This summer, our first report on this project was published in a peer-reviewed journal. “A Canada-Bangladesh partnership for nurse education: case study” by Alex Berland, John Richards and Karen Lund appeared in the on-line edition of International Nursing Review http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00813.x/full. The report describes progress to date and lessons learned including the importance of 1) integrating nurse training with a general university able to provide core courses; 2) countering the low status of nursing and developing a caring attitude among students; 3) instilling critical thinking as opposed to rote learning. Next steps are identified: mechanisms to support networking in the local health system; sharing of resources; assuring program quality. The paper will be of interest to those concerned with nurse education and human resource development in less developed countries.
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