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    Larry D. Purnell and Eric A. Fenkl.
    Summary: This concise, easy-to-read book tackles the potentially awkward subject of culture in a direct, non-intimidating style. It prepares all health professionals in any clinical setting to conduct thorough assessments of individual from culturally specific population groups, making it especially valuable in today's team-oriented healthcare environment. The book is suitable for healthcare workers in all fields, particularly nurses who interact with the patients 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Based on the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, it explores 26 different cultures and the issues that healthcare professionals need to be sensitive to. For each group, the book includes an overview of heritage, communication styles, family roles and organization, workforce issues, biocultural ecology, high-risk health behaviors, nutrition, pregnancy and child bearing, death rituals, spirituality, healthcare practices, and the views of healthcare providers. It also discusses the variant characteristics of culture that determine the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices in an individual's cultural heritage in order to help prevent stereotyping. These characteristics include age, generation, nationality, race, color, gender, religion, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military status, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, gender issues, health literacy, and reasons for migration. Each chapter offers specific instructions, guidelines, tips, intervention strategies, and approaches specific to a particular cultural population.

    Chapter 1: Transcultural Diversity and Health Care
    Chapter 2: The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence
    Chapter 3: Barriers to Culturally Competent health Care
    Chapter 4: People of African American Heritage
    Chapter 5: People of American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage
    Chapter 6: The Amish
    Chapter 7: People of Appalachian Heritage
    Chapter 8: People of Arab Heritage
    Chapter 9: People of Brasilian Heritage-- Chapter 10: People of Chinese Heritage
    Chapter 11: People of Cuban Heritage
    Chapter 12: People of European American Heritage
    Chapter 13: People of Filipino Heritage
    Chapter 14: People of German Heritage
    Chapter 15: People of Guatemalan Heritage
    Chapter 16: People of Haitian Heritage
    Chapter 17: People of Hindu Heritage
    Chapter 18: People of Hmong Heritage
    Chapter 19: People of Iranian Heritage
    Chapter 20: People of Japanese Heritage
    Chapter 21: People of Jewish Heritage
    Chapter 22: People of Irish Heritage-- Chapter 23: People of Korean Heritage
    Chapter 24: People of Mexican Heritage
    Chapter 25: People of Polish Heritage
    Chapter 26; People of Puerto Rican Heritage
    Chapter 27: People of Russian Heritage
    Chapter 28: People of Somali Heritage
    Chapter 29: People of Turkish Heritage
    Chapter 30: People of Vietnamese Heritage
    Digital Access Springer 2019