Cross Cultural Resources
Cultural competency is a developmental process which requires an individual to pursue ongoing education, to develop approaches based on cultural considerations, to seek ongoing mentoring and supervision of cultural practice in order to advance along the cultural competence continuum (see more about the Cultural Competence Continuum).
The supplementary resources in this section provide cultural-specific information and topics not covered in detail in the eCALD® Cultural Competency “Courses for Working with Patients” and “Courses for Culturally Diverse Workplaces”. It aims to provide the New Zealand health workforce opportunity to further enhance their cultural understanding working with CALD patients/clients and their cross cultural interactions in a culturally diverse workplace.
The resources include tips and guidelines, approaches based on cultural considerations and toolkits. Most of these resources include case studies and scenarios as well as self-reflective exercises. Some of these resources are available in PDF, paperback or online [HTML] format. Some require viewers to complete pre-requisite eCALD® course(s).
In this section we have also published other cross-cultural resources on request from other authors/copyright owners.
NB: The resources are sorted by title in alphabetical order. If you are looking for resources, you can go through the pages to find it or you can search specific resources using the Keyword filter below e.g. you can enter Child, or Children or Older, or Mental Health to search for the resource of interest.
Ayurvedic Medicine [Video]
This resource is an informative video describing the ayurveda explanatory health model.
CALD Child and Adolescent Mental Health [e-Book, PDF]
This resource is a guidance document for health providers working in a mental health context with CALD children and adolescents and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.
CALD Family Violence Resource [HTML, PDF]
This HTML and PDF resource provides a general guide relating to family violence intervention for health practitioners who work with womenfrom Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.
CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in ARC [PDF]
This PDF resource is a guidance document providing culture-specific information and cultural appropriate approaches to Aged Residential Care Services staff working with CALD Older People with dementia and their families.
CALD Older People Resource for Health Providers [HTML, PDF]
This HTML and PDF provides a general guide and essential culture-specific knowledge and cultural approaches for health providers working with CALD older people from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.
Caring for Asian Children Resource [e-Book, PDF]
This e-book and downloadable PDF resource is written for health providers caring for Asian children and young people and their families.
Cross Cultural Resource [Desktop]
This desktop kit provides a guide for health practitioners working with CALD clients/patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures.
Cross Cultural Resource [e-Toolkit]
This is a comprehensive guide for health practitioners working with CALD clients/patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African cultures.
Death & Dying [PDF]
This PDF resource provides a brief summary about Death and Dying practices of Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese cultures and the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam.
Maternal Health for CALD Women Resource [HTML, PDF]
This HTML and PDF resource is a guidance document for health providers working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African women.
Refugee Health Care [PDF]
This PDF refugee health care handbook for health professionals discusses new refugee communities settled in New Zealand, emerging trends in the health of refugee groups and current therapies, and includes new service providers.