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Lessons learned: providing culturally competent care in a nurse-managed center

Lessons learned: providing culturally competent care in a nurse-managed center Valerie Browne-Krimsley Abstract: The author discusses the conceptualization and implementation of a university and community sponsored nursing care center to meet the needs of the community. A case study is given illustrating the cogent points dealt with in the article. Key Words: Nurse-Managed Center, Culturally […]

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Elderly citizen’s perception of their health and care provided in a rural South African community

Elderly citizen’s perception of their health and care provided in a rural South African community Dollie Brathwaite Abstract: A descriptive survey of 201 senior citizens, 55 years or older was conducted June 2001, using face-to-face interviews to establish a database. Structured tools were used to measure self appraisal of family stress, perceived social support, caregiver […]

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a personal cultural encounter after the storm

Kuwait: a personal cultural encounter after the storm Geraldine Brown Abstract: The author discusses her experience in traveling to Kuwait during the past several years and what she has learned about the people, their culture and the region. Keywords: Kuwait, Gulf War, Storm, Nursing ********** Kuwait, the country noted as the cultural capital of the […]

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what’s a librarian got to do with it?

Nursing accreditation: what’s a librarian got to do with it? Cynthia Burke Abstract: Nursing education accreditation visits are similar to JCAHO accreditation visits. Both types of accreditation are offered to ensure quality programs and services. The author, a librarian, describes the role of the nursing library in helping the Hampton University School of Nursing to […]

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Obesity and diabetes in African American women

Obesity and diabetes in African American women Joan Tilghman Abstract: Obesity has reached near epidemic proportions in the United States. The prevalence of obesity is high among African Americans, particularly African American women. The risk of diabetes is significantly related to obesity. The risks of morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes poses serious problems for […]

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Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie was honored at the 24th Annual Salute to a Black Nurse and Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at the Washington Convention Center who saluted the lifetime achievements of Dr. Carnegie

Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie was honored at the 24th Annual Salute to a Black Nurse and Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at the Washington Convention Center who saluted the lifetime achievements of Dr. Carnegie Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie was honored at […]

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Reducing health disparities through culturally sensitive treatment for HIV+ adults in Haiti

Reducing health disparities through culturally sensitive treatment for HIV+ adults in Haiti Jessy G. Devieux Unlike North and Latin America, where the rates of HIV/AIDS have either been reduced or have leveled off, the Caribbean remains the only region in the Western Hemisphere with steadily increasing rates of HIV (Camara, 2002). Within the Caribbean, Haiti […]

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Coping strategies of female adolescents with HIV/AIDS

Coping strategies of female adolescents with HIV/AIDS Carolyn L. Lewis Abstract: This descriptive study was designed to assess coping strategies of female adolescents infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (N=30). Results from the Adolescent Coping Orientation for Problem Experiences Questionnaire (ACOPES) revealed that the most often utilized coping strategies […]

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A comparative study of prostate screening health beliefs and practices between African America and Caucasian men

A comparative study of prostate screening health beliefs and practices between African America and Caucasian men Sharon Lambert Abstract: This descriptive comparative study investigated the prostate screening health beliefs and practices of men over the age of 45. A self-administered questionnaire was used prior to an informational session, which also included a question and answer […]

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Great black nurses series: Estelle Massey Riddle Osborne

Great black nurses series: Estelle Massey Riddle Osborne Marie O. Pitts Mosley Estelle Massey Riddle Osborne (May 3, 1901-Dec. 12, 1981), African-American nurse, author, administrator, researcher, and consultant was a pioneer in organizational administration and a significant leader in struggles to eliminate discrimination in society as a whole and in the national professional nursing organizations […]