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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148340
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Culture and health care: Toward an integrated nursing framework
Abstract:
Culture and health care: Toward an integrated nursing framework
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Shapiro, Dolores
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Arizona University
As the world continues to shrink, and peoples from the far reaches of the earth are linked in ways previously unimaginable, the understanding of cultural issues takes on a new importance. While Nursing as a discipline has only recently taken up the culture banner, its intellectual traditions share much with the history of the discipline which has always had culture as it=s primary focus--Anthropology. This paper will address these commonalties, trace the evolution of the sub-specialty of Medical Anthropology, and identify the crossroads at which Anthropology and Nursing met and continue to intersect. An approach to cross-cultural nursing will be developed which addresses the impact of ecological, social structural and symbolic systems on the manifestations of, and responses to, health and illness in any given community. Ecological systems encompass the impact of the environment, demography and technology on health status. Social structural systems encompass the impact of history, economics, politics and religion on the etiology of disease and the organization and delivery of heath services. Symbolic systems encompass the ideational components of health beliefs and practices, which often involve philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This approach anticipates that there is a considerable intra-cultural as well as cross-cultural variability, and has as its objective the promotion of health and healing in ways that respect and value the cultural imperatives operative in any given situation. Examples from the nursing and anthropological literature, and the author’s research with spirit possession groups in northeastern Brazil, will be utilized to demonstrate how and when the various aspects of this framework inform research strategies and enrich analysis.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCulture and health care: Toward an integrated nursing frameworken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148340-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Culture and health care: Toward an integrated nursing framework</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shapiro, Dolores</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Arizona University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Dolores.Shapiro@nau.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As the world continues to shrink, and peoples from the far reaches of the earth are linked in ways previously unimaginable, the understanding of cultural issues takes on a new importance. While Nursing as a discipline has only recently taken up the culture banner, its intellectual traditions share much with the history of the discipline which has always had culture as it=s primary focus--Anthropology. This paper will address these commonalties, trace the evolution of the sub-specialty of Medical Anthropology, and identify the crossroads at which Anthropology and Nursing met and continue to intersect. An approach to cross-cultural nursing will be developed which addresses the impact of ecological, social structural and symbolic systems on the manifestations of, and responses to, health and illness in any given community. Ecological systems encompass the impact of the environment, demography and technology on health status. Social structural systems encompass the impact of history, economics, politics and religion on the etiology of disease and the organization and delivery of heath services. Symbolic systems encompass the ideational components of health beliefs and practices, which often involve philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This approach anticipates that there is a considerable intra-cultural as well as cross-cultural variability, and has as its objective the promotion of health and healing in ways that respect and value the cultural imperatives operative in any given situation. Examples from the nursing and anthropological literature, and the author&rsquo;s research with spirit possession groups in northeastern Brazil, will be utilized to demonstrate how and when the various aspects of this framework inform research strategies and enrich analysis.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:44Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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