Improving International Clinical Education Encounters in Lithuania

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148237
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Presentation
Title:
Improving International Clinical Education Encounters in Lithuania
Abstract:
Improving International Clinical Education Encounters in Lithuania
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Karosas, Laima, MSN, APRN
P.I. Institution Name:Quinnipiac University Dept. of Nursing
Title:nurse practitioner
Co-Authors:Roberta Suprikiene, RN; Olga Riklikiene, RN, MSPH
Since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, nurses from the West have been able to travel to Eastern European countries, such as Lithuania, more easily. Various nursing groups from the United States have organized clinical education encounters in Lithuania to share their expertise with, and to learn from, Lithuanian nurses. However, evaluation of these education sessions has either not been done or is not readily available to English speaking audiences. This is the first study to document and disseminate effective teaching methods in international continuing nursing education in Lithuania. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, a group of nurses affiliated with Anna Maria College in Massachusetts traveled to Lithuania to conduct educational symposia in nursing. Lithuanian nurses who participated in at least one clinical educational symposium in either Vilkaviskis or Kaunas, Lithuania, were asked to fill out questionnaires regarding the quality of the educational experience. A convenience sample of nurses who were still working at the Kaunas Clinics Hospital and Vilkaviskis, Sakiu and Marijampoles Hospitals was used. A separate questionnaire was sent to all of the nurses from the United States who conducted the symposia in Lithuania. The goals of the symposia were to share knowledge and establish lasting relationships with Lithuanian nurses. Most of the Lithuanian nurses confirmed or learned new information and they were able to adapt it to their practice. The nurses found the educational material less challenging in the larger town of Kaunas than in the smaller area of Vilkaviskis. Vilkaviskis nurses were more likely to develop relationships with U.S. nurses than Kaunas nurses. Suggestions for improvement included teaching in smaller groups to encourage discussion and for the U.S. nurses, more information about culture before the teaching trip.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving International Clinical Education Encounters in Lithuaniaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148237-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving International Clinical Education Encounters in Lithuania</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Karosas, Laima, MSN, APRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Quinnipiac University Dept. of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">nurse practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">laima@aya.yale.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Roberta Suprikiene, RN; Olga Riklikiene, RN, MSPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, nurses from the West have been able to travel to Eastern European countries, such as Lithuania, more easily. Various nursing groups from the United States have organized clinical education encounters in Lithuania to share their expertise with, and to learn from, Lithuanian nurses. However, evaluation of these education sessions has either not been done or is not readily available to English speaking audiences. This is the first study to document and disseminate effective teaching methods in international continuing nursing education in Lithuania. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, a group of nurses affiliated with Anna Maria College in Massachusetts traveled to Lithuania to conduct educational symposia in nursing. Lithuanian nurses who participated in at least one clinical educational symposium in either Vilkaviskis or Kaunas, Lithuania, were asked to fill out questionnaires regarding the quality of the educational experience. A convenience sample of nurses who were still working at the Kaunas Clinics Hospital and Vilkaviskis, Sakiu and Marijampoles Hospitals was used. A separate questionnaire was sent to all of the nurses from the United States who conducted the symposia in Lithuania. The goals of the symposia were to share knowledge and establish lasting relationships with Lithuanian nurses. Most of the Lithuanian nurses confirmed or learned new information and they were able to adapt it to their practice. The nurses found the educational material less challenging in the larger town of Kaunas than in the smaller area of Vilkaviskis. Vilkaviskis nurses were more likely to develop relationships with U.S. nurses than Kaunas nurses. Suggestions for improvement included teaching in smaller groups to encourage discussion and for the U.S. nurses, more information about culture before the teaching trip.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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