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To What Extent do Faith and Religious Identity Decision-Making and Ante-Natal Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Authors: Karl Atkin, Shenaz Ahmed, Jenny Hewison and Josephine M. Green Abstract: When making decisions about prenatal diagnosis, couples not only draw on their understanding of the condition but also broader aspects of their cultural identity. This article looks at how faith and religion mediate attitudes towards screening, prenatal diagnosis

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The influence of faith and religion and the role of religious and community leaders in prenatal decisions for sickle cell disorders and thalassaemia major

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed1*, Karl Atkin2, Jenny Hewison1 and Josephine Green3 Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK 3Mother & Infant Research Unit, University of York, York, UK Objectives Religion is believed to have a significant impact on individuals

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Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies among Parents of Beta- Thalassemia Major Patients

Author: Shazia Ali, Fazaila Sabih+, Sarwat Jehan, Masood Anwar and Sabira Javed Department of Physiology Islamic International Medical CollegePeshawar Road Rawalpindi, Pakistan Abstract. β-Thalassemia major is a disorder characterized by defective production of hemoglobin and excessive destruction of red blood cells. The usual treatment consists of periodic blood transfusions that

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