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Exploring the development of a cultural care framework for European caring science

By John Albarran, Elizabeth Rosser, Shirley Bach, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, Pranee Lundberg and Kate Law


The aim of this paper is to discuss the development of a cultural care framework that seeks to inform and embrace the philosophical ideals of caring science. Following a review of the literature that identified a lack of evidence of an explicit relationship between caring science and cultural care, a number of well-established transcultural care frameworks were reviewed. Our purpose was to select one that would resonate with underpinning philosophical values of caring science and that drew on criteria generated by the European Academy of Caring Science members. A modified framework based on the work of Giger and Davidhizar was developed as it embraced many of the values such as humanism that are core to caring science practice. The proposed caring science framework integrates determinants of cultural lifeworld-led care and seeks to provide clear directions for humanizing the care of individuals. The framework is offered to open up debate and act as a platform for further academic enquiry

Topics: Caring science, cultural care, caring, culture, humanism, transcultural care, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.3402/qhw.v6i4.11457
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:df2d35d8c6644dbcb49961d77625194a
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