A Bridge to One World: An Indigenous Wisdom-Based Approach to Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council
Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Susan K Nash
As health care organizations face increasing challenges to accommodate diverse patient populations amid growing concerns of persistent health disparities, there is urgent need to better understand and listen to diverse, unique patient experiences. This paper describes the design and implementation of a transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) as a concrete step towards ensuring that the voices of culturally diverse patients and families are effectively engaged to improve the patient experience at a large, Midwestern healthcare organization. Storytelling, ritual and dialogue provide a wisdom-based approach to the design of a Bridge to One World practice model grounded in Leininger's Culture Care Theory of Diversity and Universality.
Lundberg, Julie, "A Bridge to One World: An Indigenous Wisdom-Based Approach to Designing a Transcultural Patient Family Advisory Council" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 624.