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Healthcare provision for sickle cell disease in Ghana: challenges for the African context
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder affecting 2% of all babies born in Ghana. SCD is the commonest genetic condition of clinical and epidemiological importance in Africa, and over 95% of children born with ...
Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age.
(Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2012-01)
Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s leading genetic conditions with over five per cent of the world’s population carrying clinically significant haemoglobin gene variants (Modell and Darlison, 2008). In the ...
Midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies
(Hayward Medical Communications, 1996)
This paper addresses the educational implications of a study of midwives and senior student midwives knowledge of haemoglobinopathies. Knowledge was assessed from 850 multiple choice questionnaires. Respondents who had ...
Blood relations: educational implications of sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.
(Routledge/Open University Press, 1992)
Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia are genetic conditions which affect people from Black and ethnic minority communities in much greater numbers than White people, and they remain ill-understood. In this chapter Simon ...
Midwives' knowledge of haemoglobinopathies.
(De Montfort University, 1995)
The health status of minority ethnic groups.
Sickle cell: a signifier for the New Europe.
(Trentham Books, 2009)
Sickle cell and thalassaemia are health issues affecting many established and migrant minority ethnic groups across Europe. This book chapter seeks to demonstrate that sickle cell as an issue signifies both the challenges, ...
Black community members as researchers: two projects compared.
Deconstructing genetic counselling: haemoglobinopathy counsellors in the United Kingdom.
(International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 1998)
The paper begins with a brief description of sickle cell anaemia and beta-thalassaemia, the main haemoglobin disorders considered here. It then moves to a consideration of the bases of deconstruction as derived from Jacques ...
Genetic screening and ethnic minorities.
No theory of 'race' and ethnicity is without serious practical drawbacks for effecting selective screening for haemoglobin disorders. Universal screening raises issues about consent, resources, and eugenicist representation ...