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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
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Title of document: The care of the other. Cultural diversity and transcultural nursing
Name of author(s): Sol Tarrés Chamorro
Name of publisher: Gaceta de Antropología
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Summary:
"If something characterizes the second half of the 20th century, it is the speed of the sociocultural changes which transform, not just the sociodemographic composition of diverse societies, but also their value systems. Massive movements of populations, new technologies, demographic changes, new illnesses, etc. affect so much populations as different disciplines and sciences. In the 1950s the term "cross-cultural nursing" emerged in an attempt to unify the nursing practices with anthropological knowledge, with the goal of giving better care to the patients who were every day more heterogeneous. We reflect on the ethnocentrism, the cultural relativism, and the diversity and cultural contact within the nursing practices."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
Narrative Medicine and the understanding of behaviours and cultural diferences and their implications in the field of the profesional care have to be taken into account in our multicultural societies.
This article talks about multicultural nursing, based on sociological and antropological concepts and knowledge, is considered a vital tool in the hands of the members of the health care community.
Where to find it:

Gazeta de Antropología;Nº 17, 2001, Artículo 15

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