Transcultural nursing: a selective review of the literature, 1985–1991


  • Helen Wilkins BSc(Hons) RGN RHV DipN

    1. Nurse Teacher, Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work, Mid and West Essex Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Mid Essex Site, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 5LG, England
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This paper reviews selected work, published in nursing journals between 1985 and 1991, on the subject of transcultural nursing The papers were selected by the use of a computerized literature search at the Royal College of Nursing library, using the keywords transcultural, multicultural, crosscultural and cultural The benefits and limitations of such an approach will be discussed along with an introduction to transcultural nursing The Journal papers were then reviewed under eight headings, theory and concepts, nurse education, health education and patient teaching, clinical, counselling, sexuality, care of the child and research Common themes and problems are discussed