Sandra Mixer, RN, PhD, CTN-A
Use of the Culture Care Theory to Discover Nursing Faculty Care Expressions, Patterns, and Practices Related to Teaching Culture Care
Sandra J. Mixer, RN, PhD, CTN-A

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Mixer, S.J. (2011). Use of the culture care theory to discover nursing faculty care expressions, patterns, and practices related to teaching culture care. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 1(1), 3-14. doi:10.9730/

Abstract: The purpose of this ethnonursing research study was to discover nursing faculty care practices that support teaching students to provide culturally congruent care within baccalaureate programs in urban and rural universities in the Southeastern United States. Twenty seven Anglo- and African-American faculty participated. Four themes were discovered: faculty care is embedded in religious values, beliefs, and practices; faculty taught culture care without an organizing framework; faculty provided generic and professional care to nursing students; and care is essential for faculty health and well being to teach culture care. Culture care action and decision modes and a new care construct offer insight into teaching students to provide culturally congruent care. This research was a unique application of and further supported Leininger’s culture care theory. The study contributed to the practice of nursing through understanding the complex nature of teaching culture care and added to the body of transcultural nursing education knowledge.

Keywords: ethnonursing research method, cultural competence, nursing education, culture care theory

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