Culturally Competent Approach Edition

 A Culturally Competent Approach Edition

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Purnell Model for Cultural Competence

Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FATranscultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Purnell Model: Assumptions

  • All healthcare professions need much of the same information about cultural diversity and share the metaparadigm concepts of global society, community, family, person, and health.
  • One culture is not better than another culture; they are just different.

 

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Purnell Model: Assumptions

  • There are core similarities shared by all cultures.
  • There are differences within, between, and among cultures.
  • Cultures change over time, but slowly.
  • Culture has powerful influences on one’s interpretations and responses to health care.

 

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Purnell Model: Assumptions

  • If clients are co-participants in care and have a choice in health-related goals, plans, and interventions, health outcomes will be improved.
  • Variant cultural characteristics determine the degree to which people vary from their dominant culture beliefs, values, and practices.

A Culturally Competent Approach Edition

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Purnell Model: Assumptions

  • Individuals and families belong to several cultural groups, usually known as subcultures.
  • Each individual has the right to be respected for his or her unique differences and cultural heritage.
  • Caregivers who can assess, plan, and intervene in a culturally competent manner will improve the care of clients for whom they care.

 

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Purnell Model: Assumptions

  • Caregivers know themselves better by learning about their own cultures.
  • Professions, organizations, and associations have their own cultures.
  • Healthcare teams can benefit from a Model and Organizing Framework that is useable by all healthcare disciplines.

 

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 4th Edition

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Variant Cultural Characteristics

  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Religious affiliation

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