Purnell Model for Cultural Competence.

Homework Assignment #3

After reading Chapter 6, how does the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence apply to patients that you’ve seen in the dental hygiene setting (can be from EIC’s clinic or at a rotation site)? Outline how each of the 12 domains may or may not influence either you or a patient in the dental setting.

12 Domains of Purnell Mode for Cultural Competence:

1. Heritage
2. Communication
3. Family roles & organization
4. Workforce issues
5. Biocultural ecology
6. High-risk behaviors
7. Nutrition
8. Pregnancy and childbearing practices
9. Death rituals
10. Spirituality
11. Health care practices
12. Health care practitioners

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