Conduct a cultural self-assessment. In order to understand culture and cultural diversity, it is important that you understand your own culture and heritage. Using the tables that are located throughout Chapter 2 of your textbook (one for each domain of the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, Table 2-1 to Table 2-12), answer these questions as they relate to you. Remember, you are answering these questions from your personal perspective, so there is no right or wrong response. Explain why you do or do not adhere to the dominant cultural practices and beliefs of the ethnic group(s) with which you primarily identify. Although the information on this self-assessment paper is strictly confidential, if you do not wish to self-disclose a specific area from the Organizing Framework, indicate so instead of just not addressing it. You are not required to provide citations/references in this paper. Attention should be paid to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This assignment must be in an APA formatted essay.
Suggested Question Sample Rationale/Example
United States (or other country, as appropriate)?
5.Were your parents born in the United States
(or other country, as appropriate)?
to the United States (or other country,
live. Is it mountainous, swampy, etc.?
essentials of life?
on your salary?
ask about previous occupations.
hazards associated with your job(s)?
1.Someone living in a wooded area with deer is at an increased risk for Lyme disease
2.. Ashkenazi Jewish population has a high incidence of genetic and
hereditary health conditions
risk for genetic mutations and hereditary defects related to radioactive
of assimilation and acculturation.
stay in refugee camps and suffered from rape, torture, and a host of
infectious and communicable diseases such as tuberculosis.
7.People living in swampy areas are at increased incidence for malaria.
for arthropod-borne diseases.
9.Income level has implications for affording medications, dressings, and
11.Refer to social services for financial support.
12.The working poor cannot afford health insurance.
13.Educational level may determine ability to understand health
14.A person may currently be retired or may now work as a salesperson
but previously worked as a coal miner, increasing the risk of black lung
15.People working in home remodeling may be at risk for asbestosis.
16.People who served in the military may suffer from post-traumatic stress
syndrome or diseases contracted in their military experiences.
17.Part of a standard assessment.