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Handbook for Culturally Competent Care

  • Larry D.  Purnell
  • Eric A.  Fenkl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Larry D. Purnell, Eric A. Fenkl
    Pages 1-6
  3. Larry D. Purnell, Eric A. Fenkl
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  4. Larry D. Purnell, Eric A. Fenkl
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  32. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book

Introduction

This concise, easy-to-read book tackles the potentially awkward subject of culture in a direct, non-intimidating style. It prepares all health professionals in any clinical setting to conduct thorough assessments of individual from culturally specific population groups, making it especially valuable in today's team-oriented healthcare environment. The book is suitable for healthcare workers in all fields, particularly nurses who interact with the patients 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Based on the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, it explores 26 different cultures and the issues that healthcare professionals need to be sensitive to. For each group, the book includes an overview of heritage, communication styles, family roles and organization, workforce issues, biocultural ecology, high-risk health behaviors, nutrition, pregnancy and child bearing, death rituals, spirituality, healthcare practices, and the views of healthcare providers. It also discusses the variant characteristics of culture that determine the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices in an individual's cultural heritage in order to help prevent stereotyping. These characteristics include age, generation, nationality, race, color, gender, religion, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military status, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, gender issues, health literacy, and reasons for migration. Each chapter offers specific instructions, guidelines, tips, intervention strategies, and approaches specific to a particular cultural population.

Keywords

ethnicity Population Health Nursing Assessment Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Larry D.  Purnell
    • 1
  • Eric A.  Fenkl
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Health SciencesUniversity of Delaware/NewarkSudlersvilleUSA
  2. 2.College of Nursing and Health SciencesFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21946-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21945-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21946-8
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