Subject: Multiculturalism and Nursing

Scientific Area:



24 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Identify cultural identity characteristics of ethnic and immigrant groups.
2 - Integrate knowledge of diversity theory and cultural universality of care.
3 - Reflecting on cultural singularities in health/disease processes.
4 - Analyse specific situations of the practice of culturally sensitive nursing care.


1 - Globalization, migration and citizenship;
2 - Social processes linked to migration phenomena: acculturation;
3 - Social, civic and legal issues;
4 - Madeleine Leininger's Theory of Diversity and Cultural Universality of Care - structural, cultural and social dimensions;
5 - Caring for interculturality - principles and factors integrating or limiting culturally congruent care;
6 - Specificities related to integrated intervention in the processes of transition and adaptation of the Health/Mental Illness of migrants and their impact on inclusion and personal and social identity.


Abreu, W. , 2003 , Saúde, Doença e Diversidade Cultural. , Instituto Piaget.
Abreu, W. , 2011 , Transições e Contextos Multiculturais. , Formasau
Gil, A. R.A. Campos , 2016 , A proteção derivada de direitos fundamentais de imigração. Dissertação de doutoramento em Direito. UNL. ,
Leininger, M. , 1995 , Transcultural Nursing: concepts, theories, and practices. , Greyden Press.
Lopes, C., Santos, C., Matos, D. & Ribeiro, O. P. , 2008 , Multiculturalidade perspetivas de enfermagem contributos para melhor cuidar. , Lusodidacta
Reis, C., Costa, M. , 2014 , Cuidar imigrantes: desafios na prática clínica de enfermagem. , Revista de Enfermagem Referência (4) 2, 61-69. Recuperado de
Rodrigues, A. , 2014 , O cuidado de enfermagem culturalmente competente: uma narrativa de enfermeiros em serviço de infeciologia. , Dissertação de mestrado em ciências de enfermagem. ICBAS.UP

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Theoretical and theoretical-practical sessions, using expository and interactive methodologies, film analysis, role-playing and debates with the participation of experts. Individual and oriented research, with reflection and discussion in the room of the indicated topics. Fieldwork on the issues addressed Assessment: Given the theoretical and practical nature of this UC, the evaluation will include 1 Individual report (50%) and 1 thematic work, group, with presentation and discussion in seminar (50%). Evaluation model B according to RAAAUMA. The minimum grade in each element is 9.5 points. The student will be able to recover at the time of appeal/improvement.