Course: Transcultural Nursing

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Course title Transcultural Nursing
Course code UO/GK043
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • KAČOROVÁ Jana, Mgr. PhD.
Course content
Seminars: 1. Introduction to transcultural nursing. 2. Leininger's model of cultural similar and different care based on diversity and universality. 3. The "sunrise" model. 4. Ethnonursing assessment, short and extended. 5. Transcultural assessment model according to Gigar-Davidhizar. Structure for individual assessment. 6. Application of cultural assessment in nursing assessment of conditions of patients' needs in the Czech Republic. 7. Specifics of the Czech social and cultural community and medical system. 8. Human spirituality and its significance in health and illness, effects on the way of life. Spiritual issues - nursing diagnoses. 9. Specifics of selected social and cultural and ethnical communities in the Czech Republic 1. 10. Specifics of selected social and cultural and ethnical communities in the Czech Republic 2. 11. Cultural identifiers. Practical sessions: 1. Ethnonursing assessment, short and extended. 2. Transcultural assessment model according to Gigar-Davidhizar. Structure for individual assessment.. 3. Contemplation about ourselves - as members of the majority, medical staff and system, in which nurses are professionals.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, One-to-One tutorial, Laboratory work
Learning outcomes
The course teaches how to perceive specific as well as common signs of student's own culture and foreign cultures and how to work with them in the process of nursing for the benefit of patients, their families and communities. The context of transcultural nursing instruction is the Czech medical environment with its demographic characteristics and the environment of the Czech majority. Learning outcomes: Professional knowledge: Having finished the course, the students shall explain the significance of the transcultural conception in nursing, summarize the principles of M. Leininger's model of "sunrise" and prepare culturally-modified assessment of foreign patients' needs and summarize basic ethical principles and standards of transcultural nursing. They shall explain the significance of ethnocentrism and its demonstrations in practice of medical staff. Professional skills: Having studied the recommended bibliography and elaborated the tasks and solved the problems, the students shall be more perceptive - sensitive to cultural identifiers of each individual, which they perceive as the most important, they shall be able to assess each individual in respect to their social and cultural or ethnical specifics, they shall be able to form a culturally-modified nursing care plan and they shall communicate with people with specific communication needs more effectively. General ability: Having finished the course, the student shall be able to deal with the clients coming from different cultures appropriately and adequately. Competence: The student who has finished the course of Transcultural nursing is ready to participate in active protection, maintaining and restoring of health to people coming form different cultures and subcultures in the subsequent nursing practice, they shall be able to work with a nursing process method as well as with adaptation to care of patients with specific needs, use empathetic support for patients and their families to gain confidence and cooperation in therapy and treatment, develop specific communication skills in relation to specific needs of each patient and his/her relatives within a cultural framework.


Assessment methods and criteria

A credit is allocated for elaborating of 3 tasks (1 extended one, 2 short ones) which students choose form the offer of three extended tasks (these are situation case reports for problem solving) and six short tasks. The tasks are to be completed through the e-learning interface. After acceptance of the tasks by the teacher, the student is allocated a credit.
Recommended literature
  • ANDREWS, M. M., BOYLE, J. S. Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1999. ISBN 0-7817-1038-3.
  • GIGER, J. N., DAVIDHIZAR, R. E. Trancultural Nursing. Assessment & Intervention. St. Louis: Mosby, 1999. ISBN 0-3230-0287-0.
  • IVANOVÁ, K., ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L., KUTNOHORSKÁ, J. Multikulturní ošetřovatelství I. Praha: Grada, 2005. ISBN 80-247-1212-1.
  • LEININGER, M. Leininger´s Theory of Nursing: Cultural Care Diversity and Universality. In Nursing Science Quarterly. 1988.
  • MASTILIAKOVÁ, D., ARCHALOUSOVÁ, A. a kol. Multikulturní ošetřovatelství 1 [online]. c2008 [cit. 4. dubna 2008]. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2008.
  • NEMČEKOVÁ, M., ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. Leiningerové teorie kulturně shodné a rozdílné péče založené na různorodosti a univerzálnosti. In Ošetřovatelství, konceptuální modely a teorie. Eds. K. Žiaková, D. Jarošová, J. Čáp.. Ostrava: ZSF, OU v Ostravě, 2008. ISBN 80-7368-068-8.
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. a kol. Překonávání kulturních a komunikačních bariér při péči o pacienty odlišných etnik a kultur. Olomouc: LF UP, 2002.
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L., TOMANOVÁ, D., KUDLOVÁ, P., HALMO, R. Multikulturní ošetřovatelství II. Praha: Grada, 2006. ISBN 80-247-1213-X.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Public Policies in Opava General Nursing Studies (4) Health service 2 Summer