Transforming Global Leadership Skills in Graduate Nursing Programs Using an Intercultural Setting and a Case Study on Refugees

  • Helga Bragadóttir University of Iceland and Landspítali University Hospital
  • Teddie M. Potter University of Minnesota School of Nursing
  • Judith M. Pechacek University of Minnesota School of Nursing
  • Thorunn Bjarnadóttir Universtiy of Minnesota International Student and Scholar Services
Keywords: cultural humility, global leadership, nursing, partnership

Abstract

 

Transformation of our world to a more just and equitable system will require a fundamental shift from a domination approach to a partnership-based approach. In nursing and health care, this shift will require a global perspective with culturally humble providers and systems. In this article we share the experience of our international course Leadership in Nursing – a Global Approach, a joint project of the University of Iceland Faculty of Nursing and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. This collaborative immersion course offers a model of global partnership-based health-care education. International partnership-based collaboration in nursing and health-care education prepares students and faculty to take an active role in transforming global systems.

     

Author Biographies

Helga Bragadóttir, University of Iceland and Landspítali University Hospital
 

 

 
Teddie M. Potter, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Teddie Potter PhD, RN, FAAN is specialty coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership and Director of Planetary Health for the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

Dr. Potter has spoken nationally and internationally about partnership-based health care and co-authored with Riane Eisler, the award-winning book, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care. This book equips nurses to be full partners, ready to lead necessary change to advance the health of all nations and the planet. For further information: tmpotter@umn.edu

Judith M. Pechacek, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Judith Pechacek DNP, RN, CENP is faculty University of Minnesota, school of nursing, teaching in the Health, Innovation and leadership track in the Doctorate of Nursing program (DNP). She is also serving as the Director of the DNP program. Her teaching responsibilities have focused on leadership, quality, business and global studies. Her scholarship is dedicated to interprofessional practice and the connection to quality patient outcomes. Most recently Dr. Pechacek was named as the Senior Quality Nurse Scholar and faculty member for the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship program, for further information pech0004@umn.edu

Thorunn Bjarnadóttir, Universtiy of Minnesota International Student and Scholar Services
 

Thorunn Bjarnadottir, MA is Director of Intercultural Education at the International Student and Scholar Services at University of Minnesota. Her area of expertise is intercultural training where she develops people’s ability to work with culturally different people. She offers both short workshops on communicating cross cultures, to weekend long Cross-Cultural Leadership development session.  For further information: thorunnb@umn.edu

 
Published
2020-05-17
How to Cite
Bragadóttir, H., Potter, T. M., Pechacek, J. M., & Bjarnadóttir, T. (2020). Transforming Global Leadership Skills in Graduate Nursing Programs Using an Intercultural Setting and a Case Study on Refugees. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 7(1), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v7i1.3011
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