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Transcultural Health and Nursing

The study and research of cultural diversities and similarities in health and illness as well as their underpinning societal and organisational structures, in order to understand current practice and to contribute to its future development in a culturally responsive way. Transcultural nursing requires a commitment for the promotion of anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory practices. Transcultural health and nursing emphasises the importance of empowering clients to participate in health care decisions, therefore it is imperative that health care professionals must recognise how society constructs and perpetuates disadvantage.


Papadopoulos I (Ed): (2006): Transcultural Health and Social Care: Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh.

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