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MODULE 1: Intercultural Communication
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1. Develop your Intercultural Communication in Nursing


  1. Please read the article available at: Forename
  2. Join the MOOC Discussion Mail List on and reflect on the tips given for developing intercultural communication
    1. Complete the phrases:
      • Is it okay with you if ...
      • Are you comfortable when ...
      • Can you explain to me how ...
      • Was it clear when I said ...
    2. Reply to the following question:

      Are you a nurse working outside your home country that has had negative experience/s due to language or cultural barriers?
      If yes, describe your experience/s, if no, you have probably worked together with a nurse from another country, all participants have to reflect on this item and report one experience/story regarding intercultural communication in nursing.

      Use your creativity to present your list about all barriers that could affect intercultural communication (a graph, map, drawing, photo or scale and so on)

  3. Send the message to the group and read at least two of your peers' messages.

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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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