Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
How does culture show? :  a case study of an international and interprofessional course in palliative care
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Interprofessional Care, ISSN 1356-1820, E-ISSN 1469-9567, Vol. 23, no 5, 474-485 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research shows slow improvement of the care of dying persons and their significant others. One of the reasons for that is the lack of palliative care education as an integral part of health professionals' undergraduate education. The paper discusses an attempt to develop innovative forms of palliative care education: an international, interprofessional and IT-supported undergraduate course for Swedish and Slovenian students of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and social work, which has been developed jointly by the two authors. One of the aims of the course has been to address differences in professional and national cultures relevant to quality in palliative care. The development and pilot implementation phases of the course were analysed qualitatively, using evaluation materials from students and teachers and from an external evaluation study. The results show that the interprofessional approach in the course enabled students to get to know other professions, as well as enabling them to work together as a team and resolve conflicts. Cultural differences between Sweden and Slovenia were not very pronounced, yet they came to the fore regarding teamwork and relationships between professions, as well as in respect of the “right thing” to do in relation to patient' problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 23, no 5, 474-485 p.
Keyword [en]
interprofessional education, palliative care, international course, culture, Sweden, Slovenia
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34579DOI: 10.1080/13561820903163512OAI: diva2:322963
Available from: 2010-06-09 Created: 2010-06-09 Last updated: 2010-09-23Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rasmussen-Holritz, Birgit
By organisation
Department of Nursing
In the same journal
Journal of Interprofessional Care

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 50 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link