Student voice

Could overseas communication improve cultural differences in healthcare?

Hearing about nursing practice from students who have travelled abroad has left Chris Steele wanting to know more

Hearing about nursing practice from students who have travelled abroad has left Chris Steele wanting to know more

Nursing students can give and receive inspiration, knowledge, and cultural understanding by coming together, and communicating with their overseas counterparts.

Some of my academic colleagues had the opportunity recently to travel to nursing schools in China and India. After hearing about their experiences, I wanted to find out more.

End of life care in China

Colleagues who visited Harbin Medical University in Heilongjiang province, China, expressed with passion, how end of life care was treated with much dignity, even in busy emergency departments, where they have purpose-built patient and family rooms for loved ones to take part in cultural rituals.

In addition, they explained the importance of herbal and holistic therapies


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