Lennette Parks

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In this study, we examined the meaning and function of spirituality for a group of African American women. Participants had been recruited for a focus group study exploring the significance of mother-daughter-sister relationships to the well being and health behavior choices of women. Women developed individually defined concepts of spirituality by(More)
Racism influences the conceptualization of motherhood and the practice of mothering. Narrative analysis was completed on 246 stories collected through five focus groups. Twenty-five African American women participated in the study. The results indicate that living in a racist society profoundly impacts the maternal thinking and practice of African American(More)
Culturally consistent community-based health promotion interventions have been identified as integral components of strategies to decrease health disparities. The limited number of culturally competent scholars impedes the development of appropriate interventions. This article examines issues relevant to the development of scholars interested in(More)
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