Promoting organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom: the role of social networks in the South Asian community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237565
Title:
Promoting organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom: the role of social networks in the South Asian community
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
The percentage of South Asians on the kidney transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom is 3 times their percentage in the general population. Obviously, organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom needs improvement. In recent years, ethnically targeted campaigns in the mass media have specifically attempted to attract donors from the South Asian communities. A number of pilot studies have been done to evaluate the effectiveness of these initiatives in providing information about organ donation to South Asians. Results indicate that detailed information related to transplantation was learned mainly by people within the community receiving transplants and was transmitted through various informal community networks rather than through the resources provided by the Department of Health. This article provides an overview of who South Asians are and how these community networks were established. Transplant professionals must devise effective strategies to access these community networks, thereby raising the consciousness of transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom.
Affiliation:
University of Luton
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (2005) 'Promoting organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom: the role of social networks in the South Asian community', Progress in Transplantation, 15 (3) pp.286-90.
Publisher:
North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Journal:
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Issue Date:
Sep-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237565
DOI:
10.1177/152692480501500314
PubMed ID:
16252637
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%29%20Promoting%20organ%20donation%20and%20transplantation%20among%20South%20Asians%20in%20the%20UK%20-%20can%20utilizing%20South%20Asian%20community%20social%20networks%20provide%20the%20answer%3F.; http://pit.sagepub.com/content/15/3/286.long
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1526-9248
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T14:32:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-07T14:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005-09-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (2005) 'Promoting organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom: the role of social networks in the South Asian community', Progress in Transplantation, 15 (3) pp.286-90.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1526-9248-
dc.identifier.pmid16252637-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/152692480501500314-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237565-
dc.description.abstractThe percentage of South Asians on the kidney transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom is 3 times their percentage in the general population. Obviously, organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom needs improvement. In recent years, ethnically targeted campaigns in the mass media have specifically attempted to attract donors from the South Asian communities. A number of pilot studies have been done to evaluate the effectiveness of these initiatives in providing information about organ donation to South Asians. Results indicate that detailed information related to transplantation was learned mainly by people within the community receiving transplants and was transmitted through various informal community networks rather than through the resources provided by the Department of Health. This article provides an overview of who South Asians are and how these community networks were established. Transplant professionals must devise effective strategies to access these community networks, thereby raising the consciousness of transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth American Transplant Coordinators Organizationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%29%20Promoting%20organ%20donation%20and%20transplantation%20among%20South%20Asians%20in%20the%20UK%20-%20can%20utilizing%20South%20Asian%20community%20social%20networks%20provide%20the%20answer%3F.en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://pit.sagepub.com/content/15/3/286.long-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshBangladesh-
dc.subject.meshCommunity Networks-
dc.subject.meshCommunity-Institutional Relations-
dc.subject.meshCultural Characteristics-
dc.subject.meshEmigration and Immigration-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHealth Education-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHistocompatibility Testing-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIndia-
dc.subject.meshKidney Failure, Chronic-
dc.subject.meshKidney Transplantation-
dc.subject.meshMass Media-
dc.subject.meshPakistan-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshRegistries-
dc.subject.meshSocial Support-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titlePromoting organ donation and transplantation among South Asians in the United Kingdom: the role of social networks in the South Asian communityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalProgress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)en_GB

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