Select 2 of the Cultural Domains from the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence and describe the ethno-cultural attributes as they relate to your cultural heritage both personally and professionally.
MODULE 2: The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence
Module 2 ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Read Chapter 2 of your course text book.
Discussion Board assignment:
Select 2 of the Cultural Domains from the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence and describe the ethno-cultural attributes as they relate to your cultural heritage both personally and professionally. Give examples of each.
Be sure to elaborate and write in paragraphs
Post under Discussion Board 2 in your assigned group.
LIST OF DOMAINS TO CHOOSE FROM
Domain Brief Description
Overview/Heritage Comprises of concepts that are related to occupation, educational status, reasons for immigration, politics, current residence, nationality, and the impacts of topography(the natural shape of the earth) of nationality and current residence
Communication Comprises of concepts linked to the dominant dialects and language; variations in language use such as voice intonations, tone and volume; non verbal communication aspects such as eye contact, acceptable greetings, spatial distancing, touch, facial expressions and body language among others; social time versus clock time; and utilization of names
Family roles and organization Comprises of concepts associated with gender roles and household head; developmental tasks of adolescents and children; family priorities and roles; child rearing practices; and views regarding alternative lifestyles like sexual orientation, single parenting and marriages that are childless.
Workforce issues Comprises of concepts linked to individualism, ethnic styles of communication, gender roles, assimilation, acculturation, autonomy and healthcare practices in the country of origin
Bio-cultural ecology Comprises of racial and ethnic differences regarding skin color and physical differences such as topographical, endemic, hereditary and genetic diseases
High risk behaviors Comprises of concepts such as the use of recreational drugs, alcohol and tobacco; non utilization of safety measures; deficiency in physical activity; and high risk sexual behaviors
Nutrition Comprises of concepts such as sufficient food intake; food preferences, taboos and rituals; meanings associated with food; and how food is consumed during instances of illness
Pregnancy and child rearing practices Comprises of concepts associated with fertility practices; birth control methods and practices; views regarding pregnancy; taboo, restrictive and prescriptive practices relating to pregnancy, postpartum treatment and birthing
Spirituality Entails the use of prayer and religious practices; cultural behaviors that give meaning to life; and the sources of strength for the patient
Health care practice Entails the emphasis of care (preventive or acute); individual responsibility for his/her health; beliefs regarding traditional and biomedical; perceptions about mental illness and organ transplantation and donation
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