The seminar “Attention to multiculturality at health and social care levels” (Atención a la multiculturalidad en el ámbito sociosanitario) was organized by Polibienestar Research Institute – University of Valencia in Valencia on 11th July 2016.
The event had a duration of 5 hours. It was attended by 34 people and counted with the participation and presentations of relevant local and regional stakeholders from administrations, professionals’ associations and NGOs, specifically:
- Helena Ferrando – General Direction of Social Inclusion from the Regional Ministry of Equality and Inclusive Policies
- Joan J. Paredes – General Direction of Public Health / Health Promotion and Prevention from the Regional Ministry of Healthcare
- Juanjo Tirado – Official College of Nurses in Valencia
- Marlen Perkins – UNICEF
The participation of these stakeholders was very relevant to make synergies for a practical implementation, exploitation and sustainability of the project results and outputs at regional and local level: welfare, inclusion and healthcare regional systems in Valencia, training of nurses, in the integrated care of elderly people and to respect the rights of children at healthcare level, among others.
The project manager in Polibienestar, Choni Doñate, started her presentation with an introduction to the research line followed by Prof. Rena Papadopoulus “Intercultural Education of Nurses in Europe”, which is the framework of the IENE4 project. She continued presenting IENE4 results and outputs, especially the European model for developing cultural a competent and compassionate leadership in care and the measuring tool.
Moreover, it was deserved some time for networking and discussion between attendants and presenters which facilitated the exchange of points of view as well as the implementation chances of the IENE4 outputs at different scenarios.
Finally, the event was closed by the Director of Polibienestar, Prof. Jorge Garcés, inviting attendants to use the project results and to make synergies between research and training and practice at health and social services.