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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Evelyn Peterson


Ethiopian medical care, Ethiopian medical care in the United States, health attitudes, health behavior


The objectives of this study are:
1. To interview ten individual Ethiopian refugees for their perspective on experiences with the healthcare services received previous to immigration to America.
2. To interview the identified individual Ethiopian refugees for their perspectives on experiences with the American healthcare services.
3. To analyze interview data developing themes which illustrate the experiences previous to immigration.
4. To analyze interview data developing themes which illustrate the Ethiopian refugees' experiences with the Ethiopian and American healthcare systems.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ethiopians -- Medical care
Ethiopians -- Medical care -- United States
Health attitudes
Health behavior



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