Canadian Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention

Canadian Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention

by Joyce Newman Giger, Ruth Elaine Davidhizar
     
 

This reference provides a conceptual framework and appropriate assessment and intervention guidelines for holistic care of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds in Canada. A model, devised by the author, discusses the dimensions of communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations. The book focuses on the

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This reference provides a conceptual framework and appropriate assessment and intervention guidelines for holistic care of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds in Canada. A model, devised by the author, discusses the dimensions of communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations. The book focuses on the importance of providing culturally appropriate care and describes the predominant cultures found in Canada.

* Discusses the need for Canadian nurses to provide holistic, culturally sensitive care in today's increasingly diverse society.
• Thoroughly explains Giger and Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model, with a full chapter devoted to each of the six aspects of cultural assessment.
• Presents the unique perspective of Canadian contributors, who have had extensive contact with the cultural group about which they are writing, to ensure accuracy and relevance.
• Includes case studies and nursing care plans to demonstrate the application of concepts for different cultural groups in Canada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815143895
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/15/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL ASSESSMENT · Introduction to Transcultural Nursing · Communication Framework · Space Framework · Social Organization · Time Framework · Environmental Control · Biological Variations · PART TWO: APPLICATION OF ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES TO SPECIFIC CULTURAL GROUPS · French Canadian Quebec Origin · The Cree Living in Urban Settings · The Canadian Ojibwa · Kwa Kwa'Ka-Wakw First Nations · Canadian Hutteries · The Newfoundland (Labrador) Inuits · The Inuit of Nunavut · Canadian Ukranians · Finnish Canadians · The Mi'Kwaq · Somalis in Canada · Canadian Old Colony Mexican Mennonites · The Greek Canadians

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