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Improving LGBT Cultural Competence in Nursing Students: An Integrative Review.

Authors:
Hallie Orgel

ABNF J 2017 Winter;28(1):14-18

This study was done to synthesize current evidence in determining the best practice for improving the cultural competence of undergraduate nursing students towards the LGBT population. This integrative review included a systematic literature search of 12 databases. The analysis revealed a total of 14 resources to be of the highest level and quality. Read More

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July 2018
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Quality of Life Considerations During Cancer Treatment in Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Patients: A Systemic Review.

ABNF J 2017 Winter;28(1):9-13

Breast cancer is the number two leading cause of death in women all over the world and is often associated with poor quality of life (QOL). The positive and negative QOL factors influence the overall health and well-being of those affected with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). This literature review was structured to identify and understand both the positive and negative QOL factors throughout breast cancer treatment, as well as post breast cancer treatment. Read More

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July 2018
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The Millennials (Generation Y): Segregation, Integration and Racism.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2017 Winter;28(1):5-8

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July 2018
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A Call About Concerns in 2017.

Authors:
Patsy Smith

ABNF J 2017 Winter;28(1)

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July 2018
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Greetings to ALL in the New Year.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2017 Winter;28(1)

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July 2018
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You Do What You Got To Do: African-American Women's Perspectives of Managing Breast Cancer.

ABNF J 2016 Autumn;27(4):92-98

The purpose of this study is to build a grounded theory of the process of diagnosis, treatment, and coping in African-American women diagnosed with stage 1-3 breast cancer, and identifying factors that may lead to resiliency in these women. Factors promoting resiliency identified by the participants included having a voice, self-attunement, spirituality, pragmatism, and keeping positive. Based on the findings, the researchers suggest health care providers work to create patient-centered healthcare,facilities for cancer treatment, validate patient self-agency, encourage communion, and hire staff that have been previously diagnosed with breast cancer to act as mentors. Read More

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July 2018
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Breast Health Attitudes in Afro-Caribbean Women.

ABNF J 2016 Autumn;27(4):88-91

Worldwide, in developed and underdeveloped coun- tries, breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer among women with approximately 1.3 million diagnoses annu- ally. In like manner, it is the most commonly occurring type of cancer among women in the United States. Read More

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July 2018
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Addressing Health Disparities through Cultural and Linguistic Competency Trainings.

ABNF J 2016 Autumn;27(4):83-87

Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CALC) involves the idea that to eliminate long standing disparities in our society, providers need to be able to work effectively cross- culturally. This study describes the evaluation of a 3.5 hour CALC training with the objective of improving human service providers' knowledge, attitudes, and comfort in serving diverse groups. Read More

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July 2018
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The Danger of Not Following Police: Orders When Approached.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 Autumn;27(4):81-82

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July 2018
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Health, Life, Death, and the U.S. Police Departments.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 Autumn;27(4):79-80

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July 2018
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Think Like a Nurse: A Critical Thinking Initiative.

ABNF J 2016 Summer;27(3):64-66

Critical thinking is essential in the practice of the nurse generalist, today. Nursing faculty is frequently trying to identify teaching strategies in promoting critical thinking and engaging students in active learning. To close the gap between critical thinking and student success, a school in the south east United States implemented the use of the 'think like a nurse initiative" for incoming junior nursing students. Read More

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March 2018
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Perception of Obesity in the Latino Population: Implications for Weight Loss Clinical Trials.

ABNF J 2016 Summer;27(3):58-63

Ethnic minorities in the United States have a higher prevalence of obesity, with higher levels reported in Latinos/Hispanics. A qualitative study was done to understand perceptions of obesity and identify factors that may enhance the attractiveness of a behavioral weight-loss intervention in the Latino community. Weight loss trials designed to target the Latino/Hispanic population may benefit by considering the Latino/Hispanic perception of the problem, the barriers to weight loss, and for study participation that may be specific to this population. Read More

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March 2018
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Aspects of Global Health Issues: Diseases, Natural Disasters, and Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 Summer;27(3):53-57

Global health issues are concerns of all public health officials throughout the world. This entails reviewing aspects such as the impact of poverty and the lack of access to quality health care, ignored global killers such as Diseases (Infectious diseases-Malaria, HIV/AIDS), Natural Disasters (Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, and Armed Conflict), Health in the Media, and the Involvement of Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research. These issues are challenges to many needless deaths. Read More

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March 2018
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Global and Public Health Issues of 2016.

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ABNF J 2016 Summer;27(3):51-52

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March 2018
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Averting Malpractice Issues in Today's Nursing Practice.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 ;27(2):25-7

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June 2016
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Issues Confronting the Nursing Profession Today.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 ;27(2):23-4

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June 2016
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Health, Healing, and Well-Being According to the New Testament.

ABNF J 2016 ;27(2):44-7

The New Testament is regarded as the authoritative spiritual guidance for all practicing Christians. The relationship between religion and health continues to exert a significant role in an individual's, health, behavior, and lifestyle. This study aims at establishing a link between the Scriptural and early theological tradition of the body, from Jesus Christ to the early church, with an eye toward identifying themes that can help promote health and well-being among Christian communities today. Read More

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June 2016
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Multicultural Differences in Women's Expectations of Birth.

Authors:
Marianne F Moore

ABNF J 2016 ;27(2):39-43

This review surveyed qualitative and quantitative studies to explore the expectations around birth that are held by women from different cultures. These studies are grouped according to expectations of personal control expectations of support from partner/others/family; expectations of carel behavior from providers such as nurses, doctors, and/or midwives; expectations about the health of the baby; and expectations about pain in childbirth. Discussed are the findings and the role that Western culture in medicine, power and privilege are noted in providing care to these women. Read More

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June 2016
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The Workplace Environment for African-American Faculty Employed in Predominately White Institutions.

ABNF J 2016 ;27(2):28-38

Diversity in academia requires attention, especially with the expected increase in minority populations in the United States (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (AACN) 2014). Despite theoretical papers that suggest that several challenges are encountered by minority faculty employed in predominately White institutions, a dearth of research on this topic has been published. The purpose of this literature review was to analyze the published research that addressed the workplace environment of African-American faculty employed in predominately White institutions. Read More

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June 2016
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A Tribute to Dr. Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2016 ;27(1):5-6

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April 2016
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The Effectiveness and Need for Facility Based Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Programs.

ABNF J 2016 ;27(1):16-9

It has become crucial for nursing facilities to rapidly train future nurse aides and remove any barriers to their matriculation into the field of care. Facilities feel the organizational burden of insufficient staffing and need to lever all effective programs to train future employees. The facility-based, Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Programs (NATCEP) serve as a viable option to help fill shortages in the professional medical workforce. Read More

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April 2016
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Black Feminism: An Integrated Review of Literature.

Authors:
Katie L Love

ABNF J 2016 ;27(1):11-5

This study presents a systematic literature review exploring the uses and potential benefits of Black Feminism in nursing research. Black Feminism may benefit knowledge development for nursing in a variety of ways, such as illuminating the multifaceted factors of Black women's identities in helping scholars move away from generalization of experiences, to improve understanding of health disparities, and making such changes by broadening the social consciousness of the nurse researchers, who are predominantly White. Discrimination in health disparities may be deconstructed if the focus is placed on asking different research questions and offering different interventions with the social structures that contributes to such actions. Read More

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April 2016
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An Orientation Program for Clinical Adjunct Faculty.

Authors:
Gwendolyn Rice

ABNF J 2016 ;27(1):7-10

Having highly competent clinical faculty in an institution of higher learning is a prerequisite for graduating safe nurses in the future. The purpose of this project was to increase each clinical nurse's knowledge and skills for the new role of clinical adjunct nursing faculty. Successful implementation of this program will help promote consistency in effective job performance of clinical adjunct faculty and facilitate achievement of the projected goals and outcomes. Read More

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April 2016
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Gamification: An Innovative Teaching-Learning Strategy for the Digital Nursing Students in a Community Health Nursing Course.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(4):90-4

Serious games have "re-emerged" as innovative teaching-learning strategies that researchers have shown to be effective in improving student learning outcomes. "Serious games" refer to games that are driven by educational goals, not entertainment. The use of serious games as part of the teaching-learning experience in nursing education fits into the philosophy and strategies of active learning. Read More

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February 2016
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Minorities in Nursing Education: Using Smartphones.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(4):85-9

The use of Smartphones in teaching and learning is transforming academia and affords a shift in paradigm for Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUs) nurse programs for the 21st century. Smartphone use in academic settings has gained popularity among college students. For minority and low-income students, this handheld device may be the only source to real-time Internet-accessible information, and in anchoring social, vocational, and academic habits. Read More

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February 2016
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Using Mobile Devices in Nursing Education.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(4):78-84

The use of mobile device technology in nursing education is growing. These devices are becoming more important in the health care environment with an advantage of providing a compendium of drug, nursing procedures and treatments, and disease information to nursing students. Senior baccalaureate nursing students traditionally are prohibited from medication administration during psychiatric-mental health clinical rotations, but they are required to participate in simulated medication discussions and administration experiences. Read More

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February 2016
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The Coppin State University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

Authors:
Joan S Tilghman

ABNF J 2015 ;26(4):74-7

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program development was identified as a pivotal part of the Coppin State University (CSU) Helene Fuld School of Nursing's' Strategic Plan. The program was launched as early as 2009 with plans to be implemented before 2015. The program was developed in response to the October 2004 endorsement of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) position statement which recognizes the DNP as the appropriate credential for all advanced nursing practice roles by 2015. Read More

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February 2016
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Integrating Technology into Nursing Education.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(4):72-3

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February 2016
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Ethical and Moral Courage is Distress among Professional Nurses: A Workplace Issue.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(3):63-4

Ethics and moral issues do impact the manner in which professional nurses perform their major duties. Moral distress often conflict with an ethical appropriate course of action that is known, but cannot be implemented. This distress has been associated with job dissatisfaction, burnout, early retirement, withdrawal from the moral dimensions of direct patient care, and others just leaving the profession altogether. Read More

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October 2015
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The Influence of Spirituality on Health Behaviors in an Afro-Caribbean Population.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(3):57-62

Spirituality is an integral part of the Afro-Caribbean experience. This study explored spirituality's influence on health in a church-going Afro-Caribbean population in order to further develop the concept of Spiritually-Guided Health risk Interception (SGHRI). Using a naturalistic approach, ten (10) members of local Pentecostal churches including ministry leaders, were interviewed. Read More

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October 2015
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Ethical and Moral Distress.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(3):56

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October 2015
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Pilot Testing HIV Prevention in an Afro Caribbean Faith-Based Community.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):43-9

This research attempted to test an HIV prevention intervention for Afro-Caribbean female teens. The purpose was to improve knowledge and attitudes concerning HIV/AIDS, improve mother-daughter sexual communication, and to reduce risky sexual behaviors. Using a community-based approach, sixty mother and daughter pairs were randomly assigned. Read More

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August 2015
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African American Wives and Perceived Stressful Experiences: Providing Care for Stroke Survivor Spouses.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):39-42

This research used a quantitative design to explore perceived stress experiences of African American wives in the care of spouses who are stroke survivors. The wives as caregivers (44.7%) were participants from rural communities in the southeastern region of North Carolina. Read More

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August 2015
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Exploratory Study of Breast Cancer Screening Practices of Urban Women: A Closer Look at Who Is and Is Not Getting Screened.

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):30-8

Several initiatives have been embarked upon over the past decade to encourage breast cancer screening and follow-up among women who reside in urban communities. With these efforts, data revealed that many women do not receive the recommended breast cancer screening. Studies have been published in scientific literature that explored barriers faced by women relative to breast cancer screening. Read More

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August 2015
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"Core Communication Competencies in Patient-Centered Care" by Anita D. Boykins.

Authors:
Rick Deese

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):29

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July 2015
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Dr. Pier Broadnax Discusses the RN to BSN Program at UDC with NurseJournal.org.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):28

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August 2015
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A Moral Distress: Chewing Gum (Harmful or Helpful?).

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(2):27-8

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August 2015
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Enhancing conflict competency.

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):123-8

Purpose: Professional nurses are taking on leadership roles of diverse healthcare teams. Development of conflict competence is essential, yet requires self-awareness and deliberate effort. Heightened awareness of one's preferred conflict style and cognizance of the implications of overuse and/or underuse of these styles is important. Read More

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March 2015
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African American women share 'real talk' stories about fatigue related to breast cancer treatment.

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):116-22

Fatigue is the most common side effect experienced by women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The fatigue experience of African American (AA) women who undergo breast cancer treatment has been understudied. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study is to share stories of 10 AA women who experienced fatigue related to breast cancer treatment. Read More

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March 2015
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Characteristics of racism and the health consequences experienced by black nursing faculty.

Authors:
Ora V Robinson

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):110-5

Few studies have examined the health consequences of racism experienced by Black nursing professors. A cohort of nine Black nursing professors at various academic ranks responded to a series of questions on racism, coping and intervention strategies to reduce the harmful health consequences. Findings identified behavioral characteristics of racism, resiliency factors of coping, and suggested workshops to minimize the effects of racism within the nursing profession. Read More

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March 2015
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Transitioning RN to BSN students from acute care to hospice care nursing.

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):103-9

Today, most medical professionals focus on a cure. However, hospice care provides a quality of life for those persons nearing the end of life or persons experiencing a life-limiting illness. The distressing reality is that most nurses are not taught the full scope of end of life care (EOL) in schools of nursing. Read More

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March 2015
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Psychometric evaluations of the efficacy expectations and Outcome Expectations for Exercise Scales in African American women.

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):98-102

This secondary analysis tested the reliability and validity of the Self-Efficacy for Exercise (SEE) and the Outcome Expectations for Exercise (OEE) scales in 126 community dwelling, middle aged African American women. Social Cognitive Theory postulates self-efficacy is behavior age, gender and culture specific. Therefore, it is important to determine ifself-efficacy scales developed and tested in older Caucasian female adults are reliable and valid in middle aged, minority women. Read More

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March 2015
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The status of HBCU nursing students.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2014 ;25(4):96-7

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March 2015
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Visiting the Republic of Cuba: An Experience to Remember.

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(1):17-9

A few years ago, I was privileged to visit the Republic of Cuba as a summer vacation. Officially, this Spanish island is the largest island in the Caribbean, with more than 12 million people. It is only second as being most populous after Hispaniola with its people, culture and customs. Read More

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August 2016
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Mothers' Perceptions of Child Vulnerability in Previous Preterm Infants.

Authors:
Alice S Hill

ABNF J 2015 ;26(1):11-6

This research examined whether the same predictive variables of mothers'perceptions of child vulnerability are present for extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) and very low birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Data were collected using 120 infants and 119 mothers. In ELBW infants, days until first bottle feeding, feeding problems, and feeding practices accounted for 69. Read More

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August 2016
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Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Breast Cancer: The Perspective of African American Women.

Authors:
Diana P Jones

ABNF J 2015 ;26(1):5-10

A naturalistic qualitative research study was conducted focusing on young African American women with breast cancer and their biological mothers. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 14 participants to identify their knowledge, beliefs and feelings of breast cancer. Several women reported issues of medical distrust; limited treatment options; breast cancer is a death warrant. Read More

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August 2016
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EBOLA in America: An Epidemic or a Pandemic?

Authors:
Geraldine Brown

ABNF J 2015 ;26(1):3-4

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August 2016
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