In July 2019, 24 students gathered in Portalegre, Portugal, for an Intensive Programme. Each day was filled with developing and learning on topics such as their understanding of transcultural nursing, cultural competence and health inequality.
Taking advantage of the students’ own cultural similarities and differences, there was a promotion of knowledge, understanding and acknowledgement of the beliefs and practices of other cultures with which we all coexist. Students were enabled to identify similarities and accept cultural differences in order be able to provide excellent quality care to all patients regardless of their cultural background.
Also, the CLIL-based teaching and learning approach was apllied, with a focus on transcultural care, as contextualised within Papadopoulos, Tikki and Taylor’s (PTT) model of developing cultural competence. Their was an increase of cultural competence, language skills and awareness of global health issues.
During this project I became more culturally aware. It was a very good experience that I can certainly use later on!
Participant from the IP in Portalegre 2019
It was a wonderfull experience. Getting to know the colleagues and students from other Educational Institutions…. Learning and teaching on the subject of different cultures and experiencing this at the same time. I returned a happy teacher…..
Teacher from the IP Portugal 2019