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Nursing Research: Transcultural Nursing

A compilation of library resources that will help you find articles, books, and websites in the field of nursing with particular attention to nursing research.

Transcultural Nursing: Search Terms

Transcultural nursing is how professional nursing interacts with the concept of is supported by nursing theory, research, and practice. It is a specific cognitive specialty in nursing that focuses on global cultures and comparative cultural caring, health, and nursing phenomena. It was established in 1955 as a formal area of inquiry and practice. It is a body of knowledge that assists in providing culturally appropriate nursing care. ~ from Wikipedia 

Some terms you might use when searching the library catalog (OPAL) or the library databases:

  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Transcultural medicine
  • Transcultural medical care
  • Multicultural nursing
  • Cultural diversity
  • Nursing -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Nursing -- Social aspects
  • Health behavior -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Nursing -- Philosophy
  • Nursing ethics
  • Communication in nursing
  • Intercultural communication
  • Cultural characteristics

Search also for specific ethnic and cultural groups:

  • African-Americans
  • Vietnamese-Americans
    Cherokee Indians
  • Etc.

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