By Ruth Johnson
This publication inaugurates a sequence devoted to the health and wellbeing matters that aff ect particular groups. right here, renowned well-being educators discover the urgent cultural and health and wellbeing wishes of African americans. Discussions on baby abuse, teenage being pregnant, psychological disease, entry to future health 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 health and wellbeing care.
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The majority of the chapters focus on adulthood and those issues pertinent to all developmental aspects of adult life. Significant as well is the inclusion of one chapter on cancer and one chapter on organ transplants in the African American community. These two chapters successfully reveal the unspoken but practicing cultural beliefs of some African Americans. They demonstrate African American beliefs about organ transplant and how some African Americans view illness, factors significant to the course and effect of illness and outcome.
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.
African American voices: African American health educators speak out by Ruth Johnson