Depression: viewed from a transcultural nursing theoretical perspective


  • Janet N. Rosenbaum RN MScN

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    1. Associate Professor, University of Windsor, School of Nursing, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and PhD Student in Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Janet N. Rosenbaum, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada.


Phenomena related to depression are discussed transculturally and examined within the context of Leininger's theory of transcultural diversity and universality of care and health. Mental health and mental illness are viewed within the social structure and world view in order to derive culturally congruent nursing care. Recommendations for future research are suggested.