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Running head: CULTURE CARE THEORY CRITIQUECulture Care Theory CritiqueShannon MangatMaryville UniversityNURS 600February 16, 2019
CULTURE CARE THEORY CRITIQUECulture Care Theory CritiqueIn today’s evolving world, the ability to embrace diversity in culture is essential tohealth care providers, especially those in the field of nursing. Nurses need the proper tools and education to embrace the cultural health care needs of the patients they serve to be able to provide high quality care. I have chosen the Culture Care Theory by Madeleine Leininger because I would love a better understanding of culturally diverse care to provide the best care possible to the patients that I have the opportunity to treat. I will be using the model by Chinn and Kramer for my critique. Chinn and Kramer’s model expresses the need for a theory description, first, that includes the purpose, concepts, definitions, relationships, structure, and assumptions for evaluation (Meleis, 2018). Description of theoryIn the mid-1950s, Madeleine Leininger developed the first transcultural nursing theory. The purpose of the theory is to provide culturally congruent, safe, and meaningful care to patients of diverse or similar cultures (Leininger & McFarland, 2002). Leininger’s theory uses