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FORNONS FONTDEVILA, David. Madeleine Leininger: Clear and dark transcultural. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.172-176. ISSN 1132-1296.
At the beginning of the decade of the 60s, Madeleine Leininger conceptualizes and founds the nursing transcultural, but in spite of the current force and recognition that nowadays possesses the nursing transcultural, this does not escape of a clear - dark territory of contradictions and dictions. What concept of culture does Madeleine Leininger use? What consequences does it imply her transculturality? In the article the conceptual particularity used by Leininger is debated. Likewise it proposes to change the term and conceptual important and significant as the etno-infirmary and the concepts of transcultural that recount her. To avoid the cultural determinisms it is more correct to speak about the cultural, own and individual identities. The nursing must establish a dialog transcultural with the cultural identities, with the medicines and transcultural nursing. A dialog in equality, not without for it to resign the richness and efficiency of the nursing and of the western medicine.
Palabras clave : Madeleine Leininger; Infirmary transcultural; etnoinfirmary.