Variant characteristics of culture
1-“Variant characteristics of culture” include nationality, race, age, color, religious affiliation, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military experience, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender issues, physical characteristics, immigration status, and length of time away from the country of origin.
Reflect on your own cultural background and family origin (hispanic, Cuban). Share with the class some details of your family history. What are variant characteristics of your culture you identify with? Has this changed from when you were growing up?
2-How does cultural competency occur? What can one do to become culturally aware? Describe an effective approach to using The Purnell Model when working with subcultures (immigration status, gender, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, educational status, etc.).