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AuthorWilby, Kyle John
AuthorTaylor, Jeff
AuthorKhalifa, Sherief I.
AuthorJorgenson, Derek
Available date2016-11-17T07:02:13Z
Publication Date2015-03-25
Publication NameAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Educationen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5688/ajpe79226
CitationWilby KJ, Taylor J, Khalifa SI, Jorgenson D. A Course-based Cross-Cultural Interaction among Pharmacy Students in Qatar and Canada. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2015;79(2):26
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5018
AbstractObjective. To develop, implement, and evaluate a course-based, cross-cultural student interaction using real-time videoconferencing between universities in Canada and Qatar. Design. A professional skills simulation practice session on smoking cessation was run for students in Qatar (n=22) and Canada (n=22). Students role played cases in small group situations and then interacted with colleagues from the other country regarding culturally challenging situations and communication strategies. Assessment. Students were assessed on analytical content and communication skills through faculty member and peer evaluation. Cultural competency outcomes were assessed using a postsession survey. Overall, 92.3% of respondents agreed that learning was enhanced through the cross-cultural exchange, and 94.9% agreed that insight was gained into the health-related issues and needs of people from another culture. Conclusion. A course-based, cross-cultural interaction was an effective method to incorporate cultural competency principles into student learning. Future initiatives should increase direct student interaction and focus on culturally sensitive topics.
Languageen
PublisherAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
SubjectCulture
SubjectCultural competency
SubjectTechnology
Subjectpharmacy education
TitleA Course-based Cross-Cultural Interaction among Pharmacy Students in Qatar and Canada
TypeArticle
Issue Number2
Volume Number79
ESSN1553-6467


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