Cross Cultural Resource [desktop kit]

Desktop Kit Title: Cross Cultural Resource for Health Practitioners working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) clients

  • This desktop kit provides a guide for health practitioners working with CALD clients/patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures. It is not intended as a definitive guide on each culture, but contains information we considered useful to practitioners in a health setting working with CALD cultures described within.

  • Section 1 contains general information about cultural competency, effective communication and working with interpreters

  • The following 7 sections contain brief and generalised information about Asian cultures (Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Burmese). It includes brief background information, greetings and communication tips, health beliefs and practices, family values, tips for practitioners working with culture-specific clients, health risks, women's and youth health, and spiritual practices. 

  • The last 7 sections contain brief information about Eastern Mediterranean and African cultures (Burundian, Somalian, Sudanese, Ethiopian, Afghani, Iraqi, Iranian) in the same format as the Asian cultures. 

This is a desktop kit format and provide a summary of the information in the comprehensive Cross Cultural Resource e-Toolkit (read more...).

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Recommended Background Learning:  It is highly recommended that viewers who are New Zealand health practitioners also complete the CALD Culture and Cultural Competency course and refer to the comprehensive Cross Cultural Resource e-Toolkit (read more...) to gain more knowledge about working with CALD clients/patients.

Compiled and written by Victoria Camplin-Welch. 

Concept created by Sue Lim, who contributed resources and organisation of the toolkit, ongoing support, expertise and knowledge.

Produced by Asian Health Support Services, Waitemata District Health Board and Refugees as Survivors, NZ.

Copyrighted to Waitemata District Health Board and Refugees as Survivors [2006].

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