Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The impact of The Florence Network in advancing nursing and midwifery in Europe
Authors: Mantzoukas, Stefanos
Schärli-Lim, Susan
Kelly, Hélène
Falk, Katarina
Frey, Sibylle
Van Der Aa, Chris
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102919
Published in: Nurse Education in Practice
Volume(Issue): 50
Issue: 102919
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 1471-5953
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 610.73: Nursing
618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
Abstract: Diversity of the nursing workforce and multiculturalism of European cities have mandated the need for culturally sensitive nurses and midwives able to provide effective, engaging, high quality and socially just healthcare. The Florence Network is a professional network that aims to bring together like-minded professionals and to cultivate relationships amongst nurses and midwives from different European Union (EU) countries to create synergies on matters of common interest by transcending national and cultural barriers. A qualitative study based upon a focus group interview was conducted with six former Presidents and one present President of the Florence Network, each with a tenure of two years. The study explored the impact of the Florence Network in advancing cultural awareness and promoting educational, research and professional synergies. The outcome of the study identified that from the Presidents perspectives networks create awareness of cultural diversity, enable the delivery of multicultural nursing care and develop future leaders regarding global health-related issues. Furthermore, professional networks contribute to the refining of educational curricula, in developing applicable research evidence, and in sharing formal and informal professional knowledge.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
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