At eCALD, our vision is to enhance culturally and linguistically diverse cultural competence by providing courses and resources for the New Zealand health workforce for better client/patient outcomes and experience.
eCALD offers a range of face-to-face and online courses for both caring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds, as well as for working in culturally diverse workplaces. All courses focus on enhancing learners' cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and practical skills.View eligibility information View upcoming courses
These are all our courses for health practitioners who are interested in gaining skills to work with CALD patients. It provides insight and understanding on cultural dimensions, how different cultures respond to health-related situations, different health concepts, faith-based practices, and differences in expectations from health systems.
This training programme is for mental health and addiction workforce who are keen to gain cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) competencies to be able to recognise and respond to the diverse and unique needs of the Asian and Refugee communities in a mental health and addiction context.
These courses are for clinical or non-clinical staff who are interested to gain insight and understanding of value dimensions that cause barriers to effective cross-cultural interaction and skills to enable effective working relationships in a culturally diverse workplace.
This is such a valuable learning tool. Helping one to have compassion but also giving practical tools of understanding for our practice.
e-Learner (Module 3 - Working with refugee patients)
A most useful addition to the CALD learning material. A valuable resource and then I shall recommend to as many people as possible
Online learner (Module 7 Working with religious diversity)
It [the online course'] felt novel and different from other online modules I have done. Interesting and engaging graphics and [the online content is] presented [in] different ways of learning.
Palliative care clinician
Another excellent course from the eCALD team, I have attended others which were face to face but this was the first online course. I am grateful to have been able to complete this at my own pace and in small chunks. Will certainly recommend to colleagues. The variety of scenarios, reading, questions, reflection all helped to make the course more enjoyable from an online learning perspective.
The eCALD trainer was presiding over the 1.5-hour long session so easy and comfortably that all of the attendees were able to complete the course with a strong feeling of great fulfilment and worthwhile signing up for the course.
Interpreter (Module 201 Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting)
This training programme is recommended for psychiatric registrars or clinicians interested in developing awareness, sensitivity and knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) factors when working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients in a psychiatric context. The programme provides many case examples and vignettes and opportunities to apply awareness, sensitivity and knowledge to develop skills in engagement, assessment, cultural formulation, treatment, and collaboration in practice.Find out more
eCALD Services have produced this video to demonstrate to clinicians "what is needed and what to expect for a video appointment when using an interpreter".
Our module "Working with CALD clients in Palliative care" will help learners to acquire understanding, strategies and practical skills to work with CALD clients and families during palliative and end-of-life care.
The interpreter workforce is highly essential for assisting clinicians to communicate effectively with non-English speaking and limited English speaking clients. Provision of telehealth interpreting services are crucial and we are pleased to have a course to upskill interpreters in this area. Check out other useful courses for interpreters to gain cultural awareness, knowledge and sensitivity when engaging in the healthcare settings.
eCALD Services are pleased to announce the provision of “remote face-to-face courses delivered by an educator via zoom” in addition to the provision of e-learning courses and face-to-face courses to provide more options to our learners.
We provide a range of supplementary resources in addition to the material covered in our courses for enhancing cultural competency. These include cross-cultural resources, translated information, CALD-related publications, screening tools in multiple languages, and a list of migrant and refugee services.View all resources
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