Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Older Oromo women who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s have experienced several stressful life events including war, famine, acculturation, harsh northern climate, a new language (English), and multiple experiences different from those in their native country, Ethiopia. Coping with these new experiences, correlates with a high level of depressive symptoms that Oromo people call "sadness." The purpose of this project is to create and describe a transcultural model of nursing practice in community that aims to decrease sadness among older Oromo women by promoting community building and healthy life choices in the midst of change. A praxis approach guided by Madeleine Leininger's theory of culture care diversity and universality was used in reviewing the literature and creating a community building culture care model. The model is described in this paper and suggestions are offered for ways that the model might be implemented and evaluated.
Kotile, Fatuma, "Building Community Among Older Oromo Women Struggling with Sadness in a Large Urban Setting" (2009). Theses and Graduate Projects. 611.