Attitudes, beliefs and behaviors surrounding organ donation among Hispanic women

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hispanic individuals are disproportionately in need of donor organs and are less likely to consent to donation than their non-Hispanic counterparts. This review addresses psychological constructs that include the attitudes and beliefs that surround organ donation within Hispanic communities and highlights the importance of women in the domain of organ donation. RECENT FINDINGS: Attitudes toward living and posthumous donation are favorable. Mistrust of the medical profession, concerns about religious acceptance of donation, perceptions of inequity in the distribution of donated organs, and the context in which donation requests typically are made all serve as barriers to consent. Women are more likely to consent to donation than are men. SUMMARY: Hispanic-American groups are heterogeneous. Culturally sensitive approaches to communicating a donation request must consider ethnic origin and language preference. Family discussion of donation should be encouraged by the medical community as part of healthcare decision-making (independent of death or crisis); women may serve as an excellent bridge between healthcare providers and families in this regard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Fingerprint

Tissue and Organ Procurement
Hispanic Americans
Health Personnel
Decision Making
Language
Tissue Donors
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Hispanic populations
  • Organ donation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation

Cite this

Attitudes, beliefs and behaviors surrounding organ donation among Hispanic women. / Radecki Breitkopf, Carmen.

In: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, Vol. 14, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 191-195.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{5b3f4cf4750549be8081997289ccc101,
title = "Attitudes, beliefs and behaviors surrounding organ donation among Hispanic women",
abstract = "PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hispanic individuals are disproportionately in need of donor organs and are less likely to consent to donation than their non-Hispanic counterparts. This review addresses psychological constructs that include the attitudes and beliefs that surround organ donation within Hispanic communities and highlights the importance of women in the domain of organ donation. RECENT FINDINGS: Attitudes toward living and posthumous donation are favorable. Mistrust of the medical profession, concerns about religious acceptance of donation, perceptions of inequity in the distribution of donated organs, and the context in which donation requests typically are made all serve as barriers to consent. Women are more likely to consent to donation than are men. SUMMARY: Hispanic-American groups are heterogeneous. Culturally sensitive approaches to communicating a donation request must consider ethnic origin and language preference. Family discussion of donation should be encouraged by the medical community as part of healthcare decision-making (independent of death or crisis); women may serve as an excellent bridge between healthcare providers and families in this regard.",
keywords = "Attitudes, Hispanic populations, Organ donation",
author = "{Radecki Breitkopf}, Carmen",
year = "2009",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1097/MOT.0b013e328329255c",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "191--195",
journal = "Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation",
issn = "1087-2418",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Attitudes, beliefs and behaviors surrounding organ donation among Hispanic women

AU - Radecki Breitkopf, Carmen

PY - 2009/4

Y1 - 2009/4

N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hispanic individuals are disproportionately in need of donor organs and are less likely to consent to donation than their non-Hispanic counterparts. This review addresses psychological constructs that include the attitudes and beliefs that surround organ donation within Hispanic communities and highlights the importance of women in the domain of organ donation. RECENT FINDINGS: Attitudes toward living and posthumous donation are favorable. Mistrust of the medical profession, concerns about religious acceptance of donation, perceptions of inequity in the distribution of donated organs, and the context in which donation requests typically are made all serve as barriers to consent. Women are more likely to consent to donation than are men. SUMMARY: Hispanic-American groups are heterogeneous. Culturally sensitive approaches to communicating a donation request must consider ethnic origin and language preference. Family discussion of donation should be encouraged by the medical community as part of healthcare decision-making (independent of death or crisis); women may serve as an excellent bridge between healthcare providers and families in this regard.

AB - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hispanic individuals are disproportionately in need of donor organs and are less likely to consent to donation than their non-Hispanic counterparts. This review addresses psychological constructs that include the attitudes and beliefs that surround organ donation within Hispanic communities and highlights the importance of women in the domain of organ donation. RECENT FINDINGS: Attitudes toward living and posthumous donation are favorable. Mistrust of the medical profession, concerns about religious acceptance of donation, perceptions of inequity in the distribution of donated organs, and the context in which donation requests typically are made all serve as barriers to consent. Women are more likely to consent to donation than are men. SUMMARY: Hispanic-American groups are heterogeneous. Culturally sensitive approaches to communicating a donation request must consider ethnic origin and language preference. Family discussion of donation should be encouraged by the medical community as part of healthcare decision-making (independent of death or crisis); women may serve as an excellent bridge between healthcare providers and families in this regard.

KW - Attitudes

KW - Hispanic populations

KW - Organ donation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67651046963&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67651046963&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/MOT.0b013e328329255c

DO - 10.1097/MOT.0b013e328329255c

M3 - Article

C2 - 19469039

AN - SCOPUS:67651046963

VL - 14

SP - 191

EP - 195

JO - Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

JF - Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

SN - 1087-2418

IS - 2

ER -