Transcultural Nursing in Scandinavia: the nurses perspective - A qualitative meta-synthesis

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To aggregate, interpret and synthesize findings form qualitative studies of Scandinavian nurse’s experiences of providing caring to patients who are immigrant from non-western countries.
The number of people with ethnic, cultural and religious background other than Western will grow in the future in Scandinavia. At the same time, a growing number of immigrants are getting older and therefore may need more nursing care. It requires special knowledge to take care of those patients and considering that being a multicultural country is still new to most Scandinavian countries, it is interesting and important to examine transcultural nursing in that context.
The meta-synthesis approach was based on the guidelines by Sandelowski and Barroso. Data sources: Literature searches were conducted in the database SveMed+, CINAHL Complete, PsycInfo, Academic Search Premier, PubMed, covering the period prior to October 2015. Inclusion criteria were studies in English or Nordic languages that focused on how nurses experience to provide nursing care, to adult non-western immigrant patients, in hospital or primary health care, in Scandinavian countries. There were no limitations compared to diagnoses or cause for receiving nursing care.
Review methods:
Data were analyzed into meta-summary and meta-synthesis. The meta-synthesis included, qualitative content analysis inspired by Graneheim and Lundman, taxonomy of findings and Constant Targeted Comparison.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date3 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015


  • culture
  • care

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