Leininger's Theory: Culturally Congruent Practice

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Leininger’s theory was effectively applied and incorporated in ANA scope and standard number eight culturally congruent practice. It is the application of evidence-based nursing that is in agreement with the preferred cultural values, beliefs, worldview, and practices of the healthcare consumers and other stakeholders. The theory demonstrates respect, equity, and empathy in actions and interactions with all healthcare consumers. Nurses and health care workers applied to practice by participating in lifelong learning to understanding cultural preferences, choices, and decision-making processes of diverse consumers. It also identifies the stage of the consumer’s acculturation and accompanying needs and engagement. The theory also focuses on effective

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