International Nurse how to adjust to a new culture

8 Dec

By: http://www.skybluecross.org

Most International nurse may meet with  problems of new culture, new working environment; the how to do? Here are the guidelines:1. Do not overload yourself or expect everything to go smoothly. It is normal for every person living in a new culture to experience stress and challenges.
2. Understand that being aware of cultural differences is part of the process of getting used to your new environment.
3. Explore cultural differences. This can help you avoid misunderstandings, make friends and feel more comfortable.
4. Stay in touch with friends and family to avoid feeling alone and isolated.
5. Involve yourself in the community as a volunteer; this is a good way to meet people and to practice your English or   French.
5. Enroll in an English or French language class to improve your language skills.
6. Get involved in activities that interest you: music, sports, dance, art, learning a language, etc. You may also want to participate in your new community. Contact your local tourism office to learn more about events or festivals taking place in your area.
7. Accept that you and your family may have to grieve what you may have lost and left behind. This may include losing touch with friends and family, leaving pets or sentimental things behind or feeling lost in a new culture.
8. Find out about the help offered by immigrant-serving organizations [in Canada] [in USA].
Reference : http://www.cic.gc.ca
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