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Larry D. Purnell   



Larry D. Purnell


Middle Range Nursing Theory: Purnell's Model for Cultural Competence.

Larry D. Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Nursing
University of Delaware

E-mail: lpurnell@udel.edu

  • Cultural Competence - The concepts that make up Purnell's model of cultural competence are not unlike those found in Leininger's, and Giger and Davidhizar's models. (Information from Nursingtheory.net)

  • Larry Purnell examines health care during his travels (11-02-95)

  • A Health Assessment Performance Examination where Purnell’s work is used. HAPE and TPE Summary Descriptions Excelsior College.

  • Sample publication: Purnell, Larry D., & Paulanka, Betty J. (1998).
    Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company

The book introduces a conceptual model for learning about culture and to describe characteristics of selected ethnic groups. The second chapter presents Purnell's Model for Cultural Competence. The next sixteen chapters examine specific ethnic groups, such as: African American, Amish, Appalachians, Arab Americans, Chinese Americans, Cuban Americans, Egyptian Americans, Filipino Americans, French Canadians, Greek Americans, Iranians, Irish Americans, Jewish Americans, Mexican Americans, Navajo Indians, and Vietnamese Americans. Each chapter is co-authored by a health professional and, where possible, a member of the specified community. The author's credentials are clearly stated, each chapter begins with a list of key terms, and concludes with a case study, study questions and suggested reading lists.

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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach
This textbook offers a framework for the collection of health data concerning individuals and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds. After an overview of culture and ethnicity per se, it explains the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Sixteen chapters then describe the healthcare needs and practices of specific groups. (Material on several other groups appears on the accompanying CD-ROM.) Most of the contributors are Registered Nurses.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company; 2nd Bk&Cdr edition (November 1, 2002)
ISBN: 0803610572


Guide To Culturally Competent Health Care
Paperback: 478 pages
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company (September 30, 2004)
ISBN: 0803611633




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