Transcultural nursing topic is very important for nursing students. Transcultural nursing is a comparative study of cultures to understand similarities (culture universal) and difference (culture-specific) across human groups.
10. Practice techniques of observation and
listening to acquire knowledge of beliefs
Keep in mind that health practices are
part of the overall culture and that
changing them may have widespread
implications for the person
11. Do not force the client to
participate in care that conflicts with
his or her value.
Accommodate the cultural dietary
practices of the clients as much as
Take into consideration the cultural
role of the family member who
makes most of the important
12. •Seek assistance of a respected family
•Modify care to include folk practices.
•Learn from your mistakes and do not
15. NURSING PROCESS AND
ROLE OF NURSE
•Determine the client's cultural heritage and
•Determine if any of his health beliefs
•Collect information that any home remedies
16. Nurses should evaluate their attitudes
toward ethnic nursing care.
Understand the influence of culture,
race & ethnicity
Identify the religious practices of the
The planning of nursing care should
be adapted as much as possible to the
client's cultural background.
18. Leininger’s Theory
She developed the “SUNRISE MODEL” as a basis
for assessment and research in nursing.
This model remains as a standard in Transcultural
Dr. Leininger also developed the ETHNONURSING
Method for conducting Transcultural Research.
While it is considered by Dr. Leininger to be
Qualitative, it has certain attributes that make it
somewhat Quantitative as well.
20. Geiger and Davidhizer Model
Culturally Unique Individual
Giger, J. N., & Davidhizar, R. (2002). Culturally competent care: emphasis on understanding the people of
Afghanistan, Afghanistan Americans, and Islamic culture and religion. International Nursing Review, 49(2), 79-86.
Nurses need to be aware of and sensitive to the
cultural needs of clients.
The practice of nursing today demands that the
nurse identify and meet the cultural needs of
diverse groups, understand the social and cultural
reality of the client, family, and community,
develop expertise to implement culturally
acceptable strategies to provide nursing care, and
identify and use resources acceptable to the client