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Exploring transplant opportunities in Hmong culture: a case report

TitleExploring transplant opportunities in Hmong culture: a case report
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNeidich, A, Mahanty, HD, Bramstedt, KA
JournalProg TransplantProg Transplant
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1526-9248 (Print)<br/>1526-9248 (Linking)
Accession Number19588670
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Asian Continental Ancestry Group/ ethnology, Attitude to Health/ ethnology, California, China/ethnology, Cultural Competency, Cultural Diversity, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Kidney Failure, Chronic/ethnology/therapy, Kidney Transplantation/ethics/ ethnology, Male, Medicine, Chinese Traditional, Refugees/psychology, Social Values, Tissue and Organ Procurement/ethics/ organization & administration
AbstractA clinical case is used to explore the ethical complexities of solid organ donation and transplantation within the Hmong community in the United States. Although many cultures can present various ethical issues, the challenges of the Hmong belief system are unique and distinctly complex. Ways for the medical team to integrate with the Hmong value system to attempt to create an environment of transcultural respect and appreciation are described.
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