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Cultural dimension of international Skills in Nursing


Cultural dimension of international Skills in Nursing and Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care

The course is carried out by the standards of the American Academy of Nursing, along with members of the Transcultural Nursing Society.




Due to internationalizing of clinics and nursing homes interactions arise between the humans which can impede the cooperation or the friction-free procedure that causes significant additional charges. These cybernetic interactions that emerge with international context are called feedback. Further new arising and absolutely controllable actions emerge in the area of the culture of the clients itself, in the framework, in the culture of responsibility of the facility, in the styles of managing, in the logistics and in many more departments of a nursing home facility.

The areas of an international orientation in a nursing home facility are to differentiate in three fields of action:

    1. Assurance of strategic flexibility
    2. Management of feedback
    3. Standardizing in the compulsion to move for differentiating

This seminar is set only for one goal. In the end the candidate has to deal with a foreign culture maybe even in a new country to him. They have to know not only how to understand and care for a client but also how to build up some resonance or lead to some cooperation.

Hereby they will have to learn to keep an eye specifically on the comprehensive effects of cultures.

What they have learned will eventually decide over a success with executing the measures with international guests. What are the contents of this seminar:

  • Introduction to the international cultures
  • Selected definition approaches
  • What are the problems with a foreign culture
  • Globalization and their impacts on facilities
  • Strategic and operative dealing with cultures
  • What are important competences at international focus
  • How is an international frame of acting built up
  • The start to work with strangers
  • Instruments at dealing with international culture
  • What is culture
  • Culture Dimensions
  • Intercultural competence
  • Situations of crisis
  • Challenges for international teams
  • Servant Leadership
  • Basic conditions at culture mediation
  • Appearance and perception
  • Global Errors
  • Measures adaption
  • The three quality dimensions of measures
  • To find culture competences
  • Neural-Research
  • The correct approach with the international patient
  • Measures by the facility according to culture
  • Physical Facilities People
  • The international employee
  • Processes of the international assimilation
  • International branding of the facilities
  • Clients-Requirements-Analyses
  • Universal Truth
  • International package of measures
  • Coaching Skills
  • Communication and practical dealing
  • Orchestration Tools
  • Management and strategies of the facility
  • Case Studies
  • The ”global pampering plan”
  • Country culture plan
  • How To – Analyses of countries
  • Principles of culture research
  • Modules of purchasing information in culture research
  • Sources for international culture research
  • Checklists: Pre-Conditions of internationalizing
  • Stage-model internationalizing – study
  • Checklist evaluating of pre-conditions


We will provide you with the following material:

An extensive script, printouts, a list of links to click directly to sources, some checklists as well as instructions and addresses. Simply bring an USB-stick.



A team of the Expert Panel for Global Nursing and Health of the American Academy of Nursing has together with the Transcultural Nursing Society developed a standard for cultural competence in nursing practice. It was necessary to set up a common framework to equip the nurses around the world with a universal tool. That means to assure a reliable standard of culture in each field of clinical practice, research, education and administration and especially with nurses who are directly involved with patient care.

  • Standard 1: Social Justice
  • Standard 2: Critical Reflection
  • Standard 3: Knowledge of Cultures
  • Standard 4: Culturally Competent Practice
  • Standard 5: Cultural Competence in Health Care Systems and Organizations
  • Standard 6: Patient Advocacy and Empowerment
  • Standard 7: Multicultural Workforce
  • Standard 8: Education and Training in Culturally Competent Care
  • Standard 9: Cross Cultural Communication
  • Standard 10: Cross Cultural Leadership
  • Standard 11: Policy Development
  • Standard 12: Evidence-Based Practice and Research


For each standard a definition, supporting rationale and numerous suggestions for implementation are provided. A glossary of terms is included. All the standards based on the concepts of social justice and human rights are pre-defined by the United Nations and the International Council of Nurses. These concepts are manifested at a system or governmental level by political, economic and social policies that exhibit impartiality and objectivity.

Meanwhile the standard has been translated in 50 international documents and is basis for the training in culture dimensions for all participants of the courses. The course pertains worldwide for the cultural competence by nursing and health care organizations.

All contents of standards and training are acknowledged worldwide and can be globally applied.

Pattern Training, Tuition, Teamwork. The norm seminar involves 21 days of tuition. Each day consists of 4 teaching units of each 45 minutes.
Duration The days are split over a period of 3 months to give enough time for homework and teamwork.
Place Tuebingen/Augsburg/Munich/Frankfurt
Dates Course A Sept. regulary- registration of participants open
Course B  Feb. – registration of participants open
Course C  June – registration of participants open
  Candidate is allowed to join the course at any date
  • Informations-Event whit no cost
  • Full Course 4990 Euro
  • A scholarship has been possible for the candidate as third-country-participant.