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Caring for the patient who has undergone female circumcision.

Home Healthc Nurse. 2002 Jan;20(1):30-4; quiz 35.

Caring for the patient who has undergone female circumcision.

Mwangi R, Smith-Stoner M.

Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health, USA. mssm@earthlink.net

ABSTRACT

Home health and hospice nurses are increasingly called to care for patients the world over. The provision of culturally competent and culturally sensitive care is critical to patient care planning. Viewing the patient holistically and within the context of family and culture provides the basis of most effective care. While nurses may not be providing skilled care directly related to female circumcision, it is important to include all of the patient’s concerns within the framework of a comprehensive plan of care.

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