Enhancing CALD Cultural Competence

Cultural diversity in the New Zealand population is growing leading to increasing cross cultural interactions between clinicians and patients and between employees.

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CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

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  • Apr 2020

    Guidelines and training for "Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting" for interpreters

    With the current requirement for physical distancing, the government's advice to healthcare services is to use virtual, non-contact consultations where possible. This new way of working would mean a demand for remote (telephone or video) interpreting services from both primary and secondary healthcare providers.

  • Mar 2020

    eCALD Remote face-to-face CALD courses are now available

    With the current COVID-19 situation requiring stricter social distancing, we are now providing “remote face-to-face courses” instead of face-to-face courses to reduce close contacts. The remote courses are provided by an educator via zoom. This means you now have a choice of accessing our e-learning courses or remote face-to-face courses...

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