Nurses are in the frontline of the health care system and can play an important role in promoting health and providing relevant and personalised care to patients, according to their specific needs. By doing so, nurses contribute in decreasing health inequalities and contribute to social justice. However, they might not be aware of this opportunity. It is time to talk about social justice in the nursing curriculum!
Read here an inspirational article
Abu V. K. (2020). Let us be unequivocal about social justice in nursing. Nurse education in practice, 47, 102849. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102849
Depuis quelques années, plusieurs hôpitaux suisses ont rejoint “Swiss Hospitals 4 Equity”. Cette plateforme permet de rassembler l’expertise des équipes des professionnels s’engageant pour offrir des soins de qualité à toutes et à tous. Une conférence annuelle et la mise à jour régulière du site permettent de partager les connaissances scientifiques actuelles en lien, entre autre, avec l’enseignement des compétences transculturelles auprès des professionnels de la santé.
A study was published recently in BMC Medical Education Online, pointing out the gaps in teaching cultural competence for medical students in 12 european universities.
One the challenges seems to be the lack of awareness and motivation among the key stakeholders (managers, teachers), in order to allocate ressources and time for training teachers and students on CC.
In spite of increasing diversity among patients and increasing inequalities in health allover Europe, teaching of CC seems to not be yet a priority in most health professional curriculums.
What about Switzerland?
If you want to learn everything about IHL and find ressources for teaching about it, here is an excellent website by ICRC
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Here I am, after a long break from my blog.
During one year I lived and worked in Kyrgyzstan, an amazing country in central Asia.
I was working with MSF as project coordinator in Kara Suu District. MSF is supporting the local Ministry of Health and communities to provide access to diagnosis and treatment for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB).
Back home, Back to blogging, so keep posted!
Just a note after by long absence from my blog…
Right now I am in the field working with MSF as Project Coordinator for DRTB project in Kyrgyzstan so no much time left for blogging…
Find more news about the project on MSF website
Happy new year! Marina
International organizations Partners In Health (PIH), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Interactive Research and Development (IRD) and their financial partner UNITAID started in April 2015 the endTB project, a partnership aimed at radically changing the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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Bishkek Symposium on Tuberculosis, December 2012
TB Care – A Patient Centred Approach
Treating TB in Central Asia and Eastern Europe
MSF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Armenia organized in february 2015, the 4th TB symposium dedicated to the new regimens and treatment approaches specifically focused on Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Find the presentations on the symposium websitehere