Cultural Competency and Haitian Immigrants

 

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Purnell's Model

Overview/Heritage:
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Communication
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Family roles & organization
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Workforce issues

Biocultural ecology

High-risk behaviors

Nutrition
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Pregnancy

Death rituals

Spirituality
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Health care practices
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Health care practitioners

References

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Areas the immigrants settled

  • In 1996 there were an estimated 1.5 million Haitians in the U.S.34
  • Major settlements include:4, 15, 32, 34, 35
    • Miami

    • Boston

    • New York

    • Chicago

  • Smaller enclaves exist in:4, 15, 32, 34, 35

    • New Orleans

    • Houston

    • Los Angeles

Population in Delmarva:

  • Estimates of the number of Haitians on the Delmarva Peninsula have been as high as 5000.33

  • Haiti is the second most prevalent country of origin for Delmarva immigrants.3


 

 

 

 

 

Overview, inhabited localities and topography:

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