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Approximately 1.2 million Vietnamese live in the United States. Health care providers need to understand that this population differs greatly from other cultures depending on gender, religion, generation, reason for migration, enclave identity, educational level, and language preference. This article will explore the history, communication practices,(More)
The members of the Expert Panel on Cultural Competence of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) envisioned this article to serve as a catalyst to action by the Academy to take the lead in ensuring that measurable outcomes be achieved that reduce or eliminate health disparities commonly found among racial, ethnic, uninsured, underserved, and underrepresented(More)
This article presents the work of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Advisory Committee in developing an integrated curriculum for cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing education. Five competencies for Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education were developed with supporting rationale. Suggestions for developing and(More)
This article provides an overview of the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence and the assumptions on which the model is based. The 12 domains comprising the organizing framework are briefly described along with the primary and secondary characteristics of culture, which determine variations in values, beliefs, and practices of an individual's cultural(More)
  • L Purnell
  • 2000
To meet the needs of a multicultural society, health care in the new millennium stresses teamwork in providing culturally sensitive and competent care to improve client outcomes. Publications addressing the future predict an increasingly diverse workforce. Accordingly, care providers can benefit from a conceptual model of cultural competence that can be(More)
The journey to organizational cultural competence for a health care organization, educational setting, freestanding clinic, or long-term-care organization is a process that requires the collaborative efforts from people at all levels in every department as well as external consumers such as public policy officials, students, and community leaders. Broadly(More)
  • L Purnell
  • 1993
Emergency department triage is a challenging position for the Registered Nurse, and one that requires special qualifications, training, and skills to adequately assess, prioritize, and intervene in a variety of client presentations. This survey, conducted throughout the United States in 1991, reports the varied qualifications and special training required(More)
  • L Purnell
  • 1999
This study describes and compares Panamanians' and Panamanian Americans' practices for health promotion and wellness, disease and illness prevention, and the meaning of respect afforded them by health care providers. Understanding a person's beliefs and values when planning nursing and health care interventions helps the caregiver provide culturally(More)