Essay On Transcultural Nursing Theory

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Culture can be defined as a set of values, traditions, and beliefs that are practiced by a particular group of people and passed down from one generation to another. It is a system of rules that are the base of what we are and the and affect how we express ourselves as members of a group and as individuals. We all develop in some culture. Our surroundings determine what we learn, how we learn it, and the rules to live with others. This essay considers the Muslim religious culture. The Transcultural Nursing theory that was developed by Madeleine Leininger states that while it is important to view the patient as a whole person from a psychological, physiological, spiritual and social perspective, it is also important to consider a patients’ culture and cultural background when making decisions on how to take care of the patient. After all, the beliefs and values handed down to the patient from…show more content…
Most of the time, food is used as the first option for treatment. Such as soups for the common cold and some food types are used as preventives and curative for some diseases. Over the years, Muslims have firmly believed that black seed has a medicinal value that can cure all illnesses if it is eaten or distilled properly. Following a hadith narrated by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) “Use the black seed for it has the cure to all diseases, but death.” This belief has inspired Muslim medical scientists and nutritionists to use the black seed in search of a cure for diseases such as cancer and respiratory diseases. Muslims are also less likely to take milk and other food that are rich in vitamin D because of traditional food preferences or lactose intolerance which increases their prevalence to vitamin D deficiency. Another highly favored practice is the oral abstinence of all food substance which is obligatory fast known as Ramadhan. They view this practice as having healing

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