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By Ruth Johnson

This ebook inaugurates a chain devoted to the wellbeing and fitness concerns that aff ect unique groups. the following, sought after healthiness educators discover the urgent cultural and healthiness wishes of African american citizens. Discussions on baby abuse, teenage being pregnant, psychological disease, entry to future health ca re, racism, life, group values, and extra depict the complexi ty of difficulties affecting African americans 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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1982) study. This concern was routed in the thought that individuals with donor Page 17 cards would not receive adequate medical care if they entered a hospital that was actively seeking kidney donations. This concern is also related to the previous concern of communication problems among health care providers and the lay public. Furthermore, the relationship between hospitals and the communities in which they serve must be examined. In their attempts to provide quality care to the community, health care professionals and administrators must be sensitive to how they perceive and react to the health care attitudes expressed by the people they serve.

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.

87%69% 2. How likely are you to want to have your organs donated after your death? 39%21% 3. Have you granted permission for organ donation on your driver's license or on a signed donor card? 30%13% 4. Awareness of information about organ donation. 60%43% 5. Strongly agree that doctors may not do everything possible before removing organs for transplantation. 5%11% 6. Organ transplantation is an experimental medical procedure. 37%54% 7. It is important for a person to have all his or her body parts when buried.

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