Leininger (1978) introduced the concept of transcultural nursing and developed the culture care theory to explain cultural competency it was the first attempt in the nursing profession to. Transcultural nursing theory and models: application in nursing education, practice, and administration is a must read for the nurse currently practicing national and global changes in demographics, a changing global economy, have further dramatized the need for culturally competent nurses. Leininger was a past president of the american association of colleges of nursing and founder of the transcultural nursing society she was a 2009 inductee into the nebraska nursing hall of fame and has written 30 books, published more than 200 articles and given more than 1,500 lectures. Chapter 15 madeleine leininger’s culture care: diversity and universality theory madeleine leininger was born in sutton, nebraska in 1948, she received her diploma in nursing from st anthony’s school of nursing in denver, colorado.
In 1978, while serving as the dean of nursing at the university of utah, leininger published the first textbook on transcultural nursing and care, transcultural nursing: concepts, theories, and practices in that book’s second edition in 1995, she described the goal of transcultural nursing as “providing culture-specific and universal. Madeleine leininger and the culture care theory of diversity and universality background born in sutton, nebraska, madeleine leininger was awarded her diploma in nursing in the year 1948 from st anthony’s nursing school in denver, colorado. We believe that this overview of the context lived by leininger and her influences for the construction of a theory internationally accepted can be useful to whoever desires to apply it for the transcultural nursing establishment in order to guide the nursing assistance, education and research.
In an effort to deal with this challenge, madeleine leininger’s theory of culture care diversity and universality was chosen, amongst the theories of nursing available, owing to its anthropological view. Madeleine leininger's culture care theory is an established nursing theory that emphasizes culture and care as essential concepts in nursing theoretical frameworks abound in nursing, and culture care theory may be underutilized and misunderstood within nursing education. The aim of the paper is to define four of the most commonly used models implemented in transcultural nursing, to stimulate the interest of the nurses with these models and thus to encourage them. In this article, an overview of some major trends, philosophical perspectives, and theoretical perspectives are presented, along with selected transcultural nursing research findings, primarily from the theory of culture care using the ethnonursing research method. Leininger is an internationally known transcultural nursing lecturer, educator, author, theorist, administrator, researcher, and consultant in nursing and anthropology she is a fellow and distinguished living legend of the american academy of nursing and an emeritus member of the american association of colleges of nursing.
Madeleine leininger, a nurse anthropologist and nurse theorist, recognized caring as essential in providing culturally congruent care, and that congruent culture care had not been adequately addressed in nursing education to address this issue, the greek connection: embracing transcultural caring. The transcultural nursing theory or culture care theory by madeleine leininger involves knowing and understanding different cultures with respect to nursing and health-illness caring practices, beliefs and values with the goal to provide meaningful and efficacious nursing care services to people. Online journal of cultural competence in nursing and healthcare vol 1, no 1, 2011 ture care theory transcultural nursing education, prac-tice, research, and administration are essential online journal of cultural competence in nursing and healthcare vol 1, no 1, 2011. The history of transcultural nursing according to madeleine leininger, founder of transcultural nursing and leader in human care theory and research important question: what might nursing and health services be like if transcultural nursing not been established as a formal area of study, research and practice in nursing and health care services.
Madeleine leininger, founder and leader of the field, defines transcultural nursing as: a substantive area of study and practice focused on comparative cultural care (caring) values, beliefs and practices of individuals or groups of similar or different cultures. Madeleine leininger (july 13, 1925 – august 10, 2012) was an internationally known educator, author, theorist, administrator, researcher, consultant, public speaker and the developer of the concept of transcultural nursing that has a great impact on how to deal with patients of different culture. Transcultural nursing transcultural nursing is a theory of nursing concerned with comparing differences and similarities between cultures in relation to caring values and life practices in order to predict the care needs of individuals and promote culturally congruent care. Madeleine leininger’s theory of transcultural nursing is highly applicable to the field of family nursing first, according to leininger’s concept of transcultural nursing, care is the most important factor in successful nursing (leininger, 1988.
This paper is focused on the essential features of the nursing theory of cultural care diversity and universality an overview of the essential features is discussed to show how the theory was developed and how it has evolved during the past three decades the theory was initiated from clinical. Leininger's culture care theory attempts to provide culturally congruent nursing care through cognitively based assistive, supportive, facilitative, or enabling acts or decisions that are mostly tailor-made to fit with individual, group's, or institution's cultural values, beliefs, and lifeways. In this sense, within the nursing discipline, madeleine leininger’s “theory of cultural care diversity and universality” is the most appropriate nursing theory for approaching fgm.
Madeleine leininger in this article, an overview of some major trends, philosophical perspectives, and theoretical transcultural nursing research, education, and practice for “newcomers” to transcultural ethnographic nursing studies, but with no nursing theories nor theoretical formulations. This theory is based in the assumptions that different cultures perceive, know, and practice care in different ways, yet there are some commonalities about care among all cultures of the world (“madeleine m leininger,” nd) leininger also point out that while human care is universal across cultures, caring may be demonstrated through. The culture concept and its relevance to nursing, journal of nursing education, 6 (2), 27-39 google scholar , medline leininger m ( 1970 ) nursing and anthropology: two worlds to blend. Theory of transcultural nursing madeleine m leininger, phd, rn, ctn, lhd, ds, phdnsc, faan shelley bonner bsn, bpsysc university of arkansas october 7, 2013 2 biography • born in sutton, nebraska & lived on a farm with 4 brothers and sisters.