Projekti

Communication for Professionals - Nursing (ComforPro-N)

The main objective and outcome is to offer nursing staff communication competences (CEFR B) to carry out dedicated communicative tasks with different people in a clinical setting.

Tavoite ja tehtävät

In a globalised world both linguistic and intercultural challenges have become part of professional life. Even though language-discordant medical professionals are on the increase in the EU, they still experience problems with communicative functioning in the workplace after a while in the target culture. Communication AND language training is crucial for indigenous as well as foreign medical students and professionals.

The main objective and outcome is to offer nursing staff communication competences (CEFR B) to carry out dedicated communicative tasks with different people in a clinical setting by means of scenarios: patient-centred care (e.g. handing-out drugs, wound-care, change of position in bed, assistance with activities of daily living), diagnostic procedures (e.g. measuring the blood pressure, taking body temperature), change of shift (introducing patients and cases to colleagues), interacting informally with colleagues. ComforPro-N will also develop a system for the recognition and certification of the communicative competences acquired to foster mobility in Europe, providing professionals with training leading to accreditation and a tool to use prior to or upon arrival in the new working environment.

Language and communication materials for nursing in 5 languages will be based on a tested template for medical professionals and developed by native speakers working in education or professional nursing contexts. Nursing students will develop video cases (flexible storyboards with voice-over) in an authentic task-based approach based on gamification principles. Scenarios can be studied or used in-service as support tools according to preference/relevance to alleviate immediate needs. The effect of the new pedagogical principles will be measured in in-service migration language learning (logging and tracking the users learning routines) to then decide on their degree of implementation.

Rahoituslähde

Erasmus + Strategiset kumppanuudet (2014-2020)

Contact persons

Sanna Laiho
sanna.laiho@tuni.fi