Enhancing CALD Cultural Competence

Diversity in the health workforce in New Zealand is increasing exponentially. As patients are becoming more diverse, so are our health care teams. There are more and more cross-cultural interactions between health professionals and patients and between colleagues and professionals. Enhancing cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) cultural competence is essential.

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CALD cultural competency courses

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.

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A valuable learning tool

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)

This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning.

This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning. It includes interactive activities, a range of presentation methods and self-test exercises. Cultural competency is a key area for NZ's health workforce, and the online format of the CALD tool makes this a potentially cost-effective and sustainable method of training around the country

Online Learner (Module 1 Culture and Cultural Competency)

Remote F2F course

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)

It felt novel and different.

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

Gained a new set of skills

I felt this course has helped me to achieve my goals. I now have a new set of skills that I am keen to start using and to develop further as I put what I have learnt into practice.

Face-to-Face Learner (Module 2 Working with migrant patients)

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BRAND NEW!! "CALD Cultural Competency in a Psychiatric Context" Training Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new training programme for clinicians who are interested to develop 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 a lot of case examples and vignettes, as well as opportunities to apply awareness, sensitivity and knowledge to develop skills in engagement, assessment, cultural formulation, treatment, and collaboration in practice. The programme syllabus is aligned closely with the Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) standard for addressing cultural competence with cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD). Check out what clinicians say about the modules. [News dated 12 July 2021].

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Our resources

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.

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