alexa Abstract | An evaluation of a student-led, multilanguage course for Israeli nursing students

Diversity & Equality in Health and Care
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Abstract

A shared language can provide a key to fostering empathy, understanding and tolerance between different cultures. In Israel, where different cultures coexist, it is of paramount importance to use methods that will help to promote this, especially in healthcare, where poor communication can adversely affect nurse–patient relationships. This paper provides an account of an undergraduate course for nursing students which enabled participants to acquire some basic language skills in four languages spoken locally, namely Arabic, Russian, Amharic and Yiddish. A total of 40 students at Zefat Academic College, all fromdiverse cultural backgrounds (Jewish, Arab or Druze) participated in a senior-year undergraduate course on ‘Languages awareness and skills for nurses’. The main objectives of the course were to generate an awareness of the importance of language barriers as impediments to qualitative healthcare, and to improve professional communicationbetween students and patients who differed in terms of their cultural background and language. After an introductory lecture about language as a barrier to health literacy, the students, who all spoke Hebrew, were given the task of teaching their fellow students basic phrases relevant to nurse–patient interactions in one of the four languages. They chose relevant words and phrases, and then divided themselves into four language teaching groups. All of the groups included native speakers of the language to be taught. Each group taught three lessons using experiential learning methods. By the end of the course, most of the students were able to speak many words in the different languages. The student’s written comments on the course were collected and analysed for content, and were categorised. This revealed three main themes, namely language teaching effectiveness, the importance of language for communicating with patients, and language barriers as cultural barriers. In conclusion, strengthening communication skills to include lowering of language barriers was seen as an advantage in caring for culturally diverse patients.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Hanna Zafrir Sara Nissim

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords