Self-care and Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Women with HIV/AIDS

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/575223
Title:
Self-care and Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Women with HIV/AIDS
Authors:
Shambley-Ebron, Donna
Abstract:
African American women as a marginalized group in American society daily face obstacles related to race, gender, and culture. The stigma of HIV/AIDS compounds the problems and issues that African American women face as they ' manage their illness, childrearing, and other responsibilities of daily living. Within the last twenty years, HIV/AIDS has undergone a transformation, with a shift in the population most affected by HIV/AIDS. Women of color and their children have become the most rapidly growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS. This study will explore how core cultural values influence the self care activities and personal meaning of mothering among African American women who are HIV- positive. An Africana Womanist framework in conjunction with critical social theory will be used to guide and analyze this study. Knowledge generated from this research study will lead to the development of culturally appropriate theory development, and has the potential for developing empowering and liberating resistance patterns in young African American women.
Affiliation:
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing
Issue Date:
Nov-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/575223
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Type:
Dissertation
Appears in Collections:
Department of Physiological & Technological Nursing Theses and Dissertations; Theses and Dissertations

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dc.contributor.authorShambley-Ebron, Donnaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T03:38:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-19T03:38:25Zen
dc.date.issued2003-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/575223-
dc.description.abstractAfrican American women as a marginalized group in American society daily face obstacles related to race, gender, and culture. The stigma of HIV/AIDS compounds the problems and issues that African American women face as they ' manage their illness, childrearing, and other responsibilities of daily living. Within the last twenty years, HIV/AIDS has undergone a transformation, with a shift in the population most affected by HIV/AIDS. Women of color and their children have become the most rapidly growing group of people living with HIV/AIDS. This study will explore how core cultural values influence the self care activities and personal meaning of mothering among African American women who are HIV- positive. An Africana Womanist framework in conjunction with critical social theory will be used to guide and analyze this study. Knowledge generated from this research study will lead to the development of culturally appropriate theory development, and has the potential for developing empowering and liberating resistance patterns in young African American women.en
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dc.subjectAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndromeen
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectChild Rearingen
dc.subjectSocial Theoryen
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.titleSelf-care and Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Women with HIV/AIDSen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiological and Technological Nursingen
dc.description.advisorBoyle, Joyceen S.en
dc.description.committeeBennett, Gerry; Bunting, Sheila; Chinn, Peggy; Maeve, Katherine; Nugent, Katherineen
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en
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