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The most comprehensive guide to transcultural nursing in global settings, covering pain management, mental health therapies, child-rearing practices, certification, and much more. Features comparisons of western and non-western cultures, and information on multiple cultures of urban USA.

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Reviewer: Julia Jo Hindmarsh, RN. BSN, MPH (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: Building on a lifetime of research and practice, transcultural nursing founder Madeleine Leininger and transcultural nursing leader Marilyn McFarland have deftly written and edited the most authoritative, comprehensive, and insightful book on giving culturally competent care. Updating Leininger's 1995 edition, this book applies the transcultural nursing theory to more cultural groups and includes an entire section on curriculum design and the teaching-learning process.
Purpose: Leininger's stated purpose in writing this book is to present a rich compilation of research based on transcultural nursing knowledge which will inspire and equip readers to provide culturally competent care to people of diverse cultures. With the swiftly changing demographics of the United States and the increasing interdependence among cultural groups globally, this is not only a worthy objective for this book, but an imperative for nursing education in the 21st century. With such a distinguished list of contributors and comprehensiveness of topics covered, this book readily meets the objective.
Audience: Nurse educators, administrators, clinical nurses, and nursing students will all benefit from this book. The author expands the intended audience to include consultants, health personnel, and scholars from other disciplines. As the founder of transcultural nursing, Dr. Leininger is the foremost authority on transcultural nursing knowledge and applying the transcultural nursing theory to research. Dr. McFarland, former editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, is uniquely qualified to select sound examples of TCN research.
Features: Commencing with a scholarly review of the history of transcultural nursing and the theory of culture care, the first section elucidates the transcultural nursing care concepts and principles. Guidelines for transcultural nursing practice are articulated in the policy and standards statements. Special topics of interest across cultures including cultural food practices, health beliefs, and health practices and ethical, moral, and legal concerns are addressed in the second section. The effect of cultural perspectives and health practices on caring for people with health issues such as mental health and AIDS/HIV are also discussed. Application of the Sunrise model to various cultural groups is illustrated through research in the third section. The complexity of Leininger's Sunrise Model and its "holistic influencers" allows for a better understanding and appreciation for the unique elements and similarities among cultural groups. This knowledge is translated into decisions and actions in practice through the culture care modalities of preservation/maintenance, accommodation/negotiation and repatterning/restructuring. Because she is a master educator, Dr. Leininger's book would not be complete without a section on curriculum and teaching and learning principles for transcultural nursing. The focus is on the teacher and learner as coparticipants in discovering transcultural nursing phenomena.
Assessment: This is the definitive book on the substantial body of knowledge ad current research in this field. Educators and practitioners desiring to teach and provide culturally congruent and competent care for people of diverse cultures will find this text invaluable. Other books on this subject, many of which are written by Dr. Leininger's students, complement this book. I have chosen this book as the required text for my course, Cultural Dimensions in Health Care, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071353977
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,119,185
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Dedication and Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Transcultural Nursing and Globalization of Health Care: Importance, Focus, and Historical Aspects 3
Ch. 2 Essential Transcultural Nursing Care Concepts, Principles, Examples, and Policy Statements 45
Ch. 3: Pt. I The Theory of Culture Care and the Ethnonursing Research Method 71
Ch. 3: Pt. II Selected Research Findings from the Culture Care Theory 99
Ch. 4 Culture Care Assessments for Congruent Competency Practices 117
Ch. 5: Pt. I Toward Integrative Generic and Professional Health Care 145
Ch. 5: Pt. II Ethics of Alternative Medicine: Primum Non Nocere 155
Ch. 6 The Biocultural Basis of Transcultural Nursing 157
Ch. 7 Western Ethical, Moral, and Legal Dimensions within the Culture Care Theory 169
Ch. 8 Cultures and Tribes of Nursing, Hospitals, and the Medical Culture 181
Ch. 9 Transcultural Food Functions, Beliefs, and Practices 205
Ch. 10 Life-Cycle Culturally Based Care and Health Patterns of the Gadsup of New Guinea: A Non-Western Culture 217
Ch. 11 Transcultural Mental Health Nursing 239
Ch. 12 Transcultural Nursing Care and Health Perspectives of HIV/AIDS 253
Ch. 13 Urban USA Transcultural Care Challenges with Multiple Cultures and Culturally Diverse Providers 263
Ch. 14 Ethical, Moral, and Legal Aspects of Transcultural Nursing 271
Ch. 15 Anglo-American (United States) Culture Care Values, Beliefs, and Lifeways 287
Ch. 16 Arab Muslims and Culture Care 301
Ch. 17 African Americans and Culture Care 313
Ch. 18 South African Culturally Based Health-Illness Patterns and Humanistic Care Practices 325
Ch. 19 Family Violence and Culture Care with African and Euro-American Cultures in the United States 333
Ch. 20 Elder Care in Urban Namibian Families: An Ethnonursing Study 347
Ch. 21 Culture Care of the Mexican American Family 363
Ch. 22 Philippine Americans and Culture Care 375
Ch. 23 Culture Care Theory and Elderly Polish Americans 385
Ch. 24 Finnish Women in Birth: Culture Care Meanings and Practices 403
Ch. 25 Taiwanese Americans Culture Care Meanings and Expressions 415
Ch. 26 Transcultural Nursing and Health Care among Native American Peoples 429
Ch. 27 Lithuanian Americans and Culture Care 441
Ch. 28 Japanese Americans and Culture Care 453
Ch. 29 Jewish Americans and Russian Jews Culture Care 465
Ch. 30 India: Transcultural Nursing and Health Care 477
Ch. 31 Canadian Transcultural Nursing: Trends and Issues 493
Ch. 32 Culture Care of the Homeless in the Western United States 503
Ch. 33 Reflections on Australia and Transcultural Nursing in the New Millennium 517
Ch. 34 Transcultural Nursing: Curricular Concepts, Principles, and Teaching and Learning Activities for the 21st Century 527
Ch. 35 Transcultural Nursing Administration and Consultation 563
Ch. 36 The Future of Transcultural Nursing: A Global Perspective 577
Index 597
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