transcultural nursing

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transcultural nursing (trans-kul-cher-ăl) n. a major area of nursing that focuses on the comparative study and analysis of different cultures and subcultures in the world with respect to their caring values, perceptions of health and illness, and patterns of behaviour, with the aim of developing knowledge to provide culture-specific practice. The concept of transcultural nursing was developed by US nursing theorist M. Leininger (1924– ). Website of Cultural Diversity in Nursing