Publications of Interest
Rachel E. Spector: Eighth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness.  The text continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and
complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds and examines the differences in the HEALTH - the balance of the
person, both within one’s being, physical, mental, and spiritual—and in the outside world—natural, communal, and metaphysical - beliefs and
practices existing within North America.   Features include – a student resource page that is an online study guide that further enriches learning as
it features chapter objectives and outlines, a glossary, provocative exercises, activities, and readings that facilitate climbing the steps to
CulturalCompetency; and the CulturalCare Museum with the book’s grey tone illustrations in color.  There is also a faculty  teaching manual, power

Ray, M. (2015). Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care, 2nd edition . Philadelphia: F.
A. Davis Company.   
 Click here to download the flyer for this publication.
Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers 4th Edition  by Janice D.
Andrews MSN RN CTN-A (Author
):  Ms. Andrews’ long career as a nurse in clinical settings, makes her intimately
aware of the patient diversity in the face of frenzied schedules and little to no previous formal education of providers related to
diversity and transcultural nursing is reflected in her approach to developing the contents of this book. While reminding the
reader of each individual’s uniqueness, the Manual maintains the highly successful and sought after conciseness of previous
editions while building upon the most recently available healthcare-related data, statistics, and transcultural research
Marianne R. Jeffreys - TCNS scholar and NE Chapter President - New book release -- "Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and
Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation",
3rd Edition (2016), New York: Springer Publishing.

Based on proven research, this textbook is a unique “how-to” for nursing faculty called upon to educate students, nurses, and other health care
providers on how to provide optimal care for culturally diverse populations. It offers a systematic approach featuring ready-to-use materials for
planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. A wealth of practical information on all aspects of
culturally competent communication and treatment—in both classroom and workplace settings--is supplemented with an assessment and evaluation
toolkit that can be adapted for all educational levels.
Core Curriculum for Transcultural Nursing and Health Care can be purchased through 420 pages.
References available on web with purchase of book. Paperback. URL is:
3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=core+curriculum+for+transcultural+nursing   The ISBN for the Core Curriculum for Transcultural Nursing
and Health Care  is:  1-4129-9249-4  or  Contact SAGE Publications to order your copy at 800‐818‐SAGE (7243), or email:
 Individual Chapters Login to the Journal of Transcultural Nursing hosted on SAGE Journals Online to purchase
those chapters that are most relevant to your practice:
Please email  if you would like to post a publication.   We will review your submission and if appropriate post to this site.  
Transcultural Nursing Theory and Models : Springer Publishing: Application in Nursing Education, Practice, and Administration
Priscilla Sagar, EdD, RN ; Pub. Date: 8/2011; 192 pp., Softcover .    ISBN-13: 9780826107480
The COST Series on Health and Diversity comprises two volumes written by leading authorities in
the field, located in twenty countries. The books were produced by the EU’s COST Action IS0603
“Health and social care for migrants and ethnic minorities” (2007– 2011).  
 Click here to download the informational flyer.
Second Ed. Year 2014 - Culture & Health: Concept and Practice (Revised Edition)  -
Dr. Joanna M. Basuray
Health care providers encounter people who are different from themselves in their ethnicity and language, their cultural traditions and unique beliefs, as well as
their values on wellness and illness. Understanding these differences will help health professionals, whether they are nurses, physicians, physical therapists, social
workers, public health workers, counselors or educators to give culturally competent care.
•         Cultural Framework in Health Professions  
•         Self Awareness of Cultural Values  
•         Culture-based Health Assessment and Practice Models  
•         Cultural Perspectives on Communication and  language  
•         Health Beliefs Across Cultures: Understanding  Transcultural Care  
•         Cultural Diversity and Culture Care for the Vulnerable
•         Cultural Competency Approaches Interfacing Local and Global Health Care  
•         Impact of Resettlement on the Health of Immigrant families  
•         Understanding the Spiritual Needs of People from Diverse Cultures  
•         Recognizing, Respecting and Addressing Valued Traditions and Celebrations
"Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing" by Douglas, M.K., Rosenkoetter, M.,
Pacquiao, D.F., Callister, L.C., Hattar-Pollara, M., Lauderdale, J, Milstead, J., Nardi, D., Purnell, L.
to article:
Transcultural Nursing Education Strategies: Priscilla Limbo Sagar, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CTN-A (Editor)
The text provides a variety of creative strategies for integrating TCN into academia and practice as a separate course or across existing courses
Pedagogical tools include cultural assessment instruments, self-learning modules, role plays, unfolding case scenarios, continuing education, lesson plans, course syllabi,
critical thinking exercises, and evidence-based practice information. The book will be of value to nursing students, faculty, educators in staff development settings, and
all other professional nurses who wish to provide culturally competent care for their patients. It is a companion volume to the author's text Transcultural Health Care
Models: Application in Nursing Education, Practice, and Administration.
Key Features:
  • Comprises the first text to fulfill NLN/AACN mandates on cultural competencies in education and practice
  • Presents a wealth of pedagogical strategies and teaching aids for academic and in-service settings
  • Includes self-learning modules, case studies, role-playing scenarios, critical thinking exercises, continuing education lesson plans, and course syllabi
  • Incorporates evidence-based, best-practice protocols
  • Covers international partnerships and collaborations

Link to publication:
Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality, Third Edition A Worldwide Nursing Theory  
by Marilyn McFarland, PhD, RN, CTN-A and Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A:

Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality, Third Edition presents an expanded view of the Culture Care Theory as well as integral
components of the Ethno-nursing Research Method. The use of the CCT with new research methodologies such as meta-ethno-nursing  as
well as other established qualitative methods is also covered.

The theoretical framework of the culture care theory  is used to inform research, teaching, and practice. It is a holistic and comprehensive
nursing theory focused on discovering relationships among and between care and health phenomena related to wellness, health,
disabilities, and death for people from diverse cultures.
Click here to go to the website
Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care  3rd Edition
Larry D. Purnell PhD, RN, FAAN

Discusses the Purnell Model’s 12 domains of Culturally Competent Care and examines how they apply to all ethnic groups. Highlights specific
instructions, guidelines, tips, warnings, intervention strategies, and approaches. - See more at:
Instructor Resources Classroom Assignments Davis Digital Version - Access your complete text online
Additional Instructor Resources
Student Resources Cultural Assessment Tool Bonus Chapters Davis Digital Version - Access your complete text online - See more at:
Transcultural Health Care : A Culturally Competent Approach  4th Edition
Larry D. Purnell PhD, RN, FAAN

Uses the Purnell twelve-step model to organize the discussion of each cultural group, looking at the following factors:  
Inhabited localities, topography, and overview;  Communications; Family roles and organization; Workforce issues; Biocultural
ecology; High-risk behaviors; Nutrition; Pregnancy and childbearing practices; Death rituals; Spirituality; Health-care practices;
Health-care practitioners.
Includes multiple vignettes in each culture-based chapter clearly illustrating situations and issues across the nursing
continuum. Provides expanded focus on evidence-based practice. Offers full-chapter coverage of 18 additional cultures online
at DavisPlus with one-page abstracts in the book appendix.
Features knowledge and understanding questions. - See more at:
Reflections from Common Ground . . .Cultural Awareness in Healthcare:    Author:  Beth Lincoln MSN, RN, NP, CTN
Publisher:  PESI Healthcare  
Reflections from Common Ground . . . Cultural Awareness in Healthcare, showcases many of the opportunities and tools available for
healthcare professionals to develop cultural awareness and competency. This unique book offers a way forward and easily lends itself to
personal, group or institutional use. It is a tool to promote change, while also an interesting look into the origins of what we encounter in
ourselves and others. Discovery begins with our understanding of how cultural influences affect the decisions about our health and
wellness. Self-reflective exercises are placed strategically throughout the book, and offer opportunities for readers to gain insight into
many cultural beliefs, values, and health care practices. Real-life scenarios are included and illustrate the challenge of finding common
ground with patients, families and colleagues. The concluding chapters focus on cultural awareness and competency in various health
care institutions and academic settings. Reflections from Common Ground enables the reader, whether a healthcare professional,
administrator, or educator, to gain fuller awareness and to open the doors to culturally sensitive healthcare.
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care, Seventh Edition:  Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle
(2016).  Philadelphia:  Wolters Kluwer.  To read the first chapter for free, clink on
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care helps   nurses and nursing students transform their thinking so they acquire the necessary knowledge and skills
to provide culturally congruent and competent care for  individuals, families, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds. Transcultural Concepts
in Nursing Care takes a life span approach to describe cultural variations in lifestyle, habits, beliefs, and life process; and in doing so, provides a
framework that will improve health and nursing care delivered to people from different national origins, races, ethnicities, religions, genders, ages,  
abilities/disabilities, sexual orientations, and sizes,  including those from  traditionally underrepresented, disenfranchised, and marginalized populations.
Rather than stereotyping the beliefs and practices of people from specific cultures, the authors provide nurses with the tools they need to effectively
perform cultural assessments and incorporate their findings into plans, interventions, and evaluations.  New in this edition is the Andrews/Boyle
Transcultural Interprofessional Practice (TIP) Model that illuminates the necessity for increased collaboration, communication, and team work for the
delivery of culturally competent nursing and health care.   The team includes  patients or clients and those significant in their lives (including family,
friends, guardians, companion animals, and pets); credentialed health care providers (nurses, physicians, certified medical interpreters, social workers,
pharmacists, and others);  folk, traditional, and/ or indigenous healers (herbalists, brauchers, bone setters, and other healers without  a license); and
religious and/or  or spiritual healers  including priests, imams, rabbis, monks, shamans, and others). Using a logical,  patient-centered five-step scientific
problem-solving process, nurses learn to engage in a  comprehensive, constructively self-critical self-assessment to uncover their own  biases and
prejudices,  assess patients from diverse backgrounds,  and  identify the contexts (environmental, social, economic, religious, philosophical, moral,
legal, political, educational biological/genetic, and technological) that influence  people's health-related values, attitudes, beliefs, and practices. The TIP
Model also provides a framework that enables nurses to use cultural concepts when setting mutual goals, implementing a culturally congruent plan of
care, and evaluating the effectiveness of the plan from an emic (patient-centered) perspective. Fully updated in its seventh edition, this unique resource
creates an interdisciplinary knowledge foundation reflecting the cultural changes in the clinical nursing and health care environments.  Chapter
contributions by many transcultural nursing scholars provide valuable information about the delivery of culturally competent care across the lifespan
from birth to old age; cultural competence in multicultural healthcare settings (hospitals, medical centers, mental health, and  community/public health);
and  special topics  in transcultural nursing such as the influence of religion and culture on health, illness, and healing;  cultural competence in ethical
decision making;  and global health.