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What is "Transcultural Nursing?"

The practice of transcultural nursing addresses the cultural dynamics that influence the nurse–client relationship. Because of its focus on this specific aspect of nursing, a theory was needed to study and explain outcomes of this type of care. Leininger creatively developed the Theory of Culture Care:
Diversity and Universality with the goal to provide culturally congruent wholistic care.


Suggested Subject headings in Library Catalog

For additional titles on this topic within the Library Catalog, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Transcultural medical care --United States.

Health attitudes --United States.

Transcultural nursing --United States.

Transcultural nursing.

Attitude to Health --ethnology --United States.

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PubMed (NOT an exhaustive term list):

transcultural nursing care OR

"Transcultural Nursing"[Mesh] OR

"Cultural Competency"[Mesh]


CINAHL (NOT an exhaustive term list):

transcultural nursing

MH "Transcultural Nursing" OR

MH "Transcultural Care" OR

MH "Transcultural Nursing Society" OR

MH "Cultural Competence"