Michelle Maxine King-Okoye

Michelle Maxine King-Okoye
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · School of Health in Social Science

PhD MSc BSc CCN RN

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Introduction
Currently, I am conducting a systematic review and a mixed methods study of the reported symptoms, help-seeking accounts, and diagnosis and treatment subjective experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) populations in developed countries with suspected, confirmed active, or previous SARS-CoV-2 and/or COVID-19 disease. https://medium.com/@IGDORE/researchers-working-together-to-examine-why-bame-populations-are-severely-affected-by-covid-19-3e2975c278a2

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There is a growing awareness that the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic will deeply change people’s lives while in the humanitarian system the gap between available resources and need is widening. Authors aim to investigate the ways new technologies can be effective in addressing global challenges. A session has been conducted at the United Nations confe...
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Covid-19 severely affects people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in comparison to other races. This has contributed to steadily increasing mortality rates within the United Kingdom (UK). BAME males and BAME females are 4.2 and 4.3 times more likely to die from a COVID-19-related infection than their White counterparts. Thes...
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Objective The aim of this study was to explore TT men's pre‐diagnosis experiences of prostate cancer (PCa). This study is part of a wider project that examined men and their partners' experiences of routes to diagnosis for PCa in TT. Methods Men (n=51) were voluntarily recruited to semi‐structured interviews from four centres. Data were analysed f...
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Most of present humanitarian crises are protracted in nature and their average duration has increased. Climate change, environmental degradation, armed conflicts, terrorism, and migration are producing exponentially growing needs to whom humanitarian organizations are struggling to respond. Novel infectious diseases such as COVID-19 add complexity...
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The impact of climate change on location, scale and nature of crises calls for an immediate evaluation and urgent need to improve resilience. There is a dearth of research examining the direct impact of climate change on adverse health outcomes across populations globally, in relation to flooding, droughts, wildfires and increasing temperatures. Th...
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Momentous advancements have been achieved in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns within the US and UK; however, COVID-19 continues to have a disproportionate impact on ethnic minority groups (1). COVID-19 has exacerbated existing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes and has a profound effect on the socioeconomic status (i.e., the social class,...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both national and organizational vulnerabilities to infectious diseases and has impacted, with devastating effects, many business sectors. Authors have identified an urgent need to effectively plan for future threats, by exploiting emerging technologies to forecast, predict and anticipate action at the strategic, o...
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COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact ethnic minorities across the globe in the absence of disaggregated ethnicity-based data. In Europe, governments continue to take a "colour-blind" approach to reporting COVID-19 cases and deaths, with a purported effort to avoid discrimination. However, dichotomising populations as either Black, Asian...
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There is a growing awareness that the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic will deeply change people’s lives, while in the humanitarian system the gap between available resources and need is widening. Authors aim to investigate the ways new technologies can be effective in addressing global challenges. A session has been conducted at the United Nations conf...
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Purpose: To examine the findings of existing studies in relation to men's cultural beliefs about changes to their bodies relevant to prostate cancer and how these affect interpretation of bodily changes and help-seeking actions. Method: We undertook a narrative review of studies conducted from 2004 to 2017 in 6 databases that highlighted men's b...
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Little is known about student nurses experiences of nursing patients with cancer in the UK. With the increasing survival of people with cancer and with cancer no longer seen as a terminal illness it is useful to understand student nurses clinical experience when nursing those with cancer. This study takes a phenomenological approach involving three...

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