ERIC Number: ED421631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalisation in Swedish Undergraduate Nursing Education: Its Interpretation and Implementation in the Context of Nursing with Tender Loving Care. Research Bulletin 96.
Six qualitative studies were conducted to gain support and guidance in incorporating internationalization into the curriculum for Swedish undergraduate nursing education in accordance with official guidelines. In studies 1 and 2, practitioners and experts were interviewed, and in studies 3 and 4, nursing education programs were observed from the participant and student perspectives. A didactic strategy for internationalizing the undergraduate nursing education curriculum was developed after an analysis of the findings of the four studies. In the action research constituting study 5, the didactic strategy's applicability within the existing framework for Swedish undergraduate nursing education was assessed. Study 6 was a complementary study to confirm the results of the first five studies. The combined analysis of the six studies established that interpreting and implementing internationalization for undergraduate nursing education is a complex process entailing intercultural communication and making student nurses aware of their private and professional roles in resolving health-related global issues. (Appended are letters pertaining to studies 1 and 2 and the following items pertaining to study 5: World Health Organization definition of health underpinning the action research; checklist to measure student attitudes; and notes regarding planning and organizing various action research activities. The bibliography contains 563 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Outcomes of Education, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
Department of Education, P.O. Box 39, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 00014, Finland.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden