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.
The aim of this resource is to:
- Enhance awareness around cultural competence issues, what cultural competence means and what it constitutes.
- Provide information to assist practitioners in developing a relevant set of skills for culturally competent practice. For this purpose we have included a self-assessment for cultural competency development, pre-interview checklists and interview guidelines, communication tips and greetings for each culture, tables comparing various aspects of Asian and Western cultures, and how to work effectively with interpreters.
- Provide some brief background information on seven Asian cultures that will assist practitioners in their attempts to develop rapport, build relationship and provide an effective and appropriate service.
- Provide general information about Middle Eastern and African cultures and some brief background information on 3 Middle Eastern cultures and 4 African cultures that will assist practitioners in their attempts to develop rapport, build relationship and provide an effective and appropriate service.
The resource describes Asian cultures (included are Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian and Burmese) and Middle Eastern and African cultures (included are Afghani, Burundian, Ethiopian, Iranian, Iraqi, Somalian, and Sudanese), as these are the considered as the major migrant and refugee population groups outside the dominant New Zealand host cultures.
A summary version of this comprehensive e-toolkit resource is available in the form of a desktop kit.
It is highly recommended that viewers complete the CALD 1 Culture and Cultural Competency course to gain more knowledge about working with CALD clients.
The resource is produced as multiple documents. You can click on the section heading of your choice for viewing.
Authors: Victoria Camplin-Welch and Sue Lim
Produced by eCALD Services, Waitemata District Health Board.
First published: 2007
Updated: July 2018
© Waitemata District Health Board [2015-2018].
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