Maternal Mortality in African American Women

Childbirth is a risky process for women. Childbirth puts women at risk for things like infection, hemorrhage, respiratory distress, preeclampsia and so much more. African American women have more complications leading to mortality during and after childbirth compared to White women. This begs the question on the difference in care between Black women and White women that would be causing this disparity. There were no results that illuminated the actual care difference between races. Findings did find that implicit bias and comorbidities of Black women could be the cause of the disparity.

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Work Title Maternal Mortality in African American Women
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  1. Helena Johnson
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Publication Date April 21, 2023
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Deposited April 10, 2023

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    • An EBP study to investigate the increased incidence of mortality in African American women during and after childbirth compared to the incidence of mortality in white women. In pregnant African American women, how does the care differ compared to the care of a white women influence mortality during and after birth. Implicit bias has an effect on the increase of mortality in African American women compared to the mortality in African American women.
    • I present an evidence-based practice project to investigate the increased incidence of mortality in African American women during and after childbirth compared to the incidence of mortality in white women. In pregnant African American women, how does the care differ compared to the care of a white women influence mortality during and after birth. Implicit bias has an effect on the increase of mortality in African American women compared to the mortality in African American women.
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    • I present an evidence-based practice project to investigate the increased incidence of mortality in African American women during and after childbirth compared to the incidence of mortality in white women. In pregnant African American women, how does the care differ compared to the care of a white women influence mortality during and after birth. Implicit bias has an effect on the increase of mortality in African American women compared to the mortality in African American women.
    • Childbirth is a risky process for women. Childbirth puts women at risk for things like infection, hemorrhage, respiratory distress, preeclampsia and so much more. African American women have more complications leading to mortality during and after childbirth compared to White women. This begs the question on the difference in care between Black women and White women that would be causing this disparity. There were no results that illuminated the actual care difference between races. Findings did find that implicit bias and comorbidities of Black women could be the cause of the disparity.
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