Context for Use
The context for use and nursing implications are described to impart culturally compatible nursing care to persons of diverse ethnicities. It is vital for the nurse to understand the patient’s view of illness and his/her focus on distinguishing and understanding the parallels and differences to positively influence nursing care and health. Culture care that is not culturally sensitive has equated to augmented health care expenses and decreased compliance by patients. Individuals tend to be non-compliant if his/her culture needs are ignored or not met. Overall, nursing is aimed at providing cost-effective, high-quality care and Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing Theory play a key role for nurses in any setting who work with patients, families, and groups from a cultural background unlike the nurse’s (McEwen ; Wills, 2014, p.233).