Journal of Transcultural Nursing
Developing skills in cultural competence is a recognized theoretical strategy in schools of nursing. Nursing faculty know that students need to be sensitized to the concept of diversity; however, many are struggling with the best way to teach cultural competence. This article describes transcultural experiences from service learning clinical rotations at a family homeless shelter, described by students as being in another world. Student narratives provide valuable information about structuring clinical learning activities to promote understanding of cultural differences and similarities. Clinical experiences using a traditional model versus those using service learning, the role of reflection, and teaching strategies promoting transcultural learning through service learning are explored.
Hunt, Roberta J. and Swiggum, Paula, "Being in Another World: Transcultural Student Experiences Using Service Learning With Families Who Are Homeless" (2007). Special Topics, General. 102.
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