Culture Shock for the Traveling Healthcare Professional

Guide to surviving culture shock in unfamiliar culture.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

During this class you will learn about the process called culture shock. This process is commonly experience by anyone traveling, visiting and moving to a different culture. During your travels to an unfamiliar environment you may feel lost, confused or even scared. The communication, customs and believes may be different from those you are used to and all of those aspect may cause anxiety, stress, hopelessness, loneliness or even depression. You may become home sick. The process of adjusting to another culture that creates all of those uncomfortable feelings is called culture shock. This course will help you understand culture shock, and gain some perspective about what you are experiencing. This course will introduce you to some basic coping strategies and teach you how to revers culture shock. All of your learning will be supported by case studies and final test.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer access and you need to speak, write and read English.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Define culture.
  • Define culture shock.
  • Identified stages of adjustment to culture shock.
  • Understand how to adjust to new unfamiliar culture.
  • Understand coping strategies.
  • Learn to understand the reaction of host culture to immigration.
  • Learn how to reverse culture shock.

Who is the target audience?

  • Class is offered for anyone who plans to travel, visit or moved to a different culture.
  • You should take this class if you like to understand what culture shock is, and how to deal with it.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Culture Shock for Traveling Healthcare Professionals
Definition of Culture
Culture Shock as a Social Phenomenon
The Stages of Culture Shock
Adjusting to a New Culture
The Coping Strategies
The Reactions of the Host Culture to Immigration
Reverse Culture Shock
Case Studies and Culture Shock Self-Test
Summary and References
4 pages

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Instructor Biography

Translate Nursing is a company that was established by foreign-born healthcare professionals with one goal in mind - to help with the successful transition into a new healthcare culture and country.

We provide you with that global connection through the world-wide web, social media, blogging and the telephone, thus helping you to feel connected.

Our company, through a holistic team approach, delivers effective and individually prepared resources to support Foreign-Born Healthcare Professionals (FBHP) and their families. Our services can help fill the void between familiar practice and expected practices within the United States Healthcare System.

Our company serves as a resource for foreign-born healthcare professionals and their families who may need more education and support in achieving an optimal and successful transformation into their new culture.

Our networking includes foreign born-healthcare professionals from all healthcare disciplines. Nursing, certified nursing assistants, respiratory therapists are a few of the specialities included.

We allow YOU to discuss YOUR concerns or questions in a calm non-threatening environment.

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