There are lots of studies that have been conducted on health disparities in dialysis care when it comes to African Americans, and they have revealed interesting facts. Some of them include; End life decision making, racial perceptions of the medical staff, impact of improving the process of care, prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD), and improving cultural competencies. The goal of this study would be to explore how bridging the gap of racial disparities in African American dialysis patient can improve their overall health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a national public health problem. While the prevalence of early stages of CKD is similar across different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is greater for minorities than their non-Hispanic white peers. furthering our understanding of the unique connection of biological, genetic, environmental, socio-cultural, and health care system level factors should promote change in our approach to health promotion and disease prevention. Treating African American dialysis patients with no bias, or stereotypes could really improve their wellbeing. Treating patients equally when it comes to treatment and respect plays an intricate role in how successful the treatments can be. There is no research on how being culturally sensitive can improve the health in African American dialysis patients. If it is found that African American dialysis patients have improved health due to bridging the disparity gap it would open the door for future researchers to determine the right course of action in bridging that disparity gap.
Keywords: disparity, dialysis, cultural sensitivity, ESRD