Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware
Adjunct Professor
Excelsior College, Albany, New York

Phone: 410-438-3826
E-mail: lpurnell@udel.edu

Expertise Areas:

Qualitative Research, Quality Improvement

Languages spoken, read/write*:

English, read and speak Spanish, read and understand Italian(beginning) and read Portuguese

Select Publications:

Book (edited): Douglas, M., Pacquiao, D. & Purnell, L. (2018). Global applications of culturally competent health care: Guidelines for practice. Switzerland. Springer International Publishing AG.

Book Chapter: Purnell, L. (2018). Chapter 6. Education and training in culturally competent care. In M. Douglas, D. Pacquiao, & L. Purnell, Global applications of culturally competent health care: Guidelines for practice. Switzerland. Springer International Publishing AG.

Book Chapter: Purnell. L. (2018). Chapter 10. Critical reflection: Critiquing self-awareness of personal values and beliefs.

Article: Purnell, L. (2019). Update: The Purnell Theory and Model. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 30(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659618817587 doi10.1177/1043659618817587

Article: Purnell, L. (2016). Invited scholarly inquiry article: Are we really measuring cultural competence? Nursing Science Quarterly, 29(2), 124-127.

Present/Future Directions 

Over the last 5 years I have consulted on transcultural topics in 4 countries and made multiple presentations at national international conferences. I plan to continue updating and revising the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, now translaed into 9 languages, and consult on transcultural nursing and health care nationally and internationally.