Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care, 3rd Edition

Price: $39.95
Catalog No.: Y70002
Publisher/Vendor: FA Davis
Author: Larry D. Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Pages: 544
Format: Softcover Book

Be prepared for the culturally rich and diverse world of healthcare!

This concise handbook, Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care, 3rd Edition, prepares you to relate to individuals from different cultures. Use it in class and clinical now and as a reference throughout your career.

The Purnell Model is your guide as you explore 34 different cultures and the issues that you need to be sensitive to...including cultural variations regarding personal space, dietary preferences, communication, symptom management, activities of daily living, and religious and health practices.

Key Features

  • Discusses the Purnell Model's 12 domains of Culturally Competent Care and examines how they apply to all ethnic groups.
  • Highlights specific instructions, guidelines, tips, warnings, intervention strategies,and approaches.

New To This Edition

  • Four new chapters: Barriers to Culturally Competent Health Care, Nigerian, Polish, and Thai.
  • Significantly revised chapters: Amercian Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Indian.
  • Bibliography that lists the author's research and reference sources.
  • Assessment Application Checklist online at DavisPlus to help readers apply Purnell's Model for Cultural Competence to clinical practice.