By Ruth Johnson
This ebook inaugurates a sequence devoted to the healthiness matters that aff ect particular groups. right here, trendy well-being educators discover the urgent cultural and healthiness wishes of African americans. Discussions on baby abuse, teenage being pregnant, psychological affliction, entry to overall healthiness ca re, racism, existence, group values, and extra depict the complexi ty of difficulties affecting African american citizens from a cross-section of dif ferent groups. crucial for all nurse educators, scholars, and a nyone drawn to the way forward for future health care.
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In this example, it is clear that the context of racial overtones stems from the general state of misinformation about organ donation-recipient protocol. Furthermore, this preference for donation is not consistent with the criteria for appropriate organ matching. Again, the need for education here is critical to discourage incorrect information and to impact factual data about organ donation. Because Callender et al. performed a qualitative study, there should be no attempts to apply those findings to the general pop- Page 19 ulation of African Americans.
Louis experience. Transplantation Proceedings, 25, 2489-2490. , & White, M. (1991). The effect race on access and outcome in transplantation. The New England Journal of Medicine, 324, 302-307. Lazda, V. (1992). The impact of HLA frequency differences races on the access to optimally HLA-matched cadaver renal transplants. Transplantation, 53, 352-357. Livingston, I. (1993). Renal disease and black Americans: Selected issues. Social Science Medicine, 37, 613-621. , & Evans, R. (1985). Public attitudes and behavior regarding organ donation.
While the Caucasian population has been more willing to donate kidneys, there remains the persistent imbalance of supply and demand of available organs. As of May 1994, there were a total of 25,599 registrants on the national transplant waiting list for kidneys. Of this total, 34 percent or 8,693 registrants were identified as African Americans (United Network for Organ Sharing, 1994). Donor-Recipient Incompatibility In addition to the shortage, there is also the problem of donor-recipient organ incompatibility.
African American voices: African American health educators speak out by Ruth Johnson