Transcultural Nursing, 6th Edition

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Transcultural Nursing, 6th Edition


Improve your students' approach to diverse client care needs with Giger and Davidhizar's unique transcultural model of clear, easy-to-apply assessment and intervention strategies for the clinical setting! This authoritative, easy-to-use assessment resource will help students identify the six key cultural phenomena used in caring for clients from different backgrounds (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations), and show them how to apply these phenomena to individuals from different cultures to meet client expectations for the delivery of safe care.

  • Unique! Giger & Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model devotes a full chapter to each of the six aspects of cultural assessment (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biologic variations) to help you apply this model to any client of any culture.

  • Expert author Joyce Newman Giger is a pioneer in the field of transcultural nursing.

  • Case studies and critical thinking questions help you apply the assessment framework in practice.

  • UNIQUE! Sample care plans demonstrate how to apply principles to specific client needs.

  • UNIQUE! Discussion of the spiritual component provides a more holistic, integrated approach to culture and assessment.
  • Clarification of biologic variations for select cultural groups raises awareness of potential risks/influences on client health.
  • 2010 census data is incorporated through the book to provide the most current analysis of demographic trends.

  • Completely revised cultural chapters reflect the shifting experiences of different cultural groups in our society.
  • NEW! 6 additional cultural chapters on Nigerians, Uganda Americans, Jordanian Americans, Cuban Americans, Amish Americans, and Irish Americans


    • Introduction to Transcultural Nursing

    • Communication

    • Space

    • Social Organization

    • Time

    • Environmental Control

    • Biological Variations


    • African Americans

    • Mexican Americans

    • Navajos

    • Appalachians

    • American Eskimos: Th Yup'ik and Inupiat

    • Japanese Americans

    • Afghan Americans

    • Russian Americans

    • Chinese Americans

    • Filipino Americans

    • Vietnamese Americans

    • East Indian Hindu Americans

    • Haitian Americans

    • Jewish Americans

    • Korean Americans

    • French Canadians of Quebec Origin

    • Puerto Rican Americans

    • Nigerian

    • Uganda Americans

    • Jordanian Americans

    • Cuban Americans

    • Amish Americans
    Joyce Newman Giger, EdD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor, Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA


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