The University Hospital of Siena (AziendaOspedalieraUniversitariaSenese) organised, with the support of the Provincial IPASVI College the national seminar on: Culturally competent and compassionate leadership in healthcare settings, 31 May, 2016, in Siena, Italy.
The event was a follow-up to the piloting and testing of the curriculum held in Sienain April 2016 which brought together teams of coordinators and senior nurses of the University Hospital of Siena.
The seminar aimed to disseminate and exploit the results of the "IENE 4 project - Strengthening the capacity of nurses and health care leaders to provide culturally competent and compassionate care - ERASMUS + Strategic Partnerships Project, 2014.
Summary Report on Proceedings
The Seminar was attended by representatives of seven 6 Italian hospitals (AziendaOspedalieraUniversitaria di Udine, Careggi, Meyer and Pisa, Azienda Sanitaria Usl Toscana Centro and Pescara) and by representatives of the IPASVI College in Aosta.
Senior nurses, teachers, students and other health professionals (31 external participants) from the University of Siena and otherinstitution took part in the seminar.
The seminar met its objectives in promoting awareness of importance to work in a clinical/caring environment culture which enables their staff to deliver culturally competent and compassionate care to all patients and allowing to participants to familiarize with the European model for developing Culturally Competent Compassionate Leadership.
The self-assessment tool for measuring culturally competent compassion was introduced to participants describing the different aspects of compassion: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and cultural competence and how it should be used.
A collaborative strategy among the 7 Italian Hospitals for creating networks at national level, was also promoted. Positive feedbacks for measuring the potential impact of the project’s outputs and platform were collected by administrating evaluation questionnaires to the participants.