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Joann Brooks

RN, BS, MSN
Interim Clinical Nursing Director
University of Michigan Transplant Center
Joann Brooks
Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: Living Donation, Outreach, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant, Procurement

Brief Bio

Have worked in transplant for over 10 years, working in kidney, liver, heart and lung.

Alliance Involvement

Years Involved: 6

Current Involvement: National Transplantation Leadership Council, Workgroup - Transplantation Executive Insights, Workgroup - Conversation Series

Alliance Presentations

Black History

Improving Disparities and Access to Transplant Care in The Hispanic Community

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 2:00pm

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.

Overview: Improving access to transplant care is a challenge in many health care organizations serving historically marginalized populations. The donation and transplant communities are faced with barriers such as health literacy, culture, and language.

To motivate the implementation of culturally sensitive programs for minorities is the focus of today’s discussion, emphasizing the experience and successes of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Are these successes translated to other marginalized groups? We are looking forward to a robust exchange of ideas.

Worried Couple Holding Hands Together

FPA Resistance: Building and Leveraging Relationships

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 2:00pm

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.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Families frequently overrule the wishes of dying patients who are registered organ donors. Our discussion will focus on providing examples of effective relationships and how they have leveraged their bond in establishing an FPA resistance protocol. Health literacy issues and identifying factors that influence FPA resistance in multi-cultural communities will create some lively and insightful conversations.

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