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Texas Women's Univ., Dallas. finished resource of culturally suitable info for these offering prone to immigrant and minority girls. meant to alert the supplier to power difficulties encountered at sure developmental phases or whilst facing delicate themes. Softcover. DNLM: Transcultural Nursing--methods.

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Child Custody Practices. Upon the dissolution of a marriage or consensual union, it is customary for the children resulting from that union to live with their mothers. This arrangement accounts, in large part, for the high number of singleparent households headed by women found in the AA population. Following the divorce mothers and their children generally suffer economically more than fathers. ps 8/12/02 2:54 PM Page 18 Copyright © 2003 by F. A. Davis. Although the law mandates child support payments, these monies are often very difficult for AA women to collect because of the high levels of incarceration, unemployment, underemployment and unwillingness on the part of some men to pay child support.

A. (1996). Culture & Nursing Care: A Pocket Guide. San Francisco, CA: UCSF Press, pp 37–43. J. (1998). Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach. A. Davis, pp 53–73. (2000). Cultural diversity in health & illness. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Health. S. Census Bureau. (1999). The black population in the United States (March, 1999). S. C. S. Census Bureau. (2001). C. ps 8/12/02 2:54 PM Page 28 Copyright © 2003 by F. A. Davis. CHAPTER 3 American Indians and Alaska Natives LILLIAN TOM-ORME, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN INTRODUCTION Who are the American Indian and Alaska Native People?

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