Caring for Women Cross-Culturally by Patricia Hill, Juliene Lipson, Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

By Patricia Hill, Juliene Lipson, Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Texas Women's Univ., Dallas. entire resource of culturally appropriate details for these offering companies to immigrant and minority girls. meant to alert the supplier to strength difficulties encountered at yes developmental levels or whilst facing delicate themes. Softcover. DNLM: Transcultural Nursing--methods.

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Ps 8/12/02 2:54 PM Page 27 Copyright © 2003 by F. A. Davis. in AA women. The major health conditions affecting AA women include the following: 1. Hypertension/ high blood pressure prevalence is believed to be among the highest in the world. Compared with whites, AAs develop hypertension at an earlier age, are more prone to substantially elevated blood pressure, and receive treatment at later stages in the disease process, when major organs such as the kidneys, heart, and blood vessels are already affected.

The number of young AA women going on to college continues, nonetheless, to surpass that of their male counterparts. S. 2%, respectively). Pubescence Psychosexual Development Most AA females achieve menarche between the ages of 10 and 12. Males, on the other hand, tend to experience initial pubescence, evidenced by deepening of their voice, between the ages of 13 and 15. For many parents, this developmental stage is marked by heightened conflict with the young girl whose physical maturity often precedes her emotional maturity.

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