Global partnerships in nursing - a qualitative study in lessons for success

Morley, Dawn and Cunningham, Sheila ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Global partnerships in nursing - a qualitative study in lessons for success. Nurse Education in Practice, 54 , 103069. ISSN 1471-5953 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103069)

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Global nursing partnerships can develop cultural competence and standardisation across international nurse education programmes. Issues of context, cultural awareness and modes of engagement can influence the success of international collaboration. The ‘Supporting Internationalisation of Traineeships in the Healthcare Sector’ project, funded from 2017, brought together nine international partners from Finland, Poland, Spain and the UK to develop a pan-European quality audit process for clinical learning environments. As part of the evaluation, eight project partners were interviewed about the project and their criteria for a successful global partnership. The interviews allowed insight into previously hidden aspects of implementation. The importance of a scoping period for nursing global partnerships was highlighted that built on cultural diversity to explore common understandings. Attention to the use of prior expertise in internationalisation, or project objectives, could accelerate a global partnership to achieve a greater potential in its outcomes and cultural sensitivity. Framed in a clear structure, it is possible for global partnerships to embed ownership, autonomy and individual voice in partner organisations. The research concludes that only by growing international champions through funded and well constituted projects, that a genuine impact on the global health and educational needs in nursing can be met.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 33348
Notes on copyright: © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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Depositing User: Sheila Cunningham
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:49

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