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: 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 Older, or Mental Health to search for the resource of interest.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talking Therapies for Asian People [PDF]
This PDF resource, produced by Mental Health Programmes Limited (Te Pou), provides information about traditional Asian beliefs about mental illness and sources of support which can differ from the assumptions that underlie Western models of talking therapy, a guide intended as a starting point of gathering information on the delivery of talking therapies for Asian communities.
Talking Therapies for Refugees [PDF]
This PDF resource, produced by Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui), provides guidance relating to therapies relevant for three subgroups of migrants: those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees and asylum seekers.