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Female genital mutilation: Applications of nursing theory for clinical care

Burke, Emily DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000394994.41681.0c
Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a continuing practice among some immigrant groups. As mobility increases among this population, NPs in primary care will continue to see women who have experienced FGM. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in order to provide optimal, culturally appropriate clinical care.

As mobility increases among the immigrant population, NPs in primary care will likely see women who have experienced female genital mutilation as part of their cultural norms. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in order to provide optimal, culturally appropriate clinical care

Emily Burke is a public health nurse in Denver, Colo.

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