The cultural context of the Sierra Leonean Mende woman as patient.

 J Transcult Nurs. 2010 Jul;21(3):228-36. doi: 10.1177/1043659609358781. The cultural context of the Sierra Leonean Mende woman as patient. Kallon I, Dundes L. Department of Sociology, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157, USA. ABSTRACT This article provides a clinically pertinent overview of Sierra Leonean immigrants, a growing patient population that most health care workersContinue reading “The cultural context of the Sierra Leonean Mende woman as patient.”

Female circumcision/genital mutilation: Culturally sensitive care

Health Care for Women International. 1993 14(3) 227-238 Female circumcision/genital mutilation: Culturally sensitive care Barbara L. Calder, Yvonne M.R. Brown & Donna I. Rae ABSTRACT The ancient ritual of female circumcision/genital mutilation is still a prevalent custom in some African countries. Because of increasing immigration of African families to Western nations, the practice has become an issue forContinue reading “Female circumcision/genital mutilation: Culturally sensitive care”

Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care

Nurse Pract. 2011 Apr;36(4):45-50. Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care. Burke E. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a continuing practice among some immigrant groups. As mobility increases among this population, NPs in primary care will continue to see women who have experienced FGM. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in orderContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care”

Knowledge of female genital cutting and experience with women who are circumcised: a survey of nurse-midwives in the United States.

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010 Jan-Feb;55(1):46-54. Knowledge of female genital cutting and experience with women who are circumcised: a survey of nurse-midwives in the United States. Hess RF, Weinland J, Saalinger NM. Malone University, Canton, OH, USA. rfhess@researchforhealth.org ABSTRACT Thousands of women with a history of female genital cutting (FGC) have immigrated to the UnitedContinue reading “Knowledge of female genital cutting and experience with women who are circumcised: a survey of nurse-midwives in the United States.”

Building community-based participatory research partnerships with a Somali refugee community.

Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6 Suppl 1):S230-6. Building community-based participatory research partnerships with a Somali refugee community. Johnson CE, Ali SA, Shipp MP. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, Arizona State University, 411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004, USA. Crista.Johnson@asu.edu BACKGROUND: The U.S. has become homeContinue reading “Building community-based participatory research partnerships with a Somali refugee community.”

Obstetric care at the intersection of science and culture: Swedish doctors’ perspectives on obstetric care of women who have undergone female genital cutting

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2010, Vol. 30, No. 6 , Pages 553-558 Obstetric care at the intersection of science and culture: Swedish doctors’ perspectives on obstetric care of women who have undergone female genital cutting Widmark C, Leval A, Tishelman C, Ahlberg BM ABSTRACT Providing healthcare for women having undergone female genital cutting can presentContinue reading “Obstetric care at the intersection of science and culture: Swedish doctors’ perspectives on obstetric care of women who have undergone female genital cutting”

Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims

Lancet. 2001 july;358(9256):159 Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims Gamal I Serour Caring for Muslim Patients Aziz Sheikh, Abdul Rashid Gatrad London: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2000 Pp 140. £17.95 ISBN-1857753720 Preview …The hallmarks of this exploration of the interface between faith and health, are a restrained tone and a balance of topics and opinions. However,Continue reading “Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims”

Feature: Issues on female genital mutilation/cutting—progress and parallels

Lancet. 2006 Dec;368:S64 – S67 Feature: Issues on female genital mutilation/cutting—progress and parallels Morris K Preview Practices vary and include sewing the labia together, clitoral tip removal, and total excision of clitoris and labia majora, sometimes with subsequent closure of wound edges (infibulation), leaving a small hole for menstrual and urinary flow. More than 130Continue reading “Feature: Issues on female genital mutilation/cutting—progress and parallels”

Perception of primary health professionals about female genital mutilation: from healthcare to intercultural competence.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2009 Jan 15;9:11. Perception of primary health professionals about female genital mutilation: from healthcare to intercultural competence. Kaplan-Marcusan A, Torán-Monserrat P, Moreno-Navarro J, Castany Fàbregas MJ, Muñoz-Ortiz L. Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. adriana.kaplan@uab.cat BACKGROUND: The practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),Continue reading “Perception of primary health professionals about female genital mutilation: from healthcare to intercultural competence.”