Date of Award

Winter 12-7-2009

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




Developing countries experience a disproportionate amount of health care inequities due to extreme poverty, lack of education, minimal resources and marginalization from health care services. Additionally, barriers such as access, availability and affordability prevent people from seeking care. Development of community based clinics can help to address the health disparities that the people of these countries often experience. Utilizing Madeleine Leininger's Culture Care Theory and the Sunrise Enabler provide a framework on which to develop clinics and health care programs in ways that are culturally congruent and acceptable. This paper addresses the health needs of Manonkoh, a small village in Sierra Leone, utilizing the concept of community based clinics to address health inequities as experienced by the people of that village.


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