Cultural competency is a developmental process which requires an individual to pursue ongoing education, to develop approaches based on cultural considerations, to seek ongoing mentoring and supervision of cultural practice in order to advance along the cultural competence continuum (see more about the Cultural Competence Continuum).
To support the increasing cultural awareness, knowledge and skills of health professionals in New Zealand we have developed and published a range of researched Cross-Cultural Resources. These resources provide cultural-specific information and topics not covered in detail in the eCALD® Cultural Competency “Courses for Working with Patients” and “Courses for Culturally Diverse Workplaces”.
The resources include tips and guidelines, approaches based on cultural considerations and toolkits. Most of these resources use pedagogical features including case studies and scenarios as well as self-reflective exercises. Some of these resources in online [HTML] format use multimedia to enhance the learning process.
Please note: Some of these supplementary resources require viewers to complete pre-requisite eCALD® course(s).
In this section we have also published other cross-cultural resources on request from other authors / copyright owners.