Madeleine M. Leininger Papers
Throughout her career, Madeleine Leininger has been a pioneer and leader in promoting quality nursing care through transcultural understanding, a synthesis of nursing and anthropology that she created. Dr. Leininger had many firsts, including the Ethnonursing method, the first transcultural nursing field study, and the first course in transcultural nursing. She also founded several professional organizations, is a nationally and internationally known educator, author, theorist, administrator, researcher, consultant, and public speaker, and has won numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She has been a distinguished visiting professor and scholar at approximately 70 universities in the United States, Canada, and overseas, with expertise in transcultural nursing, comparative human care, qualitative research methods, cultural care theory, culture of nursing and health fields, anthropology, and the future of nursing. Dr. Leininger retired as professor emeritus from WSU on June 1, 1995.
The papers in this collection reflect Dr. Leininger’s professional career as an educator and
academic administrator (1956-1995), writer (1961-1995), lecturer (1965-1995), consultant (1971- 1992), and leader in the field of transcultural nursing (1966-1995).
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