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 online, remote face-to-face (virtual) and face-to-face courses for both caring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrant and refugee clients or patients from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African backgrounds, as well as for working in culturally diverse workplaces. All courses focus on facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, the development of cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural factors, and provide opportunities to apply these as skills in practice.

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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)

Improved awareness

This course has certainly made me think about how I interact with people from other cultures which I was not really aware of previously.

F2F Learner (Module 1CS Cultural Competency and Customer Service)

Thoroughly designed online training course

This is a thoroughly designed training course for interpreters which covers a lot of practical issues that we have met during the practice. We may not need or have the opportunity to apply all the things we have learnt in this course in our practice, but with the awareness, it will make interpreters feel more of control of our job. It also gives us more confidence to do our job better, and our communications with the health practitioners [HPs] and patients will be smoother.

Interpreter (Module 201 Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting)

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)

A most useful addition to the CALD learning material

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)

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CALD Cultural Competency in a Psychiatric Context Training Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new training programme for 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.

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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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