The purnell model makes it possible to understand

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negative effect on the quality of care the patient receives. The Purnell Model makes it possible to understand people while promoting and protecting their health. In order to provide holistic care under the Purnell Model, it is necessary to use the twelve domains as a tool to assess the needs of the individual, based on the information gathered for each domain in the model. As an example, in the case of my Russian patient, the communication domain was assessed during our initial meeting, where I discovered the individual was not shy in expressing his thoughts, and although there was a language barrier, the patient was still very animated, with a strong, type A personality. This helped to guide my interactions with them. With future culturally diverse patients, I can refer to each domain to assess and gather the information I need for a holistic treatment plan that takes the patient’s culture into consideration.
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WEEK 1 DISCUSSION 3 Communication is interrelated with all other domains and depends on verbal language skills that include the dominant language, dialects, and contextual use of the language, as well as paralanguage variations such as voice volume, tone, intonations, reflections, and willingness to share thoughts and feelings” (Purnell, 2013, p. 19).
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WEEK 1 DISCUSSION 4 References: Purnell, L. D. (2013). Transcultural health care: a culturally competent approach . Philadelphia, PA: F.A.
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