Discuss how you would adapt your nursing care in this culturally dynamic situation
Choose a culture other than your own and investigate their death rituals. Discuss how you would adapt your nursing care in this culturally dynamic situation using Ray’s Transcultural Communicative Spiritual-Ethical CARING Tool from Chapter 6 page 179.
The Theory’s Dimensions are as follows:
Caring essence – (the action of compassion and love as a mediating force to guide moral caring behavior and facilitate right action within cultural dynamics. Transcultural caring ethics (moral foundations of respect for persons and cultural rights), transcultural context, and universal sources (religious/spiritual dimensions)
Transcultural Caring Ethics – (the ethical knowledge of respect, fidelity, integrity, beneficence, human rights, cultural rights, and natural rights, among other things, that shapes moral caring experience and facilitates transcultural ethical caring;
Transcultural Context – illuminates the person in the sociocultural context, which includes political, economic, technological, legal, ecological, and health care systems-the diverse identities and personal/ethnic/cultural/multicultural values, beliefs, and attitudes about relationships, symbols, and rituals guiding transcultural experience in social, communal, health care organizations, and global cultural systems.
Universal Sources – highlight specific religions and/or spiritual relationships and beliefs, as well as the universal mind, and identify how spiritual and religious traditions’ standards shape transcultural caring experiences.
Transcultural Caring Awareness, Understanding, and Choice – the heart of this dynamic model that illuminates the process of transcultural caring inquiry-the processes of transcultural caring knowledge, seeking understanding, evidence, and cultural competence-the dynamics of the essence of caring, transcultural caring ethics, transcultural context, and universal sources to facilitate the making of responsible, mutual choices by incorporating assessment and evaluative tools.
A theoretical/conceptual model that is explanatory, representational, and operational and serves as a guide for transcultural caring behavior in a given nursing and health care cultural situation/s.
Description in Brief
In the framework of caring, transcultural caring ethics, transcultural context (social-cultural phenomena), and universal sources, the theoretical model considers transcultural caring to be an integral mode of being, thinking, and doing (religions or spirituality). These are the four dimensions of the theory’s creative transcultural forces, which serve as the foundation for personal awareness, understanding, and decision-making.
The following are the theory’s fundamental assumptions:
a. Transcultural consciousness (awareness, inquiry, and critical reflection) fosters an appreciation for both cultural diversity and the reality of shared humanity.
b. Sociocultural (social and cultural knowledge serve as the foundation for all other types of knowledge (personal, ethical, empirical, and aesthetic).
c. Caring (caring is the essence of nursing and is integral to all ways of knowing, as well as the Totality, Simultaneity, and Unitary-Transformative nursing paradigms);
d. Difficult caring dynamics (transcultural caring is integral with the sciences of complexity with a focus on self- reflection, relational transcultural caring complexity, relational self-organization, and transcultural caring knowledge-in-process).