Diversity has a significant influence on health care. Studying transcultural health care helps health professionals understand different cultures in order to provide holistic and individualized health care. Review the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, including the theory, framework and 12 domains. Write 750-1,000-word paper exploring the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Include the following:
- Explain culturally sensitive care and its application within health care.
- Explain the theory and organizational framework of the Purnell Model, and discuss its relevance to transcultural health care.
- Describe Purnell’s 12 domains of culture, and assess how each of these domains plays an active role in the diversity of health care in your specific field.
- Discuss how this model can be applied when working with different cultures in order to become a more culturally competent health care provider.
- Cite at least three references, including the course textbook.
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BS Health Sciences
1.1 Explain culturally sensitive care and its application within health care.