Defense Date

10-27-2003

Graduation Date

2003

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Nursing

School

School of Nursing

Committee Chair

Rick Zoucha

Committee Member

Marilyn McFarland

Committee Member

Mary deChesnay

Keywords

caring nurse, Culture Care theory, folk practices and home remedies, noncaring nurse

Abstract

The purpose of this ethnonursing study was to discover the culture care meanings, beliefs, expressions, and practices of urban elderly Puerto Ricans residing in a mid-sized community. The Culture Care Theory was used as the guiding framework in studying the domain of inquiry: the discovery of the meanings and practices of generic care and professional health care of elderly community dwelling Puerto Ricans. The qualitative research method used for this study was the ethnonursing research method. Twelve key informants and twenty-one general informants were interviewed. Four themes were extracted from analysis of the data, and patterns to support the themes were derived from emic care constructs. Discussion for culturally congruent nursing care within the nursing care actions of cultural care preservation or maintenance, culture care accommodation or negotiation, and culture care repatterning or restructuring are presented. Implications for nursing theory, education, and practice are suggested to facilitate the provision of culturally congruent nursing care. Recommendations for further research are presented.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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