Nursing Students in a Global Learning Environment: Creative Teaching Strategies on Culture, Emotion and Communication

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303907
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students in a Global Learning Environment: Creative Teaching Strategies on Culture, Emotion and Communication
Author(s):
Wilhelm, Dalit; Zlotnick, Cheryl
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dalit Wilhelm, RN, MA, dwilhelm@univ.haifa.ac.il; Cheryl Zlotnick, RN, MS, MPH, DrPH;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: In this increasingly global environment, it is essential that faculty help nursing students with strategies to understand cultures different from their own.' Communication includes the ability to understand the cultural context and emotion.' This was a challenge for undergraduate nursing students originating from a culture that internalizes and modulates emotion culture, who are placed into a culture that externalizes emotion.' Beach et al., systematic review on cultural competence states working globally requires "establishing effective interpersonal and working relationships that supersede cultural differences." 'Yet, international students need to cope with many cultural differences; they need to grasp forms of communication within the context of the culture, appreciate these differences, and learn to manage effectively with them.' Using Kelly's Personal Construct Theory, we developed strategies to assist Norwegian students to understand the emotions and experiences of psychiatric inpatients from a different social context.'

Methods: ' This project includes two sets of methodologies:' (1) the first describes the strategies, including creative games and exercises, to teach students to reflect, process and explore emotional and behavioral regulation in another culture; and (2) the second involves qualitative techniques including content and thematic analysis using student documentation and mentor interviews to learn about student perceptions of emotions and cultural competence.

Results: 'Nursing students stated that expressing emotions in public is discouraged in their country; however, in the Middle East emotions are vivid, visible and striking.' Kelly's theory was effective in aiding faculty to assist students to translate and mediate the differences in the expression of emotions that they encountered.' Still, they found the emotions too intense for them, at times.' '''

Conclusions: Creative strategies that gradually intertwine attitudes and beliefs of home cultures with new cultures are useful ways of helping international nursing students to understand and work within a new culture.

Keywords:
Cultural Competence; Global Perspectives; Nursing Education
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNursing Students in a Global Learning Environment: Creative Teaching Strategies on Culture, Emotion and Communicationen
dc.contributor.authorWilhelm, Daliten
dc.contributor.authorZlotnick, Cherylen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsDalit Wilhelm, RN, MA, dwilhelm@univ.haifa.ac.il; Cheryl Zlotnick, RN, MS, MPH, DrPH;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303907-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose</b>: </b> In this increasingly global environment, it is essential that faculty help nursing students with strategies to understand cultures different from their own.' Communication includes the ability to understand the cultural context and emotion.' This was a challenge for undergraduate nursing students originating from a culture that internalizes and modulates emotion culture, who are placed into a culture that externalizes emotion.' Beach et al., systematic review on cultural competence states working globally requires "establishing effective interpersonal and working relationships that supersede cultural differences." 'Yet, international students need to cope with many cultural differences; they need to grasp forms of communication within the context of the culture, appreciate these differences, and learn to manage effectively with them.' Using Kelly's Personal Construct Theory, we developed strategies to assist Norwegian students to understand the emotions and experiences of psychiatric inpatients from a different social context.' <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b>' This project includes two sets of methodologies:' (1) the first describes the strategies, including creative games and exercises, to teach students to reflect, process and explore emotional and behavioral regulation in another culture; and (2) the second involves qualitative techniques including content and thematic analysis using student documentation and mentor interviews to learn about student perceptions of emotions and cultural competence. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b> 'Nursing students stated that expressing emotions in public is discouraged in their country; however, in the Middle East emotions are vivid, visible and striking.' Kelly's theory was effective in aiding faculty to assist students to translate and mediate the differences in the expression of emotions that they encountered.' Still, they found the emotions too intense for them, at times.' ''' <p><b><b>Conclusions: </b> </b>Creative strategies that gradually intertwine attitudes and beliefs of home cultures with new cultures are useful ways of helping international nursing students to understand and work within a new culture.en
dc.subjectCultural Competenceen
dc.subjectGlobal Perspectivesen
dc.subjectNursing Educationen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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