Augsburg’s graduate students who study transcultural nursing are learning how to provide better health care for immigrants and underserved populations who are out of the social mainstream. They’re learning how to understand and be sensitive to people’s differing cultural values and traditions around health, wellness, and healing.
The concept of transcultural nursing was developed by nurse theorist and anthropologist Madeleine Leininger, who founded the international Transcultural Nursing Society.
From September 24-27, several hundred people will gather in Minneapolis for the society’s 34th annual conference around the theme “Voices of Hope: Indigenous Wisdom and Transcultural Nursing.” The objectives are to explore the impact of indigenous wisdom in nursing and to analyze the intersection of hope and human rights in supporting health and well-being worldwide. Continue reading “Cultural wisdom and values in nursing”