A Review of the Theoretical Framework of Culture and Value Applied to Nursing

Keywords: Purnell Model of Cultural Competence, nursing, health, culture, values


Culture is a unique component of each patient, and nurses are charged with caring for the whole patient while in their care.  Cultural competence is an important tool that guides the practice of the nurse while providing care to the patient. Understanding the theory behind culture and the nurses’ cultural competence. The Purnell Model of Cultural Competence (PMCC) is a valid framework to apply to the application of culture and values.  As health care in the US is changing, it is important to note the impact that culture plays in health outcomes.  This article explores the use of the PMCC to culture and values as it applies to health care. The intent is to provide an overview of the theory, relate the theory to the concepts, discuss the existing research, recommendations from the existing research, and application to future research recommendations.

Author Biography

Colleen Marzilli, The University of Texas at Tyler
Colleen Marzilli is an assistant professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler. She has a PhD, DNP, and MSN in nursing, and an MBA.  She teaches nursing and conducts research in cultue and cultural competence for nurses and health care professionals


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How to Cite
Marzilli, C. (2019). A Review of the Theoretical Framework of Culture and Value Applied to Nursing. International Journal of Nursing, 5(1). Retrieved from https://ijnonline.com/index.php/ijn/article/view/380
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