Abstract

More than 650,000 people per year in the United States are affected by End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (US Renal Data System, 2013). This diagnosis affects many areas of the patient's life and patients have limited options for treatment. Kidney transplantation for patients with ESRD continues to be noted as the most optimal treatment (Rubin & Weir, 2015; Maggiore, et al., 2014; Patzer, Platinga, Krisher, & Pastan, 2014). However, despite this information, utilization of transplantation remains inconsistent and variable in the population. There are many areas of disparities regarding the kidney transplant waitlist including wait times, gaining access to the wait list, and being changed to inactive status. This paper will discuss the reasons identified in the literature for these inequalities and will also explore the impact that the demographics of the patient play a role in their ability attempt to better to be waitlisted. Transplant recipients will be surveyed and also interviewed to gather more information on the transplant wait list process and possible reasons for the inequalities.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Burg, Mary Ann

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Public Administration

Degree Program

Public Affairs; Social Work

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008124; DP0023460

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023460

Language

English

Release Date

August 2020

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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Social Work Commons

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