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).
The supplementary resources in this section 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”. It aims to provide the New Zealand health workforce opportunity to further enhance their cultural understanding working with CALD patients/clients and their cross cultural interactions in a culturally diverse workplace.
The resources include tips and guidelines, approaches based on cultural considerations and toolkits. Most of these resources include case studies and scenarios as well as self-reflective exercises. Some of these resources are available in PDF, paperback or online [HTML] format. Some 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.
NB: If you are looking for resources, you can go through the pages to find it or you can search specific resources using the Keyword filter below e.g. you can enter Child, or Older, or Mental Health to search for the resource of interest.
CALD Child and Adolescent Mental Health [PDF]
This resource is a guidance document for health providers working in a mental health context with CALD children and adolescents and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.
Working with Muslim Mental Health Clients [PDF]
This resource provides a broad overview of the key concepts around mental health within the Muslim culture with specific knowledge and tips as well as case studies to exemplify cultural perspectives.
Supporting Muslim Service Users [PDF]
This booklet provides information about different aspects of Muslim cultures to help service providers gain better understanding.
Cross Cultural Resource [Desktop]
This desktop kit provides a guide for health practitioners working with CALD clients/patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures.
Cross Cultural Resource [e-Toolkit]
This is a comprehensive guide for health practitioners working with CALD clients/patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures.
Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness [HTML]
This online HTML resource provides additional cultural specific information relating to disability and perspectives from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures not covered in our courses.
Caring for Asian Children Resource [PDF]
This PDF resource is written for health providers caring for Asian children and young people and their families.
Toolkit for Health Workforce Working in a Culturally Diverse Workplace [e-Toolkit]
This resource provides guidance for the New Zealand health workforce working in a culturally diverse workplace to improve cross-cultural interactions.
Ayurvedic Medicine [Video]
This resource is an informative video describing the ayurveda explanatory health model.
Working with Religious Diversity [HTML]
This resource provides additional religio-cultural information not covered in our courses, it contains tips and guidelines, and approaches based on cultural consideration.
Working with Asian Mental Health Clients [HTML]
This HTML online resource is a guide for working with Asian clients in a mental health context which provides additional information not covered in the courses.