Date of Award
Dr. Mejai Bola Avoseh
Dr. Carole South-Winter
Dr. Scott Breuninger
Leininger, Culture Care, Medical History, Globalization, Sunrise Model
One of the very first interactions a patient has with medical staff is a one-on-one interview to ascertain family medical history. However, the practice of recording patient medical history has remained relatively unchanged for decades since the advent of modern medicine. This begs a question of if there is a way to improve the current status quo. Leininger’s Culture Care Theory and Sunrise Model implement both an innovative and patient-centered focus that acknowledges and incorporates patients’ cultural backgrounds into their healthcare plan. Combining Leininger’s Culture Care Theory with the current process of recording family medical history will modernize a somewhat antiquated aspect of modern healthcare, benefitting both patients and healthcare professionals alike.
Del Grosso, Avery, "Application of Leininger’s Culture Care Theory in Family Medical History" (2019). Honors Thesis. 43.