Exploration of Health Care Needs Among Sudanese Refugee Women

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dc.contributor.advisor Domian, Elaine
dc.contributor.author Albin, Julia M.
dc.contributor.author Domian, Elaine en
dc.contributor.editor Neuberger, Geri
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T16:28:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T16:28:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.created 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/1094
dc.description.abstract Many Sudanese refugees that have resettled in the United States have experienced severe trauma and loss during their migration, as well as physical, social, and psychological struggles in their continued adaptation to living in a new country. This study explored the healthcare needs of Sudanese women as they transition to living in the United States. Community-Based Collaborative Action Research (CBCAR) provided a framework for the study. Qualitative descriptive design using focus groups was utilized to explore the healthcare needs of Sudanese Women. Eighteen women participated in the study, which consisted of five educational sessions that were immediately followed by five audio-taped focus groups. The educational seminars presented topics such as parenting skills, preventative health practices, childhood illnesses, and emotional well-being. Focus groups allowed for a confidential setting in which women were able to reflect on the information presented, as well as verbalize topics that they would like to receive more education on in the future. Three themes were identified that reflected experience of Sudanese women. These included being pulled between two worldviews in ways of parenting and communicating with children, multiple difficulties maneuvering within the US health care system, and internal struggles in meeting emotional needs in their transition to living in the United States. This study may contribute to the empowerment of Sudanese women by providing them with a greater understanding and ability to maneuver within the US healthcare system. This partnering interchange may also increase nursing knowledge in offering culturally competent care to the Sudanese community and other refugee populations that have resettled in the United States.
dc.description.sponsorship University of Kansas School of Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Honors Program
dc.format.extent 17 pages
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of BSN Honors Research
dc.title Exploration of Health Care Needs Among Sudanese Refugee Women
dc.subject.cinahl Health Services Needs and Demand
dc.subject.cinahl Sudan
dc.subject.cinahl Women
dc.subject.cinahl Women's Health
dc.subject.cinahl Immigrants
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