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Enhancing cultural competence: trans-atlantic experiences of European and Canadian nursing students
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
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2009 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 15, no 6, 502-509 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes the enhancement of cultural competence through   trans-Atlantic rural community experiences of European and Canadian   nursing students using critical incident technique (CIT) as the   students' reflective writing method. The data generated from 48   students' recordings about 134 critical incidents over a 2-year project   were analysed by qualitative content analysis. Five main learning   categories were identified as: cross-cultural ethical issues; cultural   and social differences; health-care inequalities; population health   concerns; and personal and professional awareness. Four emergent   cultural perspectives for the health sector that became apparent from   the reflections were: health promotion realm; sensitivity to social and   cultural aspects of people's lives; channels between the health sector   and society; cultural language and stories of local people. CIT was   successfully used to foster European and Canadian undergraduate   students' cultural reflections resulting in considerations and   suggestions for future endeavours to enhance cultural competence in   nursing education.

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2009. Vol. 15, no 6, 502-509 p.
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community nursing, critical incident, cultural competence, trans-Atlantic exchange
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-124644DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01776.xISI: 000272195100004PubMedID: 19958404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-124644DiVA: diva2:317814
Available from: 2010-05-05 Created: 2010-05-05 Last updated: 2011-05-18Bibliographically approved

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