Cultural/transcultural focus is the study of shared meanings within and among groups. Culture is derived from social, political, and historical processes that influence individual and community beliefs and behaviors. Nurse investigators pursue this focus to explicate the association between culture and health and to provide culturally congruent care. The growing recognition of cultural influences on health care disparities has reinforced the call for practitioner competence. Projections that racial and ethnic minorities will be the majority in the United States by 2030 has also increased focus on the need for more and better research to understand both individual preferences and social determinants of health.
Jacobson, S. F., & Bauce, K. (2017). Cultural/Transcultural focus. In J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Retrieved from https://sacredheart.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/spennurres/cultural_transcultural_focus/0?institutionId=4247
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