Author

George Namara

Publication Date

4-29-2020

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sabio, Cristan

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Abstract

Due to the growing population of Haitian immigrants in the United States, it is important to increase nurses’ cultural competency by understanding Haitians’ health practices as they may differ from western medicine. Google scholar and online databases through Northern Illinois University’s online library were used to access research articles regarding factors related to the health practices of the Haitian people. Factors include the use of religious practitioners for management of chronic conditions, preference for traditional remedies over western medicine, mistrust of healthcare professionals, and cultural barriers, such as language.

Extent

13 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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