Nebraska Authors

Madeleine M. Leininger

Born 1925-07-13 Sutton, NE (USA)

Died 2012-08-10
Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

New Guinea

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Health care and Nursing


Nursing Diploma, 1948, St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing, Rockford, IL
BS, 1950, Mount St. Scholastica College (Benedictine College), Atchison, KS
BSN, 1951(?) Creighton University, Omaha, NE
MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 1954, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology, 1965, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Director of Graduate Program in Psychiatric Nursing
Professor of nursing
Anthropological Lecturer

Places Worked

University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Utah
Harris College of Nursing, Texas Christian University;
Wayne State University
University of Nebraska


National Institutes of Health Award, 1953
National League for Nursing fellowship, 1959
Outstanding Alumni Award, Catholic University, 1969
American Academy of Nursing fellowship, 1974 Lh.D., Benedictine College, 1975
Book of the Year Award from American Journal of Nursing, 1976
Green Chair Professor, Harris College. of Nursing, 1977


International World Health Organization
American Anthropological Association
American Nurses' Association
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Transcultural Nursing Society,


Basic Psychiatric Concepts in Nursing. 1960. (Co-author with Charles Hofling and Elizabeth
Nursing and Anthropology: Two Worlds to Blend. 1970.
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 1973.
Health Care Issues. 1974. (Editor)
Barriers and Facilitators to Quality Health Car. 1975.(Editor)
Transcultural Health Care Issues and Conditions. 1976. (Editor)
Transcultural Nursing Care of Infants and Children.1977. (Editor)
Transcultural Nursing Concepts, Theories and Practice. 1978.
Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Theory of Nursing. 1991.
Culture Care Diversity & Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory. 2005. (Co-author with Marilyn R. McFarland)

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