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purnell model

chapter 2

a value of US dominant culture individualism
low context English many words are used to express a thought
maintaining eye contact in American culture means people in conversation are listening to each other
How to determine oxygenation in dark skinned people access palms of hands
studies on pain management meds delivered communication between care giver and pt will influence interventions
traditional healers are more prevalent in some cultures due to the fact the traditional (folk) healer is better known and trusted by pt
taboo pregnancy practice for many cultures include not having pregnant woman lifting hands above head. thought to cause cord to wrap around fetus neck
an example of health care thought in individualistic culture is pt autonomy
critical reflection helps to prevent the professional nurse from prejudice
health literacy is being able to understand health how and why the health intervention in necessary
patient information should be distributed in the primary language of the patient.
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