ABNF Journal

ABNF Journal is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, January/February

African American Folk Medicine: A Form of Alternative Therapy
Abstract: Illness and healing are not discrete phenomena that can be isolated and considered outside their social, cultural and political contexts. When people develop a health problem and/or need, they secure relief by means of various options, all...
Health Behaviors of Undergraduate African American Nursing Students
Abstract: Health experts describe lifestyle as one of the most important factors influencing health. Adolescents and young adults have been identified as a population that engages in high-risk behaviors. The purposes of this study were to determine the...
Helping Your Patients Control Their Pain
Abstract: In this article, the authors discuss pain as a disease, obstacles to the treatment of pain, e.g., addiction, dependency, tolerance and strategies for helping patients cope with pain. Key Words: Pain; Culture and Pain; Coping with pain "Pain...
Returning to the Halls of Ivy
As some of you know, I have taken another administrative job at Chicago State University where I am pleased to serve as assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences. On my first day, a friend called just before I left for work and I told her that...
St. Agnes School of Nursing: A Legacy of Hope
Abstract: This article traces the beginning of African Americans in the nursing profession in the state of North Carolina with particular emphasis on the origin and demise of the St. Agnes School of Nursing at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC....
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