My brother, Walt Davis, and his wife Isabel and I put together a game to test knowledge of Texas maternal mortality.
The game is loosely based on Family Feud. Check it out and feel free to download and use it wherever you encounter curious people wanting to improve women’s health in Texas. Please cite as Fact Checking Maternal Mortality.2020.www.curious-nurse.com
There will be discussion about Maternal Mortality as we head in to the 2020 elections. Here is the Democratic conversation.
Read about how Kamala Harris plans to address maternal mortality. Notice that she calls out Implicit Bias and Systemic Racism as factors related to maternal mortality. Texas would do well to do the same.
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.