Participation in International Exchange Programmes: Jordanian Nursing Faculty Experience in Sweden

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201761
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participation in International Exchange Programmes: Jordanian Nursing Faculty Experience in Sweden
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) With globalization era, there is an emphasis on the importance of nurses attending to cultural competent care. Although the need for cultural competence is well established, barriers to integration in health care still exist. Research on nursing faculty experiences of international exchange is limited. Moreover, only a small proportion of published literature had authors from both sides of the exchange. This study aimed to present the views of both sides of the international exchange programs, namely through authors from Jordan and Sweden. With the use of the principles of phenomenography, the study gives an exploration of the experiences of Jordanian nursing faculty members who took part in international exchange programs with Sweden. Five faculty members from a large university in Jordan participated in focus group interviews conducted in Amman. Three main findings were emphasized including the importance of careful planning for the exchange, of developing a clear detailed program, and for planning to implement the experiences at home. The findings suggest that a careful planning should be well thought-out when preparing for international exchange programs; as to carefully select time and participants for the exchange. In addition, it is significant to develop a program at the host site including clear goals, objectives, and activities and to incorporate social and cultural aspects. Thus, participation in international exchange programs can enhance interest and awareness of understanding differences as well as similarities. Results also showed that sometimes it is difficult to implement experiences learned from the exchange program at the home institution. International exchange programs may be one way to further encourage nursing faculty to reflect upon themselves, as well as for taking into consideration that the overall planning should include preparing a program for the exchange itself in addition to the plan for implementation at home.
Keywords:
transcultural nursing education; International education; planning international exchange programs
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipation in International Exchange Programmes: Jordanian Nursing Faculty Experience in Swedenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201761-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) With globalization era, there is an emphasis on the importance of nurses attending to cultural competent care. Although the need for cultural competence is well established, barriers to integration in health care still exist. Research on nursing faculty experiences of international exchange is limited. Moreover, only a small proportion of published literature had authors from both sides of the exchange. This study aimed to present the views of both sides of the international exchange programs, namely through authors from Jordan and Sweden. With the use of the principles of phenomenography, the study gives an exploration of the experiences of Jordanian nursing faculty members who took part in international exchange programs with Sweden. Five faculty members from a large university in Jordan participated in focus group interviews conducted in Amman. Three main findings were emphasized including the importance of careful planning for the exchange, of developing a clear detailed program, and for planning to implement the experiences at home. The findings suggest that a careful planning should be well thought-out when preparing for international exchange programs; as to carefully select time and participants for the exchange. In addition, it is significant to develop a program at the host site including clear goals, objectives, and activities and to incorporate social and cultural aspects. Thus, participation in international exchange programs can enhance interest and awareness of understanding differences as well as similarities. Results also showed that sometimes it is difficult to implement experiences learned from the exchange program at the home institution. International exchange programs may be one way to further encourage nursing faculty to reflect upon themselves, as well as for taking into consideration that the overall planning should include preparing a program for the exchange itself in addition to the plan for implementation at home.en_GB
dc.subjecttranscultural nursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectInternational educationen_GB
dc.subjectplanning international exchange programsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:51:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:51:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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