Discussion: Culture Care Theory
Discussion: Culture Care Theory
JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING / JULY 2002Leininger / CULTURE CARE THEORY
Culture Care Theory: A Major Contribution to Advance Transcultural Nursing Knowledge and Practices
MADELEINE LEININGER, PhD, LHD, DS, CTN, FAAN, FRCNA
This article is focused on the major features of the Culture Care Diversity and Universality theory as a central contrib- uting theory to advance transcultural nursing knowledge and to use the findings in teaching, research, practice, and consul- tation. It remains one of the oldest, most holistic, and most comprehensive theories to generate knowledge of diverse and similar cultures worldwide. The theory has been a powerful means to discover largely unknown knowledge in nursing and the health fields. It provides a new mode to assure culturally competent, safe, and congruent transcultural nursing care. The purpose, goal, assumptive premises, ethnonursing research method, criteria, and some findings are highlighted.
This article is focused on the 2001 Pittsburgh Precon- ference theme “Major Contributions of Book Authors to Transcultural Nursing Knowledge and Practices.” As the founder of the discipline and author of 28 books and 220 pub- lished articles, I hold that my Culture Care Diversity and Uni- versality theory has made a significant contribution to estab- lish and advance transcultural nursing research knowledge and practice since the mid-1950s. This article is a brief synop- sis of culture care theory with its unique features and major contributions to support transcultural nursing as a discipline and practice field.
Part 1 – Initial Post – Read the article posted in the reading section. Read sections in your text for Leininger and any other sources for information on the theorist. Please make sure that you read about the sunrise model and discuss this in your post.
Choose a cultural group that you are interested in e.g. American Indian women, Cuban exiles, Mormons etc.
As the public health nurse, how would you incorporate Leininger’s culture care theory in your practice? Please be specific; must be relevant to the culture that you selected (get and cite information on this culture). Answer the following questions with relevant headings.
1. Give a very brief description of one health care practice of your choice of cultural group. Remember that a health care practice is different from a health care belief.
2. How would Leininger view this culture practice OF THE CHOSEN GROUP.
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