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Amish Culture and Healthcare
A brief overview and literature summary published in the Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship, an online publication providing a publishing venue for nursing students. Last visited: 03/2012.

Attitudes toward genetic testing of Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite families with cystic fibrosis
An article by S. R. Miller and R. H. Schwartz which appeared in the American Journal of Public Health in February 1992. Last visited: 03/2012

Bibliography of Mennonite and Amish Folklore and Folk Arts
An extensive listing of articles on all things Amish. The articles are arranged by topic and then by author within each topic. There is a section on medicine and the sections on food, customs, beliefs and superstitions and legends and oral history may also be helpful to the health professional. Last Visited: 03/2012

Cultural Diversity: Eating in America
One in a series of fact sheets from Ohio State University. Includes information on eating practices, food preferences, food preparation techniques, dietary guidelines, customs and family traditions, and teaching implications. Concludes with references. Last Visited: 03/2012

Doctor Who Makes Barn Calls
A 1994 non-scholarly article from John Hopkins Magazine which describes selected hereditary conditions among the Amish. More informative than clinical. Last Visited: 03/2012

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
Although the title indicates the primary emphasis on Mennonites, information on related groups, such as the Amish and Hutterites, is available. For a broad overview, search the terms health, medicine, or folk medicine. Researchers may also try the names of specific diseases, conditions, or social customs such as marriage, birth control, or child birth. All of the signed and dated articles are adapted from the print version of Mennonite Encyclopedia. Last visited: 03/2012.

Playing for Safety
A short story discussing research of farm safety among the Amish. Last visited: 03/2012

Working With The Amish
Religious beliefs and practices, work, family, gender roles, language and dress. Reviewers and references at the end of the article. Last Visited: 03/2012

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National Committee For Amish Religious Freedom
Includes a question and answer section with some health related information. Last visited: 03/2012


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