Cultures apart but learning together
There are important strategies that clinical supervisors can use to support culturally and linguistically diverse students while on clinical placement, writes Joan Deegan.
In Australia, international student education is a significant part of the economy. It is the third most valuable export after coal and iron ore and the largest export industry for the state of Victoria, worth more than $5.5 billion annually. However, students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds face some significant challenges during the clinical education component of their undergraduate nurse education. At the same time, clinical supervisors often require support to help make the clinical experience meaningful for the student and an enjoyable professional...
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