This article describes an international, interdisciplinary, university partnership project to collaborate with health professionals in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania, to improve the health status of Romanian workers. Academic and service-based public health nurses from the United States used the model of community competence in outlining the nursing aspect of the project. This model guided the assessment, objectives, collaborative activities, and the outcome evaluation of the project. The dimensions of the model (e.g., commitment, self-other awareness, articulateness, conflict accommodation, management of relations with larger society, and leadership) were used within the context of the political and social environment of the international community.
Recommended CitationSchaal, Mary G.; Rose, Molly A.; Doherty, Ann; and Vilan, Adriana, "Global connections in a changing world: Romanian and U.S. nurses unite" (2000). School of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 2.