Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care



Assistant Professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Before becoming a nurse, Dr. Strange earned a BA in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology at Vassar College and has served in the U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Nurse Corps. These service experiences inspired her interests in transcultural nursing and commu nity health. Dr. Strange has practiced in feder ally qualified and nonprofit clinics, where she has provided care and advocacy for vulnerable populations experiencing health disparities. Her research interests include faith influences on the health of older adults and the improvement of community health nursing education. Dr. Sandra J. Mixer is Associate Professor Eme rita in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, and is a long time Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) col league and collaborator, and has served in many leadership positions within the organization. She earned her PhD in nursing education/trans cultural nursing cognate from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Mixer’s scholarship uses the framework of culture care and academic– community–practice partnerships to improve the health of vulnerable populations, enhance quality of life, foster dignified death, and develop health care providers’ cultural competency. Dr. Mixer has led interdisciplinary partnerships in urban and rural areas with faith and community lead ers, residents, and practice partners. Her research has been supported by several grants, including a $2.6 million HRSA award to transform RN roles in community-based integrated primary care set tings caring for underserved populations. Finally, we welcome Dr. Linda Sue Hammonds, contributing author of Chapter 10, Transcultural Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Hammonds is an Associate Professor and Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinator at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Hammonds earned a MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner from East Caroline University, and her DNP with a Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Hammonds has published in the areas of adult and pediatric mental disorders,

abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations, and multiple transcultural nursing topics.

Chapter Pedagogy Learning Activities

All of the chapters include review questions and learning activities to promote critical think ing and improve clinical judgment. In addition, learning objectives and key terms are included at the beginning of each chapter to help readers understand the purpose and intent of the content. Evidence-Based Practice Features Current research studies related to the content of the chapter are presented as Evidence-Based Practice boxes. We have included a section in each box describing clinical implications of the research. Case Studies Case studies, when used, are based often on the authors’ actual clinical experiences and research findings and are presented to make conceptual linkages to illustrate how concepts are applied in healthcare settings. Case studies are oriented to assist the reader to begin to develop cultural competence with selected cultures. Text Organization Part One: Foundations of Transcultural Nursing

This first section focuses on the foundational aspects of transcultural nursing. The develop ment of transcultural nursing frameworks that include concepts from the natural and behav ioral sciences is described as they apply to nurs ing practice. Because nursing perspectives are used to organize the content in Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care , the reader will not find a chapter purporting to describe the nursing care of a specific cultural group. Instead, the nursing needs of culturally diverse groups are used to Copyright © 2023 Wolters Kluwer, Inc. Unauthorized reproduction of the content is prohibited.

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