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Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers


, : Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers. Social Work in Health Care 37(3): 75-87

Research over the last 12 years has repeatedly shown that African-American ESRD patients are less likely than white patients to be referred for a transplant evaluation. This article takes an exploratory look at issues surrounding this racial disparity. Among the issues focused on are: (a) the multiple ramifications from this racial disparity; (b) neglected factors which may be militating against the equitable referral of African-American patients; and (c) the vulnerabilities of this patient population. The final focus is on intervention strategies for nephrology social workers and how they might help to facilitate a greater equity in this area of health care with African-American patients.

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PMID: 14526877

DOI: 10.1300/J010v37n03_05


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