Madeleine leininger’s theory of culture care and universality d health: the definition of health in leininger’s theory encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions, including well-being, illness, disability, and handicap (university of the philippines open university masters' students, 2011. 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. 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 theory on care and nursing leininger's view of care and nursing establishing a strong theory of practice often requires consideration of theories from a multitude of disciplines, folding the strengths of each theoretical perspective into a cohesive whole (barnum, 1998 leininger, 1988. Sunrise model a conceptual model of nursing developed by madeleine m leininger to depict the components of the cultural care diversity and universality theory of nursing, named from the form of its graphic appearance.
Leininger’s theory is essentially parsimonious in that the necessary concepts are incorporated in such a manner that the theory and it model can be applied in many different settings it is highly generalizable. The theory dr leininger was the first professional nurse with a graduate preparation to complete a phd in anthropology she brought nursing and anthropology together and coined the term transcultural nursing as an essential formal area of study and practice. Madeleine leininger's contribution to nursing theory: transcultural nursing madeleine leininger's theory of transcultural nursing, also known as culture care theory, falls under both the category of a specialty, as well as a general practice area.
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. Leininger’s theory holds true in the clinical setting for the author, as, with regards to leininger’s stress cultural competence, he remains sensitive to the diversity of cultural needs in the nurse-patient setting. Leininger’s theory has a high level of generality due to its ability broad to be applied to all cultures, ethnicities, and races the key to leininger’s theory is communication, and even crosses languages and establishes how to eliminate language barriers, through the use of interpreters.
Leininger based her ideas of care and culture on a strong cultural anthropologic framework a major feature of her theory is the emphasis on comparative culture and care and the way they relate to. According to transcultural nursing, the goal of nursing care is to provide care congruent with cultural values, beliefs, and practices sunrise model consists of 4 levels that provide a base of knowledge for delivering cultural congruent care. Through leininger's theory, nurses are able to open their minds to the concept of culturally congruent care which is the primary goal of transcultural nursing practice.
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. Madeleine leininger, phd, 87, adjunct professor at the university of nebraska medical center college of nursing, died in omaha on aug 10, from lung failurea native of sutton, neb, she is recognized as the founder and international leader of transcultural nursing, the study and practice of providing culturally compatible care for people of diverse 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 and cultural background.
Leininger's culture care diversity and universality, third edition presents an expanded view of the culture care theory as well as integral components of the ethno-nursing research method the use of the cct with new research methodologies such as meta-ethno-nursing as well as other established qualitative methods is also covered. Leininger’s theory is the best theory that could be practiced by a filipino nurse at that why because, a filipino nurse is a global nurse i have seen nurses in the us being accustomed to different patients, may they be mexicans, african americans or caucasians. Leininger’s theory is to provide care measures that are in harmony with an individual or group’s cultural beliefs, practices, and values in the 1960’s she coined the term culturally congruent care,which is the primary goal of transcul-tural nursing practice culturally congruent care is possible when the follow. Dr madeleine m leininger foundress, transcultural nursing society, leader in human care theory and research (july 13, 1925-august 10, 2012) transcultural nursing was founded by dr madeleine leininger in the early 1970’s during her tenure as dean of the school of nursing at the university of washington.