Personal Cultural Competence and Competency Models

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Quality and Culture Quiz

Take the Quality and Culture Quiz (linked in the Resources) before responding to this discussion question. The quiz, from Management Sciences for Health, will help you examine your cultural competence. It is an electronic quiz with 23 questions and will take about 10 minutes to complete.

After taking the quiz, consider the following questions:

  • What did you find most interesting in this exercise?
  • Did anything surprise you about your own cultural competence?
  • Can you assess the cultural competence of your health care setting based on some of the questions you were asked in the quiz?

Discuss your personal areas of concern or improvement regarding cultural competence.

The Purnell and PEN-3 Model for Cultural Competence

After examining your own cultural competence through the quiz, think about what you learned through the Purnell and the PEN-3 models of cultural competence. If necessary, review Chapter 6 in your course textbook to ensure that you understand the models. Why are models of cultural competence important as frameworks for program planning in multicultural populations? Based on the result from the quiz, is there a model you gravitate to more than another? Explain why or why not.

Your initial posting should be at least 150 words, and you must reference the work of another writer (either as a quotation, paraphrase, or summary) to provide support for your ideas. The source can be the course text, another relevant book, any assigned reading, or an article you find on your own through the Capella University Library. When you incorporate the other writer’s ideas in your work, use APA citation style to give credit to that writer. Remember that an APA citation includes both the in-text citation (the author’s last name and the year of publication) and the full reference for the source.

Response Guidelines

Review the posts of your fellow learners and respond to at least one. Your response post should be at least 150 words. In your response, you must do one or a combination of the following:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Offer a suggestion.
  • Elaborate on a particular point.
  • Provide an alternative opinion supported with scholarly references.