Transcultural Nursing

Publication Title: 
Home Healthcare Nurse

Your patient is a Catholic, and you are not. How can you be sensitive to the patient's spiritual needs? How do Catholics think about health and illness? What kind of spiritual resources do they draw upon when facing a health crisis?

Author(s): 
Narayan, Mary Curry
Publication Title: 
Home Healthcare Nurse

This article examines the cultural influences of the Hispanic patient, such as health beliefs, communication styles, family and religious values, and time perception. In order to design and deliver individualized comprehensive care with the client and family, these assessment factors must be explored to create a plan of care that is tailored to meet the individualized needs of the patient and family.

Author(s): 
Knoerl, Ann Marie
Publication Title: 
Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of rural Filipinos concerning the various factors influencing birth spacing. The Household Production of Health nested in the Ecological Model was used to provide the conceptual framework for this study. Analysis of ethnographic data produced one domain of meaning, Factors Influencing Birth Spacing, and six categories: (a) gender relations, (b) religion and the Catholic Church, (c) contraceptive technology, (d) media, (e) family and friends, and (f) family planning education.

Author(s): 
de Vera, Noemi Z.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to discover universal and diverse care meanings and expressions of the selected urban African American adolescent gang culture within a qualitative paradigm. DESIGN: The study was conducted using ethnonursing research methodology and was guided by Leininger's theory of culture care. Thirteen key participants and 28 general participants were selected from a school setting in a Midwestern city.

Author(s): 
Morris, Edith J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society

In this study career and birthing practices of Mississippi granny midwives who held permits and practiced in the early 1980's are reported. Leininger's (1978, 1985) mini ethnonursing method was used as the primary research approach.

Author(s): 
Reeb, R. M.
Publication Title: 
The Health Care Manager

Why do some individuals choose the professions they do? Is it for altruistic reasons? This article examines this question from the standpoints of sociobiology, evolutionary biology, game theory, and memetics. Implications for transcultural nursing are included. The Giger-Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model is presented as a nursing model and might explain altruism even beyond other models. An overview of the Giger-Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model is included.

Author(s): 
Dowd, Steven
Davidhizar, Ruth
Giger, Joyce Newman
Publication Title: 
Advance for Nurse Practitioners
Author(s): 
Thompson, Richele
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

Nurses of American Indian heritage address unique challenges in their professional and personal lives. A qualitative study is described that investigates how such nurses bring unique qualities to nursing based on their spiritual beliefs, which stem from tradition and ritual, belief in the family, and harmony and oneness with the earth and with all creatures. The imperative to do cross-cultural research as well as the difficulties encountered in doing such research are discussed.

Author(s): 
Plumbo, M. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau

PURPOSE: To describe culturally embedded values that implicitly guide Filipino Canadian patients' interactions with Canadian nurses and are integral to nurse-patient relationships. DESIGN AND METHODS: A focused ethnography was conducted, with a purposive sample of 23 Filipino-Canadians who received care in Canadian hospitals. Data consisted of interviews, field notes, and diary.

Author(s): 
Pasco, Alberta Catherine Y.
Morse, Janice M.
Olson, Joanne K.
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Community Nursing

Postnatal depression is a serious and debilitating condition which affects, at a conservative estimate, 10% of postnatal mothers. It can be difficult to identify due to the reluctance of some women to acknowledge their feelings. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was developed to facilitate the elicitation of negative mood, however, it does not translate adequately into other languages or cultures. To address this problem the dosha assessment tool for postnatal depression was developed.

Author(s): 
Mantle, Fiona

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