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We used the intersectionality framework to examine impact of racial/ethnic, immigration, and insurance differences on the timing of initiation of prenatal care (PNC) and subsequent adherence. In this cross sectional study independent variables were women’s race/ethnicity; nativity; age; education; and insurance. The dependent variables were late initiation(More)
This research study describes the unique experiences of nurses who are employed in migrant health seasonal satellite nurse-managed centers in the upper Midwest. Data were generated through semistructured interviews with 10 seasonal nurses. Phenomenology served as the research method. Four themes were identified including seeking seasonal employment,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of selected stressors and the level of associated stress experienced by neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses in the USA, and to identify their responses/coping mechanisms. The research instrument consisted of demographic data (education, location of practice, age, years in practice, gender) and(More)
Death is a reality in the neonatal intensive care setting. This adds to the job stress nurses experience. Although the literature is replete with topics on death and dying, few of these articles are empirically based. The purpose of this study was to determine the stress associated with taking care of babies who die in NICU settings. The responses/coping(More)
When individuals plan to travel internationally, they frequently assume that they will have an enjoyable and memorable experience. But for some, the effects of culture shock may negatively impact their travels and memories. The purpose of this study was to describe culture shock as reported by student nurses who took part in an international short-term(More)
This phenomenological study was undertaken for the purpose of describing the meaning of transcultural health care. A phenomenological approach was utilized to elicit the essence of meaning attached to the experience. Students in an upper midwestern university, enrolled in a transcultural health care course participated in the educational experience(More)
This meta-analysis compares California to 13 states with regard to adequacy of prenatal care in the context of the major Medicaid expansion. It shows a reduction in prenatal care inadequacy after 1992, especially in California. It also shows persistent racial ethnic disparities. By examining how California differed from other states, this study provides not(More)
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