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SCJ Professors awarded grant for research in intercultural nonverbal communication
SCJ+Professors%2C+Nurhayat+Bilge+and+Maria+Ines+Marino%2C+were+awarded+a%C2%A02016-2017+CARTA+Seed+Grant+for+their+research+titled%3A%C2%A0%3Cstrong%3EWorking+Towards+Reducing+Clinical+Errors+by+Improving+Intercultural+Competence+in+Health+Care+Practitioner-+Patient+Interactions.%C2%A0%3C%2Fstrong%3EThis+project+aims+to+increase+the+level+of+intercultural+nonverbal+communication+competence+in+practitioner-patient+interactions+in+health+care+practices.+In+effect%2C+it+will+help+reduce+clinical+errors+caused+or+heightened+by+cultural+differences.%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+idea+generated+from+class%C2%A0observations+and+conversations+with+practitioners+and+future+practitioners+on+the+need+for+cultural+competence+when+dealing+with+non-verbal+communication+at+health+care+practices.+Thus%2C+the+researchers+of+the+project+will+investigate+the+described+needs+and+existing+behaviors+among+the+FIU+School+of+Nursing+and+College+of+Medicine+student+body.+The+study+will+identify+and+analyze+the+areas+in+need+of+improvement+while+evaluating+practical+solutions+and+successful+practices+in+health+care+practitioner-patient+interactions.+It%C2%A0will+provide+specific+recommendations+in+the+area+of+online+training+education.+Ultimately%2C+the+researchers+will+apprise+facilitators+of+barriers+in+advancement+of+intercultural+nonverbal+communication+competence+towards+reducing+clinical+errors+for+FIU+healthcare+students%3Cstrong%3E.%3C%2Fstrong%3E