Defining Transcultural Diversity in Health Care

QUESTION 1– “Variant characteristics of culture” include nationality, race, age, color, religious affiliation, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military experience, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender issues, physical characteristics, immigration status, and length of time away from the country of origin. Which characteristics can change, and which cannot? Discuss how these, whether changing or stable, can influence one’s worldview. QUESTION 2– How does cultural competency occur? What can one do to become culturally aware? Describe an effective approach to using The Purnell Model when working with subcultures (immigration status, gender, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, educational status, etc.).