Cross Cultural Resources


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.

Cross Cultural Resource [desktop kit]

This desktop kit is for Health Practitioners working with CALD clients / patients...

Cross Cultural Resource [e-toolkit]

This e-toolkit is for Health Practitioners working with CALD clients / patients...

Working in a Culturally Diverse Workplace [e-toolkit]

This toolkit offers some guidance for health workforce (staff and managers) working ...

Ayurvedic Medicine [video]

This resource is an informative video describing the ayurveda explanatory health mod...

Working with Religious Diversity [supplement]

This resource is a supplement to the cultural competency course "CALD 7 - Working wi...

Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness [supplement]

This resource is a supplement to the cultural compency course "CALD 8 - Working with...

Working with Asian Mental Health Clients [supplement]

This resource is a supplement to the cultural competency course "CALD 9 - Working in...

Working with Middle Eastern & African Mental Health Clients [supplement]

This resource is a supplement to the cultural competency course "CALD 9 - Working in...

CALD Family Violence Resource [supplement]

This resource provides a general guide and essential culture-specific knowledge and ...

CALD Older People Resource for Health Providers [supplement]

This resource provides a general guide and essential culture-specific knowledge and ...

Maternal Health for CALD Women [supplement]

This resource provides support to maternal health services and practitioners working...

Caring for Asian Children [supplement]

The purpose of this resource is to provide an overview and perspective on Asian chil...

CALD Child and Adolescent [supplement]

The purpose of this resource is to support primary health, child and adolescent ment...

CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in ARC [supplement]

The purpose of this resource is to support staff working in Aged Residential Care Se...

Refugee Health Care [e-booklet]

This handbook for health professionals discusses new refugee communities settled in ...

Death & Dying [e-booklet]

This booklet provides information from different Asian cultures and religions on Dea...

Talking Therapies for Asian People

This guide provides an overview of effective ways to deliver talking therapies with ...

Talking Therapies for Refugees

The Talking Therapies for refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants: Best and promis...

Working with Muslim Families and Disability [e-booklet]

This booklet provides cultural and religious information about working with Muslim f...

Supporting Muslim Service Users [e-booklet]

This booklet provides information about different aspects of Muslim cultures to help...

Working with Muslim Mental Health Clients [e-booklet]

This booklet provides a broad overview of the key concepts around mental health with...