CALD 3 - Working with Refugees Patients
  • 4 hours (CME/CNE/MOPS accredited) for classroom / face-to-face training
  • 3 hours (CME/CNE/MOPS accredited) for online self-paced, self-reflective, interactive learning<

This course is intended for anyone working in primary care, secondary care or mental health services who wants to work more effectively with refugee patients/clients. Very few refugees emerge from their experiences without having endured or witnessed some form of physical and/or psychological trauma.

The aim of this course is to help you work better with refugee patients and families, during consultations; to increase your awareness of their settlement challenges; and to guide you on how to respond to the traumatic experiences a refugee patient and their families may have endured.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the refugee experience and the stressors of resettlement in New Zealand society.
  • List some presenting health and mental health issues for refugees.
  • Demonstrate an ability to address sensitive issues with people from refugee backgrounds.
  • Use strengths-based approaches to interventions with refugee patients/families.
  • Integrate learning about refugee health care in practice. 

On completing this course you will have a better understanding of the ‘refugee experience’ and the long-term physical and psychological impacts on refugees resettled in New Zealand; and have developed new skills on how to use strengths-based interventions in planning care with refugee patients and their families.

Very practical, relevant and helpful

This is such a valuable learning tool. Helping one to have compassion but also giving practical tools of understanding for our practice

Learnt a lot and reinforce the work I have been doing

Enhanced my knowledge

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