When last we wrote, we were just beginning to reflect on the global upheaval encapsulated in the COVID-19 pandemic and the new urgency to confront systemic racism. Some areas of the world have emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns while others are battling new variants with catastrophic consequences. The disparities in vaccine distribution continue to be an urgent problem, along with vaccine hesitancy, building trust between patients and the healthcare system, and establishing access to healthcare for underserved populations. So, while we may be nearing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much work to be done to tackle the complexities of racial and social justice issues that remain.
"From the Editors,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE): Vol. 12:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol12/iss1/3