Culture Care Diversity And Universality: A Theory Of Nursing / Edition 1

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Conceptualized in the 1950s, the Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality has grown in use, meaning, and relevance to users worldwide. As the primary and definitive source of this theory, this hallmark publication is an invaluable resource for transcultural nursing research, education, administration, and practice.

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A definitive source on the Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. Explains the theory's philosophical base, tenets, purpose, and goal, and presents the ethnonursing qualitative research method. Seven classic research studies are presented to demonstrate the use of the theory and methodology in achieving culturally congruent nursing care. Tables depict research findings on the cultural values of 23 different cultures. Leininger is professor emeritus of nursing and founder of the Transcultural Nursing and Human Care Research. This is a re-release of a book previously published in 1991 by the National League for Nursing, ISBN 0-88737-519-7. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763718251
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/23/2001
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432

Table of Contents

Contributors vi
Foreword vii
Dedication x
Preface xii
Part I Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory: Philosophic, Epistemic, and Other Dimensions of the Theory
1 The Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality 5
Part II Ethnonursing Research Studies to Reflect Uses of Culture Care Theory
2 Ethnonursing: A Research Method with Enablers to Study the Theory of Culture Care 73
3 Culture Care of Philippine and Anglo-American Nurses in a Hospital Context 119
4 The Culture Care Theory and the Old Order Amish 147
5 Culture Care Theory with Mexican-Americans in an Urban Context 179
6 Culture Care Meanings and Experiences of Pregnancy and Childbirth of Ukrainians 203
7 Culture Care of the Gadsup Akuna of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea 231
8 Culture Care Theory for Study of Dying Patients in Hospital and Hospice Contexts 281
9 Culture Care Theory and Greek Canadian Widows 305
Part III Research Findings from Diverse Cultures with Use of Leininger's Culture Care Theory and Ethnomethods
10 Selected Culture Care Findings of Diverse Cultures Using Culture Care Theory and Ethnomethods 345
11 Culture Care Theory and Uses in Nursing Administration 373
12 Looking to the Future of Nursing and the Relevancy of Culture Care Theory 391
Appendices 419
A. Some Publications of Leiningers's Culture Care Theory 419
B. A Partial List of Known Research Studies Using Leininger's Culture Care Theory 421
C. Some Nurses Using the Theory in Different Countries 425
Index 427
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