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8/2007

Bournemouth University and the Transcultural Nursing Society are pleased to host the
33rd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society.
19th - 21st September 2007 at Talbot Campus.
The program in detail (pdf-file)

11/2006

Hello to you all.
We are slowly overcoming many of the usual problems that exist when people get together and start collaborating from one country to the other and without finances; I am sure we will make it.
General news from the president:
  1. The preparation for our next summer school in Modena, Italy is underway and I hope we can offer people another good experience like the one in Hungary. I would just like to inform everybody that the theme for the summer school is Ethopsychiatry and the family.
  2. With regards to the 2007, ETNA conference, we have received the final OK from Candan Öztürk, our ETNA representative from Turkey who confirms the possibility of holding the conference in Turkey; Now that we have this opportunity we, as ETNA, will be able to discuss an appropriate date together. ( Last minute details – Candan thinks it is a good idea to have an organizational team for the preparation of the conference; I have put out a flier to ask for volunteers to work with Candan for the preparation of the conference itself, please try and find the time to reply to Candan on the question )
  3. We have just recently been able to modify our web page discussion board that had originally been developed utilizing a portal which was quite complex to access. We now have a new portal for our discussion platform; It is a google program which works in the following simple way.

    Once you access ETNA all you need to do is click on the correct icon, insert your email address and give the OK, if you want to be part of the discussion platform; As you all know from other sites, all messages, including your input will be received by all those who have inserted their emails and accepted to send and receive information. It is very simple and the system is already widely used by many associations.
Also updated Summer School with the report of Hungary Meeting.

Specific country news items
Italy - News from Bruno Ciancio:
Senior Nurse manager and hospital reference person for Cultural Mediation and Intercultural Services, Policlinico Universitario di Modena; Contract Professor - Transcultural – Multiethnic education, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
I would like to inform all members that Italy has set up a National Transcultural Nurses Association together, in our case with the midwives. Our official office is in Verona where our president lives. Within 2 or 3 months we will also have our own website which will probable ask to be linked to ETNA.
The Italian association is in the process of making a formal request to be a member of ETNA. The association has organized itself into various chapters or areas such as North –Centre-South and the Islands, with a nurse and a midwife representative for each area. In this way we shall have a more grass roots organization. As well most members are also wanting to be part of the ETNA. as well.
U.K. - News from Professor (I)Rena Papadopoulos
Head of Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health
Middlesex University
In September 2006 I attended the 4th International Conference of the International Society for Equity (ISEqH) in Health. The title of the conference was "Creating Healthy Societies Through Inclusion and Equity". The venue for the conference was the University of Adelaide, Australia. I presented a paper on one of my Centre’s project entitled SAFER UK which is investigating sexual maltreatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking minors. The conference was attended by hundreds of people from all over the world and it was a great opportunity to see the variety of projects and other initiatives happening to promote inclusion and equity. I recommend a visit to the ISEgH website www.iseqh.org. to read the abstracts, presentations as well as details of the 2007 annual meeting which is worth attending.
In November I shall be the guest speaker at the Danish Society of Transcultural Nursing. I will deliver two lectures one entitled the ‘Ethics of Culturally Competent Health and Social Care’ and another entitled ‘The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model for Development of Cultural Competence’. I will also deliver a workshop on how transcultural nursing can be integrated into nursing education to benefit future generations of nurses.
I would like to take this opportunity to inform you well in advance that the Transcultural Nursing Association’s next annual conference will take place at the University of Bournemouth, in the UK on the 19, 20, 21 September 2007. Hope as many of you as possible will be attending.

3/2005 News from the ETNA president

Hello ETNA members,
At the Policlinico of Modena we are trying to do our best within the field of Transcultural Health and Welfare. About 10.5% of the total patient population is non-italian, and of this about 30% is of Arabic backgroud. We have an increase of the migrant inpatient population of about 1.5% annualy with over 40 'nationalities' involved.
At present we are experimenting various transcultural/multiethnic communication tools as well as a multilingual menù, ie. we have translated the menù into English,Arabic, Rumanian, Albania and Chinese and by the winter we will probably increase the languages. By the end of this year we may have completed discussions on the possibility of preparing Kosher and Hallal meals. Has anybody got the same experiences so we can compare notes?
As Kari indicated in the second newsletter at Modena we have now put the Master in Transcultural-Multiethnic Care and Assistance within the field of health and welfare on the market. You can see the briefs on the website www.unimore.it under master programs.
It is the only course of this type in Italy and we have tried to make an interdisciplinary effort. If somebody wants to see more details just ask and we canput the information on a following newsletter.
Take care everybody nd lets start informing and discussing our variuos activities so we can better explore new activities, horizions and ideas.
Bruno