Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care

Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
  • 2nd Ed.
  • 2009
  • © F.A. Davis
  • Larry D. Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 0803620640 / 9780803620643
  • Ethics, Nursing, Community Health, Cultural Competence


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The second edition of Purnell's Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care will once again be the leader in quick-reference content on cultural competency, following the success of the first edition. Cultural Competency is still a hot topic in not only nursing programs as evidenced by the NCLEX test plan, but is also important in Health Professions programs. This guide will boost the confidence of students who feel uncomfortable dealing with those from a cultural background different than their own. It provides a summary of issues to be aware of, including cultural variations regarding personal space, dietary preferences, communication, symptom management, activities of daily living and religious and health practices.


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"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."

-- Penny Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)


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