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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, IENE 2, IENE 3, IENE 4 and IENE 5 projects, fourteen partners from eleven European countries developed a Model for Intercultural education of nurses and healthcare professionals based on the Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model (PTT/IENE MODEL )



Learning tools for healthcare leaders in culturally competent and compassionate care

Title of the tool Cultivating values that create a culturally sensitive and compassionate environment in care
UNIT Unit 1: Senior Leaders
Author EDUNET Organization, Romania
Subcomponents of the Model

Awareness : 1.4 Cultivating and promoting moral virtues within the working environment

Knowledge : 2.2 Understanding rather than judging people’s needs

Sensitivity : 3.1 Active listening, dealing sensitively and culturally appropriate others’ feelings needs, vulnerabilities and concerns

Competence : 4.3 Promoting and role modeling in ethical principles of equality, non-discriminatory practice, confidentiality and trustworthiness

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Morality
  • Equality
  • Dignity
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Reflection
  • Empathy
  • Sensitivity
  • Self-directed
  • Classroom
  • Role modelling
  • Reflection with teams
Serviced user/patient group
  • Child health
  • Older people

This tool was piloted in Romania

To get more information about the tool and training/learning/evaluation resources, go to the page Piloting and testing the curriculum in Romania


Key outputs

IENE 1, 2008-2010

  • Research report EN
  • PTT/IENE Model EN
  • Report of the survey EN
  • Good Practice Manual EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4  5  6

IENE 2, 2010-2012

  • Transnational Report  EN
  • ToT methodology  EN  RO  FR  NL
  • Strategic Guide  EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4
  • 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
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4

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
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4
  • Leaflet EN
  • Flyer EN
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Visitors of this website are welcome to use any of the materials for educational purposes as long as they clearly credit their source.