Melva Gale Craft-Blacksheare

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The Flint, Michigan water crisis raised awareness about the dangers of lead-tainted drinking water and the role of the nurse in addressing such a crisis. Although lead exposure is dangerous for all people, research indicates that pregnant and nursing women and their infants are especially vulnerable to prenatal and postnatal lead exposure. This information(More)
Paper Presentation Objective I ntimate partner violence is a significant public health issue, with approximately 25% of women reporting lifetime violence. Intimate partner violence has been associated with unintended pregnancy, possibly due to partner coercion or interference with contraceptive. The specific aim of this study was to describe the association(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore reasons for the high chlamydia recurrence rate among African American (AA) urban women. DESIGN In this phenomenological qualitative study, young AA urban women with recurrent chlamydia were interviewed using open-ended questions guided by the conceptual framework of the health belief model (HBM). SETTING The study was set in three(More)
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