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Welcome to the IENE projects!

This multilingual website addresses nurses and healthcare professionals working in contact with patients with different cultures and languages and aims to improve the quality of vocational education and training of nurses in Europe.

During the IENE 1 to IENE 9 projects, 24 partners from 13 European countries developed a Model for Intercultural education of nurses and healthcare professionals based on the Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model (PTT/IENE MODEL )

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IENE 6 and IENE 8 projects

IENE 7 project




National Seminar in Denmark

24 of May 2016

Culturally Competent and Compassionate Care


9.00 – 15.00 Welcome, coffee/tea/presentation of programme by Mette Bro Jansen

9.15 – 10.00 Background of IENE4 including method, outputs and the European Leadership Model by Rikke Petersen

10.15- 11.00 Output 2 – Self-evaluation form – testing by Rikke Petersen

11.15- 12.00 Presentation of tools and implications for practice by Lisbeth Frederiksen

12.00 – 12.30 Knowledge sharing and future activities at University College Lillebaelt by Mette Bro Jansen

12.30 – 13.00 Evaluation, light refreshments and ending of seminar by Mette Bro Jansen

Short summary

Thirty-five nurses from the Region of Southern Denmark attended the national seminar on 24 May 2016 where the IENE4 results were presented with specific focus on
  • Background for the IENE4 project and the connection to the three previous IENE projects
  • Presentation of the Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model for Developing Cultural Competence Model
  • Presentation of a European Model of developing culturally competent and compassionate healthcare leadership
  • Presentation of Compassion Measuring Tool –a self-evaluation tool to measure culturally competent care and treatment of children, elderly, somatic and mentally ill patients. The participants at the seminar tested the self-evaluation tool, which lead to many discussion on the intention behind measuring care and if it is possible to develop a tool that can be used across Europe.
  • Presentation of Learning Tools for Healthcare Leaders in Culturally Competent & Compassionate Careand the result of test in Denmark.

Finally, there was focus on the conference in the UK on 27 May 2016 and on identifying stakeholders with potential interest in using the results of the project and generating a database of a minimum of 50 addresses.

At the end of the seminar it was discussed how to carry on with project results in both the theoretical and clinical part of the nursing profession.

Key outputs

IENE 1, 2008-2010

  • Research report EN
  • PTT/IENE Model EN
  • Report of the survey EN
  • Good Practice Manual EN

IENE 2, 2010-2012

  • Transnational Report  EN
  • ToT methodology  EN  RO  FR  NL
  • Strategic Guide  EN
  • Final conference  EN
  • Brochure with project results  EN

IENE 3, 2013-2015

IENE 4, 2014-2016

  • Report on integrative literature reviews EN
  • Needs assessment report EN
  • An European model for the development of role models to promote and support culturally competent and compassionate care EN
  • Curriculum EN
  • Report of the Tools EN

IENE 5, 2015-2017

  • Needs assessment Report EN
  • Training Model EN RO IT EL DK
  • Curriculum EN
  • Handbook for MOOC facilitators EN
  • MOOC Best Practice Guide EN

IENE 6, 2016-2018

IENE 7, 2017-2019

IENE 8, 2018-2021

IENE 9, 2019-2021

IENE 10, 2020-2022

  • Download the project Outputs here.
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