Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care

Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care

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This concise, easy-to-read handbook 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 toa€bincluding cultural variations regarding personal space, dietary preferences, communication, symptom management, activities of daily living, and religious and health practices.They also are more sensitive to the adverse effects of alcohol, resulting in marked facial flushing, palpitations, and tachycardia. Question therapeutic regimens that do not consider racial or ethnic differences. a€c Alcoholism and cigarette smoking among Hindu Americans, especially among men, cause significant healthanbsp;...

Title:Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
Author:Larry D Purnell
Publisher:F.A. Davis - 2014-05-08


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