Promoting Cultural Competence in a Canadian Curriculum: International Nursing Practicum Offerings in the Philippines, India and the Kingdom of Tonga

By Renate Gibbs and Dianne Perry.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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International nursing practicums advance transcultural nursing practice and assist the students to deliver culturally sensitive care to individuals and families. Teaching and learning experiences occurred in partner educational facilities, hospitals and communities in the host country. This sparked a collaborative exchange of ideas and activities. Presenters will discuss the logistics, challenges and benefits of the international practicum. Teaching strategies that guide nursing practice in diverse and challenging health care settings will be presented. Global health issues transcend cultural, political, social and language differences making international nursing practicums an ideal educational experience.

Keywords: Intercultural Learning, Nursing Education

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.115MB).

Prof. Renate Gibbs

Nursing Faculty, Health and Human services, University Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Renate Gibbs is a nursing educator with advanced Educational and Nursing degrees. She has been a Practicum Coordinator for international experiences in Tonga. She has recently completed a specialty course in tropical disease in London England.

Dianne Perry

Nurse Educator Faculty of Nursing, Health and Human Services, University Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Dianne Perry is a nursing educator who has a been Practicum coordinator for international field schools in India and the Philippines. She has advanced degrees in Education and Nursing. Her nursing experience has spanned acute and critical care and the Canadian Artic. She has studied tropical disease in Peru, taught and nursed internationally.


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