B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Nursing and Health Studies
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.
Namara, George, "Understanding Haitian Immigrant's Health Practices" (2020). Honors Capstones. 1351.
Northern Illinois University
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