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Holist Nurs Pract. 2002 Jan;16(2):40-9.

Formerly incarcerated women create healthy lives through participatory action research.

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School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.


The specific purpose of the participatory action research study was to facilitate formerly incarcerated women who participate in Welcome Home Ministries (WHM) to develop their own plans and specific strategies, and to take action to build their own healthy futures. The research had a duel purpose of joint generation of knowledge and intervention relative to women's capacity building. The research intervention was the creation, implementation, and follow-up of a future search conference. The outcomes, conclusions, and implications for practice are discussed.

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