Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care / Edition 2

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Build your students’ confidence when relating to different cultures in a health care environment. This concise, easy-to-read handbook tackles an often awkward subject in a direct, non-intimidating style.

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Reviewer:Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD(Southwestern Adventist University)
Description:This book uses the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence as the organizing framework for each chapter. Unfortunately the model itself is published in print too small to read. The book is about one-quarter of the size of the average textbook, but too big for a pocket.
Purpose:. . the goal of this Guide is to promote cultural sensitivity and culturally competent care that respects each person's right to be understood and treated as a unique individual." An additional objective is to provide a format "that is concise and easy to understand." These worthy objectives have been met. The author states that much of the information in this book is synthesized from Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 2nd edition (F.A. Davis, 2003).
Audience:Several times the authors mention the intended audience as healthcare providers. As an educator, I see this book as a great supplementary text for students in healthcare professions. Much in this book helped me understand students in the classroom. One of the authors, Larry D. Purnell, is the creator of the model upon which the book is based.
Features:After the model is explained "each chapter is organized by the Model's domains of culturally sensitive care and provides key approaches and intervention." Chapters are titled "People of ______ Heritage." The heritage groups are presented alphabetically and tabbed accordingly. Each chapter includes communications, family information, biocultural ecology, high-risk behaviors, nutrition, pregnancy issues, death rituals, spirituality, and healthcare practices. Twenty-seven different "heritage" groups are covered.
Assessment:I love this little book. It gives the important information in bulleted lists. It includes a greater number of cultural groups than many larger texts. Students would be wise to get this as a reference in the first healthcare course and reference it throughout their education. It would be useful on the shelf of every healthcare area.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803620643
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 12/8/2008
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 140,414
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Transcultural Diversity and Health Care

2. The Purnell Model

3. People of African American Heritage

4. The Amish

5. People of Appalachian Heritage

6. People of Arab Heritage

7. People of Bosnian Heritage

8. People of Chinese Heritage

9. People of Cuban Heritage

10. European American Heritage

11. People of Filipino Heritage

12. People of German Heritage

13. People of Greek Heritage

14. People of Haitian Heritage

15. People of Hindu Heritage

16. People of Hmong Heritage (NEW)

17. People of Iranian Heritage

18. People of Irish Heritage

19. People of Italian Heritage

20. People of Japanese Heritage

21. People of Jewish Heritage

22. People of Korean Heritage

23. People of Mexican Heritage

24. Navajo Indians

25. People of Puerto Rican Heritage

26. People of Russian Heritage

27. People of Somalian Heritage (NEW)

28. People of Turkish Heritage

29. People of Vietnamese Heritage

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