Cross Cultural Resource [e-Toolkit]

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.

The aim of this resource is to:

  1. Enhance awareness around cultural competence issues, what cultural competence means and what it constitutes.
  2. Provide information to assist practitioners in developing a relevant set of skills for culturally competent practice. For this purpose we have included a self-assessment for cultural competency development, pre-interview checklists and interview guidelines, communication tips and greetings for each culture, tables comparing various aspects of Asian and Western cultures, and how to work effectively with interpreters.
  3. Provide some brief background information on seven Asian cultures that will assist practitioners in their attempts to develop rapport, build relationship and provide an effective and appropriate service.
  4. Provide general information about Middle Eastern and African cultures and some brief background information on 3 Middle Eastern cultures and 4 African cultures that will assist practitioners in their attempts to develop rapport, build relationship and provide an effective and appropriate service.

The resource describes Asian cultures (included are Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian and Burmese) and Middle Eastern and African cultures (included are Afghani, Burundian, Ethiopian, Iranian, Iraqi, Somalian, and Sudanese), as these are the considered as the major migrant and refugee population groups outside the dominant New Zealand host cultures.

Desktop Version

A summary version of this comprehensive e-toolkit resource is available in the form of a desktop kit. 

It is highly recommended that viewers complete the CALD 1 Culture and Cultural Competency course to gain more knowledge about working with CALD clients.

Compiled and written by Victoria Camplin-Welch.

The concept of this resource is created by Sue Lim.

Produced by eCALD Services, Waitemata District Health Board.

Issued 2007. Reviewed 2015.

© Waitemata District Health Board [2015].

Keywords

Ethiopian Korean Middle Eastern Burmese Working with interpreters Afghani Vietnamese African Burundian Chinese CALD Iraqi Cambodian Cross-cultural communication Sudanese Indian Asian Iranian Laotian cultural competency