Oral history interview with Karen Meredith, 1991


Meredith, Karen (Interviewee)
Resnik, Susan, 1940- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Karen Meredith, 1991
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Karen Meredith : oral history, 1991
Early involvement as nurse coordinator at hemophilia care center in mid-1970s; development of components of Patient-Family Education Models; formulation of International Nurses Committee of Word Federation of Hemophilia (WFH); impact of personal maternal responsibilities on professional responsibilities; development of camaraderie with female co-workers; circulation of Patient-Family model to other countries; characteristics of hemophilia community; responsibilities as Director of Georgia State Hemophilia Program; development of the Hemophilia Handbook; evolution of nursing care in hemophilia treatment; the "ah-hah" phenomenon in hemophilia education; confusion and misinformation in hemophilia community in early AIDS years; personal response to AIDS in hemophilia community; involvement with CDC; early responsibilities at CDC; comprehensive hemophilia care model and its relationship to other chronic diseases; future direction at CDC regarding hemophilia; "compliant" versus "non-compliant" patients and care providers; mechanisms for training hemophilia caregivers in delivering HIV prevention education; differing statistical figures for the prevalence of hemophilia; changes in National Hemophilia Foundation since 1970s. Digital transcript only contains first section of session 1 (pages 1-53 of 59 pages)
Collection Name
Hemophilia oral history collection
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; AIDS (Disease)--History.--United States; Health services administrators; Nurses; Meredith, Karen; World Federation of Hemophilia; Center for Disease Control
oral histories
Physical Description
53 pages
Interviewed by Susan Resnik on January 15, 1991
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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