Cultural Care Diversity and Universality

Cultural Care Diversity and Universality

 
a theory of nursing formulated by Madeleine M. leininger, which evolved from her study of nursing and anthropology and her clinical experiences; it recognizes culture as a missing link in nursing knowledge and practice. The concept of culture is derived from anthropology, and the concept of care is identified as the essence of nursing. The ultimate goal of the theory is to provide culture-congruent nursing care practices. The sunrise model was developed to depict the components of the theory, which posits that culture care has a world view and cultural and social structure learned through language and environment, which influence care and health patterns and expressions of individuals, families, groups, and institutions, all of which participate in diverse health systems, including both folk and professional systems. To provide culture congruent care, nurses use knowledge gained through analysis of the components of the model to make nursing care decisions based on cultural care preservation/maintenance, cultural care accommodation/negotiation, or cultural care repatterning/restructuring.
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15] This is evident in Leininger's theory of cultural care diversity and universality in caring for the culturally different, which epitomises this discourse.
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