Core principles for developing global service-learning programs in nursing.

Abstract

Global service-learning enables nursing to develop its role in promoting global health and enabling vulnerable and marginalized global communities to develop their own capacity for growth and development. Global service-learning requires good planning that is based on sound best-practice principles. Drawing on the growing body of literature on service-learning, the authors outline and discuss seven key principles that can usefully guide global service-learning. These are: are compassion, curiosity, courage, collaboration, creativity, capacity building, and competence. These principles can form the basis for ethically sound program development, offer a means of standardizing program development, and provide common criteria with which to evaluate a program's success.

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@article{McKinnon2011CorePF, title={Core principles for developing global service-learning programs in nursing.}, author={Tamara H McKinnon and Gerard Michael Fealy}, journal={Nursing education perspectives}, year={2011}, volume={32 2}, pages={95-101} }