Recently, I was asked what event started me on my journey toward academia and research. That was an easy question to answer.
Take a look at this article, Outrageous_Outraged.pdf, which appeared in Nursing Outlook in 1980. It was written by my former boss when I was a liaison nurse at the City of Fort Worth Health Department. I am still struggling to solve problems of inadequate care for women giving birth.
A group of citizen scientists, nurses, and researchers are asking for help to raise money to pay processing costs to obtain homicide reports from Medical Examiners around the state of Texas. Maternal Homicide goes under-reported on death certificates. We have to find new ways of uncovering these murders so we can take action to prevent them.
Here is the video of Reverend Deneen Robinson summarizing part of AFIYA’s report on Black maternal mortality. Included is a young woman’s story of her fear of dying in childbirth due to the risk associated with her race.