Nursing Faculty Care Expressions, Patterns, and Practices Related to Teaching Culture Care
The purpose of this ethnonursing research study was to discover the care expressions, patterns, and practices of nursing faculty related to teaching culture care within the environmental context of urban and rural baccalaureate nursing programs in the Southeastern United States. The goal of the study was to discover faculty caring that facilitated teaching nursing students to provide culturally congruent and competent care. Four major themes with universal and diverse patterns which supported the themes were discovered. The themes were faculty care as embedded in Christian religious values, beliefs, and practices; faculty teaching culture care without an organizing conceptual framework; faculty providing generic and professional care to nursing students; and care as essential for faculty health and well being to teach culture care. Discoveries regarding nursing actions and decisions for teaching culture care conceptualized with Leininger’s three modes and two newly discovered care constructs, care as mentoring and Christian care are presented. This study was a unique application of the culture care theory which further supported and substantiated Leininger’s work. Qualitative research findings contributed to the practice of nursing through understanding the complex nature of teaching culture care and to the discipline of nursing through building the body of transcultural nursing education knowledge.
Sandra J. Mixer. 2008. "Nursing Faculty Care Expressions, Patterns, and Practices Related to Teaching Culture Care" Dissertation
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