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The Lived Experiences of African American Women Receiving Care from Nurse Practitioners in a Nurse-Managed Clinic in an Urban Context
Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A
Marilyn McFarland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A
Janee Macklin, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Nancy Riggs, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

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Wehbe-Alamah, H., McFarland, M., Macklin, J., & Riggs, N. (2011). The lived experiences of African American women receiving care from nurse practitioners in an urban nurse-managed clinic. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 1(1), 15-26. doi:10.9730/

Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to discover African American women‟s lived experiences of receiving primary health care from nurse practitioners. Leininger's culture care theory was used as the organizing framework for this study. Eleven African American women who were receiving care in a nurse managed urban care center were recruited as participants for this study. An adaptation of Leininger's open-ended inquiry guide and the Sunrise Enabler were used along with Colaizzi‟s phenomenological method to assist with the data collection and analysis. Audio-taped interviews and the researchers‟ observations were analyzed in search of significant statements and formulations of meanings and themes. The findings from this study are useful in understanding African American women's lived experiences when receiving care from nurse practitioners and assisting nurse practitioners in providing culturally congruent care that is satisfying and beneficial to African American women.
Keywords: African American women, Leininger's culture care theory, nurse practitioner care, phenomenology

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