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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/233932
Title:
Renal health and transplantation: a focus on ethnicity
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
It is widely acknowledged within the United Kingdom that there are significant inequalities in renal health and transplant services--in relation to demand for, access to and waiting times for these services--between minority ethnic groups in particular. This phenomenon is not unique to the United Kingdom and affects many other countries that have a strong tradition of immigration. The solutions to reducing these inequalities are multi-faceted and require both short-term and long-term policy and resource-driven initiatives. In the short term, there is an urgent need to increase the number of organ donors from minority ethnic groups which will positively impact upon improved access to transplantation and contribute to reduced waiting times. The increase in donor registration can only be achieved if there are evidence-based, concerted and adequately resourced efforts to engage with minority ethnic communities at grass-roots level. In the long term, public health interventions are required that proactively seek to prevent and manage long-term conditions among the United Kingdom's multi-ethnic and multi-faith population, thereby reducing the demand for transplantation.
Affiliation:
Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK. gurch.randhawa@beds.ac.uk
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (2012) 'Renal health and transplantation: a focus on ethnicity', Journal of Renal Care, 38 (Suppl 1), pp.109-114.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Renal Care
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/233932
DOI:
10.1111/j.1755-6686.2012.00277.x
PubMed ID:
22348370
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22348370
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1755-6686
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T12:55:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T12:55:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (2012) 'Renal health and transplantation: a focus on ethnicity', Journal of Renal Care, 38 (Suppl 1), pp.109-114.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1755-6686-
dc.identifier.pmid22348370-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1755-6686.2012.00277.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/233932-
dc.description.abstractIt is widely acknowledged within the United Kingdom that there are significant inequalities in renal health and transplant services--in relation to demand for, access to and waiting times for these services--between minority ethnic groups in particular. This phenomenon is not unique to the United Kingdom and affects many other countries that have a strong tradition of immigration. The solutions to reducing these inequalities are multi-faceted and require both short-term and long-term policy and resource-driven initiatives. In the short term, there is an urgent need to increase the number of organ donors from minority ethnic groups which will positively impact upon improved access to transplantation and contribute to reduced waiting times. The increase in donor registration can only be achieved if there are evidence-based, concerted and adequately resourced efforts to engage with minority ethnic communities at grass-roots level. In the long term, public health interventions are required that proactively seek to prevent and manage long-term conditions among the United Kingdom's multi-ethnic and multi-faith population, thereby reducing the demand for transplantation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22348370en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of renal careen_GB
dc.subjectchronic kidney diseaseen_GB
dc.subjectdiabetesen_GB
dc.subjectrenal diseaseen_GB
dc.subjectethnicityen_GB
dc.subjecttransplantationen_GB
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjectkidney diseaseen_GB
dc.titleRenal health and transplantation: a focus on ethnicityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK. gurch.randhawa@beds.ac.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Renal Careen_GB

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