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Exploring Strategies to Increase Donation and Transplantation within the API Community

Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

Continuing Education Credits

1 CEPTC Credit, 1 Nursing Contact Hour

Exploring Strategies to Increase Donation and Transplantation within the API Community

Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT / 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

Purpose / Goal

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: There are currently 10,000 Asian and 625 Pacific Islander patients on the national transplant waitlist in need of a life-saving organ transplant. This is in large part due to the prevalence of liver disease and hepatitis, which often puts patients at risk for organ failure. In this session, we will explore the varying attitudes and behaviors of the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community with respect to organ donation and transplantation. Our panelists will review the distinctions between the perception of organ donation across different API ethnic groups. The discussion will also highlight on real-world experiences and best practices established to increase organ donation and transplantation rates among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Added Learning Opportunity (optional) We encourage you to continue with us for an optional 30-minute Breakout Session that will take place following this session at 3pm ET/2pm CT/ 1pm MT/12 pm PT. These breakout discussions will serve as a value opportunity to connect with your peers in the community in small, collaborative groups and apply lessons learned from the general session. Following the breakout session, we will reconvene with our speakers to share key insights and strategies identified.

BREAKOUT DISCUSSION: The breakout sessions will provide participants an opportunity to engage in a deeper discussion about personal biases, misconceptions, stereotypes, and barriers to donation and transplantation in the API community

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the variations in cultural practices and perceptions across the API community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural beliefs to ensure conversations with families of potential donor families are built on trust and sensitivity.
  • Apply lessons learned to integrate culturally sensitive communication techniques into practice.

Presenters

Felicia Wells Williams[1]
Speaker
Felicia Wells-Williams
RN, BSN, MSN
Director Of Clinical Services
Legacy of Life Hawaii

Moderator

Who Does This Benefit?

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.