Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Professor, Michigan Distinguished Professor

University of Michigan-Flint
303 E. Kearsley St, Flint, MI, 48502

Phone: 810-766-6760
E-mail: hiba@umich.edu
Website: https://www.umflint.edu/nursing/hiba-wehbe-alamah

Expertise Areas:

Indigenous/Generic/Folk Care – Arabic/Muslim/Asian cultures- Use of technology and creative pedagogical tools in academia and transcultural education- Culture Care Theory-Ethnonursing Research Method- Cultural Competence in academia and clinical practice

Languages spoken, read/write*:

Arabic, French, and English

Select Publications:

Journal Articles:

  • Wehbe-Alamah, H., and McFarland, M. (2020). Leininger’s Ethnonursing Research Method: Historical Retrospective and Overview. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620912308
  • Wehbe-Alamah, H., Hammonds, L.S., and Stanley, D. (2020). Culturally Congruent Care from the Perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 104365961990000. doi:10.1177/1043659619900000
  • Wehbe-Alamah, H., McFarland, M., Andrews, M., & Lograsso, S. (2019). An ethnohistory of the transcultural nursing scholars and their contributions to the field. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 104365961989267. doi:10.1177/1043659619892671
  •  Wehbe-Alamah, H. (2019). Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality Theory: Classic and new contributions. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 37, 1-23.c


McFarland, M., and Wehbe-Alamah, H. (2018). Transcultural Nursing Concepts, Theories, Research, & Practice. (4th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-184113-9

Book Chapters:
Wehbe-Alamah, H. (2020). Madeleine Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality, in Smith, M. (Ed.), Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice (pp. 303-319). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-7991-7.

Present/Future Directions 

Today more than ever, it is important to learn about cultural sensitivity, cultural assessments, cultural competence, culturally sensitive communication, and integration of culturally congruent care in academia, administration, consultation, research and clinical practice. As a transcultural nursing scholar, an academician, a researcher, and a Family Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to preparing future generations of healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide care that is respectful, embracing, and accommodating of cultural diversities and universalities, in a process that actively promotes equality, social justice, and equity in health care.

Updated 01/2021