Contemp Nurse. 2016 Nov 29:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
Female genital mutilation and transcultural nursing: adaptation of the Rising Sun Model.
Jiménez-Ruiz I, Almansa Martínez P
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a widespread practice mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and is considered an affront on the dignity and health of women and young girls.
OBJECTIVES: To establish a theoretical model, inspired by that of Madeleine Leininger, in order to examine the reasonings used to justify FGM.
METHODS: Theorization through bibliographic review.
Resuts and conclusions: The factors used to justify this act are diverse and convert the tradition into a form of cultural care. From this viewpoint, nurses might evaluate the supposed justifications via the Rising Sun Model in order to redirect such a practice through nursing interventions such as: research into propagating factors, sensitizing through hindering factors or health education, highlighting the contradictions existent in the justification of FGM.