This week’s readings deal with the foundations of transcultural nursing. In your Module 1 paper, you will
address the following questions after reviewing chapter 1, 2, and 4 in your textbook:
Identify and discuss the 8 reasons why transcultural nursing is a necessary specialty, according to
Madeleine Leininger (page 6 (7th ed) / page 7 (8th ed)).
In your own words, describe the meaning of cultural diversity. Then relate its relationship to the field of
In your own words, explain three ways that you provide culturally sensitive care to your patients.
Due Date: Sun, Feb 28 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.
Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peerreviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using
a seminal piece of information)
Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL
applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines.
Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital
organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.