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dc.contributor.author Wallace, Linda S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-12T18:07:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-12T18:07:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-27
dc.identifier.citation Wallace, Linda S. (2007) "When West Meets East: A Short-Term Immersion Experience in South Korea," International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship: Vol. 4 : Iss. 1, Article 10. en
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol4/iss1/art10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/3791
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore American student perceptions of caring for Korean patients during a 2 week exchange program. Perceptions of Korea/Koreans focused on five areas: respect, hospitality and gift giving, ability to speak English, hierarchal relationships, and being protective. Their perceptions of personal change focused in four areas: valuing personal cultural experiences, increasing cultural awareness and compassion, seeing people from other ethnic groups as individuals and developing interest in oriental medicine. Four areas of importance identified when caring for Korean patients included showing respect, importance of family, food, and care for post-partum mothers. Differences were experienced between an individualistic, low-context society (United States) and a collectivistic, high context society (Korea) where the influence of Confucianism is pervasive. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.subject Diversity en
dc.subject Experiential Learning en
dc.title When West Meets East: A Short-Term Immersion Experience in South Korea en
dc.type Article en


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