Reply To: Sickle Cell Non-compliance

  • Shannon Cole

    February 4, 2022 at 8:40 pm


    I’m so glad you brought this up I don’t have a solution but we struggle with the same issues with our population here in Maine mostly from The Congo.Generally overtime we are able to build a relationship and start seeing better compliance. We just try to start slow and keep them coming back to clinic. It’s hard to find teaching materials in Portuguese and Lingala but are working on a new simple HU teaching sheet to have translated in several languages. We do have a few interpreters that  consistently work with us. I’m interested in hearing from others and would also love to talk more and share materials and ideas. 

    Shannon Cole CPHON 
    Maine Children’s Cancer Program 

    Shannon Cole RN CPON
    Maine Children’s Cancer Program
    Scarborough Maine
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-04-2022 09:48 AM
    From: Andrea Haggard
    Subject: Sickle Cell Non-compliance

    Hello all,

    I am interested in how other facilities are handling sickle cell patients and non-compliance. Specifically, concerning refugee patients from the Congo. How are your facilities overcoming language and cultural barriers to promote compliance? Are you seeing the same trends in non-compliance at your institution?  I am looking for better ways to help serve this population.

    Thank you,

    Andrea Haggard APRN
    Kentucky Children’s Hospital

    Andrea Haggard, APRN,RN
    Lexington, KY
    United States