A culturally competent approach to exploring barriers in organ donation consent among Haitian immigrants: Formative focus group findings and implications

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Abstract

African Americans consent to donation less often than whites, have fears and misconceptions about donation specific to their cultures, and wait longer to receive transplants when the need is identified. However, there is less detailed empirical data on the transplant needs and barriers for Haitian immigrants. This paper describes focus group results designed to identify culturally grounded beliefs, attitudes, and barriers to organ donation. Results were used to design and implement the "Bay Lavi" (Give Life) campaign designed to raise awareness and increase organ donation consent among Haitian Immigrants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1113-1118
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Barriers to organ donation consent
  • Haitian immigrants
  • Health communication
  • Knowledge
  • Organ donation consent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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