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Title of document: Looking for a model of nursing for a multicultural environment
Name of author(s): Daniel Leno Gonzalez
Name of publisher: Gazeta de Antropología
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"Faced with the enormous demographic change, social and cultural, the professional of nursing should seek the care model most in accord with a steadily more multicultural society. To the model chosen, the concepts of transculturality should be added, from the theory of the diversity and the universality of the care. For all of these reasons, the present work analyses the different
perspectives within the theoretic framework of the processes of care, reviewing the most important points of transcultural nursing
and its founder Madeleine Leininger. The professional of nursing should understand better the beliefs, practices, and problems of
health of people from other cultures."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The idea of Transcultural Nurse become more and more important in multicultural societies. Different cultures imply different conceptions of life, human body or health. That means that nurses are in the necessity of listening their histories and cases having into account that cultural framework in order to understand and fulfill in a better way their demands.
It would be interesting to develop a training pathway that would provide information and allow nurses and professional health carers to aproach their clinical histories from this point of view.
Where to find it:

Gazeta de Antropología;Nº 22, 2006, Artículo 32

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