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Racial Discrimination and Pregnant African American Women


The current ANS featured article is titled “Perceived Racial Discrimination in the Pregnant African
American Population: A Concept Analysis
” authored by Megan R. Mileski, MSN, RN; Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FNAP, FAAN; Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN and Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, FAAN. While the article is featured you can download and read it at no cost! Here is a message about this work from the primary author, Megan Mileski:


Megan Rutland Mileski

I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing conducting a dissertation entitled “Exploring the Relationship Between Chronic Stressors and Protective Factors and Preterm Birth Risk in an African American Pregnant Population”.  My primary research interest is to better understand the relationship between perceived racial discrimination and adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth and maternal mortality/morbidity rates in the United States, particularly in the South.  I hope to build a program of research with this as my focus and found it critical to first define “Perceived Racial Discrimination in the Pregnant African American Population.”

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