Intercultural training for Nursing students


Intercultural understanding is an important key skill for any professional in the contemporary world but it is an essential tool for any healthcare professional. Our Nursing students have this week had the opportunity to listen to representatives from different communities discuss the issues around how illness and death are treated within their own cultures.

The Syrian, Romanian, Gypsy and Algerian communities were represented by Mohamed Beiloune, Gabriela Margineau, Miguel Carbonell and Khadidja Izidi respectively and who also focused on some of the special needs that hospital patients from these backgounds might have as well as giving the students some useful advice to help them out in their future nursing career.

The annual workshop is an initiative of Isabel Antón, International Coordinator for Nursing, and this year was led and organised by lecturer José Carlos Cazón within his ‘New Demands in Healthcare’ subject.