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Self-Care Nursing in a Multicultural Context
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Self-Care Nursing in a Multicultural Context


May 1996 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As health care reform increasingly emphasizes preventative care and health promotion it is becoming increasingly important for individuals to attain and maintain good health. In Self-Care Nursing in a Multicultural Context, authors Juliene Lipson and Nancy Steiger seek to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the tools necessary to teach clients how to think through and decide how to take care of themselves and when to seek professional care, whether in health or in chronic or acute illness. This informative volume intersects two important issues in nursing--self-care and culturally component care. It proceeds from the premise that self-care is a powerful philosophical, biological, and psychological basis for nursing practice in a variety of settings. Cultural issues are stressed throughout the volume, including a section on cross-cultural communication and cultural influences on learning styles. The book is divided into four sections: the historical and theoretical aspects of self-care; the components of health such as nutrition, activity, and stress management; and the impact of self-care in light of health care reform, changing health care settings, and the concept of health communities. Health care professionals as well as students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will find the volume imminently practical and relevant to their work.

 
PART ONE: SELF-CARE IN NURSING PRACTICE
 
History and Philosophy of Self-Care
 
Theories Related to Self-Care
 
Culturally Congruent Self-Care and the Nursing Process
 
PART TWO: SELF-CARE PRINCIPLES
 
Self-Care in Health
 
Self-Care in Illness
 
Teaching Strategies
 
PART THREE: SELF-CARE PRACTICES
 
Nutrition
 
Activity, Rest, and Exercise
 
Stress Management
 
Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being
 
Social Support and Self-Help Groups
 
Environmental and Community Self-Care
 
PART FOUR: THE FUTURE OF SELF-CARE
 
Implications for Education, Practice, and Research

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ISBN: 9780803970557
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