Nursing Theorist Grid
1. Theorist Selected: Madeleine Leininger
2. Description of key points of the theory: Cultural diversity is a key point of Leininger’s theory. Cultural diversity are differences that can be found between different cultures. Nurses should be able to recognize these differences and realize not every patient will respond the same to the same nursing care.
3. Theory’s historical background: Alligood (2010) stated “Leininger formulated her ideas related to nursing based on her academic background in anthropology” (p.411). She envisioned that nursing would be focused on comparative health care, health, and well-being (Alligood, 2010). Leininger helped nurses understand the meaning of all cultural …show more content…
All humans on global level.
All people across the world requiring health care regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.
Leininger believed her theory provides the base for cultural nursing (Alligood, 2010).
Transcultural Nursing Society was developed in 1974 to serve nurses worldwide.
Overall condition of a person’s being.
Being able to use the nurses knowledge of most cultural differences will help the patient feel at home and well cared for.
Keeping current on all issues regarding cultural differences will help educate nurses and provide up to date care.
Continually keep updated on research provided by Transcultural Nursing Society yearly.
Professional care provided by nursing staff who have had higher education.
Increasing the nurse’s knowledge in different environmental context and cultures will help deliver more tailored care to each patients.
Nurses must know their population and keep up dated on any cultural differences, changes, or events to help deliver culturally competent care.
There is nursing research in most nursing fields available. Finding the research that fits the nurse’s practice best and using it for every patients.