The purpose of this paper is to understand the cultural beliefs and practices of the Puerto Rican family. Also to gain knowledge of how Trans-cultural Nursing enables the nurse to provide culturally congruent, meaningful, and beneficial health care for this population.
Health practices, values, and beliefs of a group cannot be isolated or treated apart from the context of culture. Most cultures have devised health practices that fit their own particular ways of life and these practices are not easily relinquished by members of the culture. (Leininger, 1967).
The theory of culture care (Leininger, 1991a) served as the theoretical perspective for this paper. This theory provided a structure in which to view the social... View More »