Being Curious and Purposely Creating Cultural Encounters The continuum of

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Being Curious and Purposely Creating Cultural Encounters The continuum of cultural competencies in the provision of care to patients starts with exposure to various cultures ( Greenman, 2017). The experience will allow the nurses to have more than a life cultural immersion, thus becoming more culturally competent. Accounting for Sociocultural Elements of Health Nurses should seek to comprehend both the social and cultural elements that may impact a person's health; thus, nurses should incorporate the social, cultural elements where possible. Such factors may include how a person thinks concerning their health issues ( Greenman, 2017). A culturally competent care regime can be implemented once the nurses are well equipped with an understanding of a patient's culture. For example, incorporating the patient's cultural foods may easily make the patient comply with the prescriptions by the nurse effectively. Madeleine Leininger Culture entails the distinct cultural differences such as dressing, food, and other celebrations of a particular community.Madeleine Leininger was an American nurse theorist who is associated with the creation of Transcultural nursing and cultural competence. Madeleine Leininger contributed to the culturally-based health care through the transcultural nursing theory. Through the theory, Madeleine was able to identify a lack of both cultural and care
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CULTURE 5 understanding as to the missing link in nursing. Madeleine was the first person to coin the culturally congruent care concept in 1960 ( Greenman, 2017). Madeleine's theory of culture care was also meant to have beneficial significance as well as health outcomes for individuals of the same or varying cultural backgrounds. She has been able to develop the sunrise model in a rationale order with a motive of demonstrating the interconnection of the concepts explained in her theory. The concept was the main objective of the theory of culture care. Madeleine's concept is still used today globally. Through Madeleine's theory, nurses can improve on their ways of handling patients from different cultural backgrounds. Journal Article/Research Study The Transcultural nursing journal states that all professional nurses should promote social justice for all people. The applied principles of ensuring social justice assist nurses in making decisions related to family, a patient, a community, or any other health care specialists. The
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