Cross Cultural Resource [Desktop]

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.

  • Section 1 contains general information about cultural competency, effective communication and working with interpreters.
  • There are 7 sections about Asian cultures (Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Burmese) and 7 sections about Eastern Mediterranean and African cultures (Burundian, Somalian, Sudanese, Ethiopian, Afghani, Iraqi, Iranian).
  • Each section includes brief background information, greetings and communication tips, health beliefs and practices, family values, tips for practitioners working with culture-specific clients, health risks, women's and youth health, and spiritual practices.

This is desktop kit is a summary of the Cross Cultural Resource e-Toolkit.

It is highly recommended that viewers:

This is a desktop kit. To access this resource you need to purchase a copy from eCALD® Services by completing the order form below and sending the form to eCALD Admin.

Compiled and written by Victoria Camplin-Welch.

The concept of this resource is created by Sue Lim.

Produced by eCALD Services (previously part of Asian Health Support Services), Waitemata District Health Board and Refugees as Survivors, New Zealand.

© Waitemata District Health Board and Refugees as Survivors [2006].


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