WCET Celebrates World Ostomy Day 2015

In celebration of World Ostomy Day on 3 October, 2015 the WCET is providing a free educational webinar in support of the day.  This webinar is available in both English and Spanish.  For more information on the webinar topic, presenters and to download the recordings and the handouts please see below.

How Patients' and Nurses' Diverse Cultures Affect Nursing Care 

Given the diversity of patients and nurses who provide care, cross-cultural communication and competency are essential. Cultures have diverse focuses which are globally defined as collectivism (group identification) or individualism (self-determination of the person). In this webinar, Dr. Purnell, author of the Purnell Model for Cultural Competency, will explain these cultural perspectives and how they impact nursing and healthcare practices within the specialty of stoma, wound, and continence care.

Distinguished Faculty
Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Adjunct Professor Florida International University, Miami, FL
Adjunct Professor, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Susan Stelton, MS, RN CWOCN
WCET President, 2014-2016
Objectives and Topic Outline

  1. Explore basic assumptions and the complexity of culture.
    1. Diversity among healthcare providers.
    2. Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence;
    3. Cultural relativism, imposition, and imperialism;
    4. Ethnocentrism, stereotyping, and generalization;
    5. Acculturation, assimilation, and enculturation 
  2.  Distinguish general collectivistic and individualistic cultural attributes and characteristics — Moral, political, or social outlook that stresses human interdependence or dependence and the impact they have on nurse-patient relationships.
    1. Individualistic cultures: Scandinavian countries, USA, Eastern European, German, Great Britain, and Appalachian;
    2. Collectivist cultures: Hispanic/Latino and Latino; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Turks; Native Americans; African American and Blacks from Nigeria, Ghana, and many other African countries; Middle Easterners; and traditional tribal societies.
  3. Apply collectivistic and individualistic attributes and characteristics to exemplars (European American and Asian) in the provision of stoma, wound, and continence care.

Please click on the links below to download the webinar recordings and handouts in the language of your choice:

English webinar presentation (this is a downloadable wmv video file. If asked, please give permission to download the file)
English handouts

Spanish webinar presentation (this is a downloadable wmv video file. If asked, please give permission to download the file)
Spanish handouts