International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

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Building locally relevant ethics curricula for nursing education in Botswana
F. Barchi, M. Kasimatis Singleton, M. Magama and S. Shaibu

This article describes an international collaboration between nurses that resulted in the piloting of a culturally sensitive ethics curriculum in the Institute for Health Sciences in Gaborone, Botswana. The basis for this was the importance of nurses being able to learn and practice ethical knowledge and behaviours that go to the heart of practice, and help them cope better with the stresses of the profession. In this study, academics from Botswana and the USA used a collaborative process to design and pilot teaching materials based on the ICN Code of Ethics, and will fully implement the ethics curriculum in 2015. This process involves capacity-building of faculty in Botswana to teach ethics. In many countries, nurses face ethical issues, work pressures and grievances in the workplace that impact on their ability to make sound ethical decisions, and this was certainly the case in Botswana. Generously the developers of this curriculum will make it available across Botswana for other nurses to use, and this is sure to have a positive flow on effect. In my experience ethics education for nurses is still not available in many countries around the world, so reading this article will help give ideas to begin such development.

Sue Turale

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