Historic perspectives from anthropology. Reflections proposed to Transcultural Nursing

  • Cecilia Rohrbach Viadas RN and Anthropologist, Ph.D. Professor, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, México. email: cecilia_rohrbach@hotmail.com
Keywords: Anthropology, nursing, transcultural nursing.


History brings together meanings related to earlier periods, being aware of the past as a panorama to reread the present. Madeleine Leininger presented in 1970 an implicit and respectful message to the Nursing Profession when introducing Nursing and Anthropology. Two Worlds to Blend. Implicitly: Nursing you disregard culture.

This article shows the absence of the history of anthropology and of nursing within Transcultural Nursing and it includes how education has influenced theoretic, methodological, and comparative approaches giving researchers the responsibility to decide their fundamentals. Berthoud (2001) has inspired the anthropological and historic perspectives of the author, thus universalism, relativism, and comparison are presented.


How to cite this article: Rohrbach C. Historic perspectives from anthropology.  Reflections proposed to Transcultural Nursing. Invest Educ Enferm. 2015; 33(2): 

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Rohrbach Viadas, C. (2015). Historic perspectives from anthropology. Reflections proposed to Transcultural Nursing. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 33(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/23019