A Balancing Act: The International Learner Program™ at The Hospital for Sick Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308022
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Balancing Act: The International Learner Program™ at The Hospital for Sick Children
Author(s):
Pietrolungo, Lara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Pi-At-Large
Author Details:
Lara Pietrolungo, BScN, MN, lara.pietrolungo@sickkids.ca
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is an academic health sciences centre that is dedicated to the education of health-care professionals, staff and the global community. In October 2009, SickKids International launched an innovative program, the International Learner Program (ILP), to accommodate the learning requests of international healthcare professionals to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise with our global partners. Since the launch of the program, SickKids has confirmed a total of 82 International Learners from 19 different countries. This presentation will include an overview of the International Learner Program with an emphasis on the development, implementation, evaluation and widening scope of the program. The presentation will highlight the unique nature of the initiative, delving into the benefits of providing clients with customized learning paediatric experiences at SickKids. The ILP distinguishes itself from similar programs across North America by offering an additional opportunity to learn hands-on skills under the mentorship of SickKids experts. Through this program, international learners develop their own learning objectives and are provided with formative and summative evaluations. Furthermore, the international learners are supported by knowledge translation coaching which allows them to apply their enhanced knowledge and skills to their home settings. To further encourage integration of new learning, the ILP has recently expanded its scope to allow SickKids experts to travel to international institutions and provide direct coaching in the learners’ local environments.
Keywords:
Paediatric Care; Education; Global Health
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Balancing Act: The International Learner Program™ at The Hospital for Sick Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPietrolungo, Laraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Pi-At-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsLara Pietrolungo, BScN, MN, lara.pietrolungo@sickkids.caen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308022-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is an academic health sciences centre that is dedicated to the education of health-care professionals, staff and the global community. In October 2009, SickKids International launched an innovative program, the International Learner Program (ILP), to accommodate the learning requests of international healthcare professionals to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise with our global partners. Since the launch of the program, SickKids has confirmed a total of 82 International Learners from 19 different countries. This presentation will include an overview of the International Learner Program with an emphasis on the development, implementation, evaluation and widening scope of the program. The presentation will highlight the unique nature of the initiative, delving into the benefits of providing clients with customized learning paediatric experiences at SickKids. The ILP distinguishes itself from similar programs across North America by offering an additional opportunity to learn hands-on skills under the mentorship of SickKids experts. Through this program, international learners develop their own learning objectives and are provided with formative and summative evaluations. Furthermore, the international learners are supported by knowledge translation coaching which allows them to apply their enhanced knowledge and skills to their home settings. To further encourage integration of new learning, the ILP has recently expanded its scope to allow SickKids experts to travel to international institutions and provide direct coaching in the learners’ local environments.en_GB
dc.subjectPaediatric Careen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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