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Health Equity in Multiple Myeloma: Confronting Disparities in Care for African American Patients

  • Authors: Amy Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
  • CE Released: 1/31/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 1/31/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for hematology and oncology nurses and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge of nurses in the community care setting about differences in multiple myeloma (MM) based on race/ethnicity and disparities in care for African American patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Characteristics of MM in African American patients
    • Disparities in health care between patients with MM who are African American vs those of other races or ethnicities
    • Impact of disparities in health care on the survival of African American patients with MM
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Advocate for African American patients with MM


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  • Amy Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

    Clinical Director, Flatiron Health
    Nurse Practitioner
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York


    Disclosure: Amy Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Bristol Myers Squibb
    Stocks, stock options, or bonds from: Roche


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Peer Reviewer

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Developed through a partnership between Medscape and International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).


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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; none of these credits is in the area of pharmacology.

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Health Equity in Multiple Myeloma: Confronting Disparities in Care for African American Patients

Authors: Amy Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BCFaculty and Disclosures

CE Released: 1/31/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/31/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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