School of Nursing
Margaret Clark Graham
culture care, ethnonursing, immigrants, Leininger's culture care theory, Mexican women, sunrise model
The purpose of this ethnonursing study was to understand the culture care meanings, expressions, patterns and practices of immigrant Mexican women who live in a rural community in Ohio. Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory was utilized as an organizing framework in studying the domain of inquiry. Interviews were conducted with twenty-four general informants and twelve key informants all of whom were immigrant Mexican women. Exhaustive analysis of audio-taped interviews revealed nine data categories and five patterns from which three main themes emerged. Respecting and supporting cultural identity, self-determination, self-reliance and the role of mothers were discovered as significant culture care values of informants. These findings also detailed what immigrant Mexican women value and expect from nurses in the professional caring relationship. A pictorial model was developed to illustrate the interrelationships of these findings and culturally congruent care. Implications and recommendations for nursing theory, practice, education, administration, and research are offered with directions for future nursing research.
Johnson, C. (2005). Understanding the Culture Care Practices of Rural Immigrant Mexican Women (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/704