Cultural Humility and the Importance of Long-Term Relationships in International Partnerships

Authors

  • Jennifer Foster

    1. CNM, PhD, is assistant professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and an associated faculty in the Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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Correspondence
Jennifer Foster, CNM, PhD, School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
jennifer.foster@emory.edu The author and planners for this activity report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships. The article includes no discussion of off-label drug or devise use.

ABSTRACT

This article describes an education, leadership, and health professional interchange project in the Dominican Republic. It emphasizes the importance of long-term relationships and explores how over time, dialogue has led to cultural humility, self-reflection, and empowerment among nursing colleagues across national boundaries, despite differences in assumptions. The project is an example of a north–south collaboration encouraged by the World Health Organization to strengthen nursing and midwifery globally.

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