ABNF Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring

A Historical Overview of Spirituality in Nursing
Abstract: The following article is an attempt to encapsulate an historical overview of spirituality in nursing. Despite a plethora of information relative to spirituality in nursing, the decision was to do an eclectic overview that was not reflective...
Assessing Spirituality in Mentally Ill African Americans
"I came to Jesus as I was, weary, worn and sad. I found in Him a resting place and He has made me glad."Bonar (1846).Health disparities in the mental health delivery system can be measured, in part, by the participation rates of African Americans, as...
Integrative Review of Spirituality in African American Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract. This paper reports findings of an integrative review of the literature on spirituality in AA breast cancer survivors, isolates key spiritual themes, and recommends future research. Inclusion criteria are 1994 to 2004 research studies that included...
Spirituality and Nursing
Spirituality, a simplistic word yet a word that is filled with kaleidoscopic meaning; a word with enormous impact cognitively, psychologically, and behaviorally. It is a word that conjures intense feelings of all that is good and pure in this world....
Spirituality in the Natural Sciences and Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Abstract: The Big Bang theory, a widely accepted theory of the origin of the universe, states that the universe was created between ten to twenty billion years ago from a cosmic explosion. Charles Darwin, a 19th century English naturalist, convinced...
Spiritual Well-Being, Religious Coping, and the Quality of Life of African American Breast Cancer Treatment: A Pilot Study
Abstract: There is a dearth of knowledge about the quality of life of African American women during the breast cancer treatment phase. This pilot study explored spiritual well-being, religious coping, and the quality of life of African American women...
The Influence of Spirituality and Religiosity on Breast Cancer Screening Delay in African American Women: Application of the Theory of Reasoned Action and Planned Behavior (TRA/TPB)
Abstract: African American women (AAW) are 25% more likely to present with late stage breast cancer and 20% more likely to die from their disease than Caucasian women. Researchers report that a treatment delay of 3 months is a significant factor in breast...
The Influence of Spirituality on Health Care-Seeking Behaviors among African Americans
Abstract: This study examined spirituality in the cultural context of African Americans and how it relates to their health care-seeking behaviors. Focus group methodology was utilized for data collection. Three focus (3) groups were conducted in the...
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