Assignment: American Indian Women

Assignment: American Indian Women


Assignment: American Indian Women

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author note

Susanne M. Tracy, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor and Pamela DiNapoli, PhD, RN, CNL, Associate Professor, University of New

Hampshire, Department of Nursing, Durham, New Hampshire.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Susanne M. Tracy, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of New

Hampshire, Department of Nursing, 243 Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824 USA. Electronic mail may be sent via Internet to
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Part 1 – Initial  Post – Read the article posted in the reading section. Read sections in your text for Leininger and any other sources for information on the theorist.  Please make sure that you read about the sunrise model and discuss this in your post.

Choose a cultural group  that you are interested in e.g. American Indian women, Cuban  exiles, Mormons etc.

As the public health nurse, how would you incorporate Leininger’s culture care theory in your practice?  Please be specific; must be relevant to the culture  that you selected  (get and cite information on this culture). Answer the following questions  with relevant headings.

1.   Give a very brief description of one   health care practice of your choice of cultural group. Remember that a health care practice is different from a health care belief.

2.  How would Leininger  view this culture practice OF THE CHOSEN GROUP.
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