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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Course was fun and interactive

“The course was fun, interactive with immense wealth of knowledge. It provides very easy and practical application.”

Public Health Nurse (F2F Module 5 Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD Clients)

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)

Thorough and informative

The video sequences are highly successful learning tools-congratulations!!

Online Learner (Module 8 Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness)

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)

Another excellent course from the eCALD team

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.

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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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