Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Larry Ebbers

Second Advisor

Brab Licklider

Third Advisor

Flo Hamrick

Abstract

Transcultural nursing theory (Leininger, 1995) goes beyond or transcends cultural boundaries, and examining and cultivates an appreciation of human beings, their cultures, histories, and values. Assessment of values, histories, needs, and expectations assists in providing culturally competent patient care. Transcultural nursing courses are an integral part of nursing education.;The qualitative study examines perceptions of 6 Associate of Science in Nursing students related to transcultural nursing experiences in college and clinical education. This study explores what influence, if any, gender has in their experiences.;The interpretive study uses semistructured interviewing during focus group and interview meetings. The interviewer solicited responses on behaviors, feelings, and knowledge related to transcultural nursing concepts. Participants maintained a diary of transcultural nursing experiences for 2 weeks. Thematic development coding techniques employed provide detailed descriptions of their experiences. Two themes emerged: self awareness and respect for individuals.;This research will aid nurse educators by explicating students' perceptions of transcultural nursing experiences.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16855

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Susan Jane Woody Rhoades

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3307069

OCLC Number

244441376

ISBN

9780549543176

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

171 pages

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