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Falungong: recent developments in Chinese notions of healing

Falungong: recent developments in Chinese notions of healing Deborah Dysart Gale Abstract: Transcultural nursing literature provides a rich picture of prominent Chinese health-related beliefs derived from the traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. However, these traditional beliefs are being challenged and modified in response to public discussion of a new spiritual movement, Falungong (also spelled […]

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a meta-synthesis of qualitative research

Cultural caring in nursing practice: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research Maren J. Coffman Abstract: The number of qualitative studies regarding the experience of nurses caring for patients from cultures other than their own has increased, yet there remains a limited understanding of the meanings derived from this work. Using the methodology of Noblit and Hare’s […]

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Health beliefs and self breast examination in black women

Health beliefs and self breast examination in black women Mary Ella Graham Abstract: The relationship between health beliefs and practice of breast self examination (BSE) in a sample of 179 black women, 20 to 49 years of age, was investigated., Health beliefs were operationalized by employing Champion’s revised Health Belief Model Scale (1993) to collect […]

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Female genital circumcision: medical and cultural considerations

Female genital circumcision: medical and cultural considerations Cindy M. Little Abstract: Female circumcision (FC), also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is a procedure that involves partial or complete removal of external female genitalia. The definition given by, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that female circumcision “comprise all procedures involving partial or total removal […]

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Health seeking behaviors of Haitian families for their school aged children

Health seeking behaviors of Haitian families for their school aged children Shirley Schantz Abstract: Providing culturally sensitive health care to diverse groups would be enhanced by better understanding of their experiences with the health care system and perceptions of health and illness. Haitians comprise an immigrant group that has increased dramatically in the United States […]

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Racial identity from an African Amercian perspective

Racial identity from an African Amercian perspective Rolanda L. Johnson Abstract: Mortality and morbidity rates for African Americans remain high. Many of the contributing factors to these deaths may be associated with lifestyle. Research has shown that racial identity influences the lifestyles of African Americans. Racial identity includes the adoption of personal behaviors and identification […]

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The black cloud over the Sunshine State: health disparities in south Florida

The black cloud over the Sunshine State: health disparities in south Florida Janyce G. Dyer Abstract: Florida, the “Sunshine State”, is paradise for international tourists and has been adopted as seasonal or permanent home by many wealthy individuals and celebrities. However, Florida is not paradise for the growing number of residents who suffer from poverty, […]

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Prostate cancer in black men of African-Caribbean descent

Prostate cancer in black men of African-Caribbean descent Jo Ann Kleier Abstract: Prostate cancer is a significant health problem for middle-aged and elderly men. In the United States (US), it is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death. While men of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are at […]

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Inner strength in Salvadoran women: a secondary analysis

Inner strength in Salvadoran women: a secondary analysis Mary S. Rutherford Abstract: The purpose of this study was to utilize secondary analysis to identify the impact of challenging life events on the inner strength of women in El Salvador. The women interviewed lived in a rural area repatriated following the civil war that ended in […]

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Chinese cultural dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement: focus group findings

Chinese cultural dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement: focus group findings Alice G. Yick Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans attitudes and practices about death, dying, and bereavement. To this end, three focus groups were conducted with social work graduate students, pastors and religious leaders, and […]