Be prepared for the culturally rich and diverse world of healthcare!
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 to…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. It would be useful on the shelf of every healthcare area."
-- Penny Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University) Doody's Review
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.