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eBooks - Cultural Diversity - Nursing
Black Women's Mental Health (2018)
Creates a new framework for approaching Black women's wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.
Cultural Awareness in Nursing and Health Care (2018)
Discusses health, illness and religious beliefs; Mental health and culture; Women's and men's health in a multicultural society; Caring for the elderly; Death and bereavement.
Includes international perspectives and issues relating to overseas nurses studying and working in the UK;
Case studies, reflective exercises, summary boxes and website links designed to stimulate discussion and shared practice;
Cultural Competence in Health (2017)
Supports evidence-informed approaches to improving the cultural competence of health service delivery.
By reviewing the evidence from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. Provides clear and systematic overview of the interventions and indicators applied to enable health system agencies
to work effectively in various cross-cultural health care situations.
Identifies effective approaches and strategies for improving the situation; reviews the indicators for measuring progress; assesses the health outcomes associated with cultural competence;
summarizes the quality of the evidence; and presents an evidence-informed conceptual framework for cultural competence in health.
Culturally Competent Compassion: A guide for healthcare students and practitioners (2018)
Bringing together the crucially important topics of cultural competence and compassion for the first time, this book explores how to practise 'culturally competent compassion' in healthcare settings - that is, understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it using culturally appropriate and acceptable caring interventions. This text first discusses the philosophical and religious roots of compassion before investigating notions of health, illness, culture and multicultural societies. Drawing this information together, it then introduces two invaluable frameworks for practice, one of cultural competence and one of culturally competent compassion, and applies them to care scenarios. Papadopoulos goes on to discuss: how nurses in different countries understand and provide compassion in practice; how students learn about compassion; how leaders can create and champion compassionate working environments; and how we can, and whether we should, measure compassion. Culturally Competent Compassion is essential reading for healthcare students and its combination of theoretical content and practice application provides a relevant and interesting learning experience. The innovative model for practice presented here will also be of interest to researchers exploring cultural competence and compassion in healthcare.
Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia (2021)
Part 1 explores key themes and concepts, including social determinants of health and cultural models of health and health care.
With focus on how different models of health, including the biomedical and Indigenous perspectives.
Part 2 looks at culturally safe health care practice focusing on principles and practice as well as policy and advocacy.
Including meaningful communication skills and cultural responsiveness.
Part 3 examines the practice issues in working with Indigenous Australians, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Australians,
disabilities, Diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, and ageing Australians.
Part 4 Practical learning activities, assessments and feedback for learners engaging with this textbook.
Multiculturalism and Australian Identity (2016)
Contemporary Australian society is a patchwork of cultural and ethnic diversity. Australians are largely embracing of multiculturalism and welcoming of those born overseas, however being ‘Australian’ can describe a broad range of characteristics, behaviours and attitudes.
Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses (2019)
By drawing on the experience of trans people who are affected by physical disability, chronic illness and mental illness,
this book is the definitive guide on providing best practise in approaches to health and care policy. Advice on topics such as
transitioning with a disability, sex-specific service provision and fertility and reproduction.
Examines how health and care professionals can adapt to cater for transgender and non-binary people's
needs and can support those who must use health services due to their condition.
This ProQuest collection offers concise, reliable and up to date country reports on 209 cultures of the world which can be downloaded in PDF format.
Websites - Cultural Diversity - Nursing
AHCWA peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (2019)
Supporting Aboriginal people in Western Australia to enjoy the same level of health and wellbeing as all Western Australians.
ANMF - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation recognises the nursing and midwifery professions play a significant role in improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and that addressing health inequality is a priority.
Attorney General’s Dept Human Rights Australia
Policy advice on human rights matters to the government and administering Australia's federal anti-discrimination legislation and the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender.
Australian Human Rights Commission Child Safe Organisations and cultural safety
Background paper on cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, to inform work on child safe organisations.
Bridging Cultures: A Guide to the Diverse Cultures in Australia for Aged Care Service Providers 4th ed. (2023)
Enhances the reader's understanding of the cultural diversity of the many people seeking aged care services form aged care services in Australia.
CATSINaM - The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the peak advocacy body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives in Australia.
Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is funded by the Australian Department of Health under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program. The Centre provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector. We have over 20 years of experience in supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health - Resources
With an initial focus on health, we have provided cultural competence training to healthcare professionals and began to amass a library of resources on multiculturalism and health.
Community Profiles for Health Care Providers
The cultural profiles provide information for health care providers on the communication styles, health in Australia, health beliefs and practices, social determinants of health and utilisation of health services of 18 multicultural communities.
Country Cultural Guides
Access Cultural Information on over 80+ Countries
Learn about the culture, language, people, beliefs, food, etiquette, business practices and more - all for free!
Ideal for anyone visiting a foreign country for the first time, whether for business or pleasure.
Cultural competency in health
A guide for policy partnerships and participation - designed to help policy makers and stakeholders develop culturally competent policies throughout the health system
Culturally Responsive Clinical Practice: Working with People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds (2019)
Competency Standards Framework Culturally responsive clinical practice: Working with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds establishes recommended and optimal cultural responsiveness competency standards for clinicians in all healthcare settings.
Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians: monitoring framework
Improving cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care users can improve access to, and the quality of health care. This means a health system that respects Indigenous cultural values, strengths and differences, and also addresses racism and inequity.
eQuality Toolkit (2019)
The eQuality Toolkit is a training manual that helps healthcare providers build a foundation of inclusive clinical skills to competently care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified (LGBTQ) patients and individuals born with differences of sex development (DSD). Although this toolkit was designed for medical students, any healthcare provider who wants to learn inclusive clinical skills can benefit from this accessible, brief primer through its actionable steps to improve clinical care.
Face the Facts: Cultural Diversity (2014)
Covers the prejudice which still occurs despite the Racial Discrimination Act of 1975.
Healing Foundation Resources
Aboringal and Torres Straight Islander health resources. Download the PDF on the topic of your choice. Stolen Generations - Intergenerational Trauma - Community Healing.
Multicultural Health - WA Govt
Discusses cultural competency and provides tip sheets
Reporting on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia: An exploratory paper (2022)
This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of CALD populations, including it’s benefits, challenges and limitations
SBS Cultural Atlas
Select Country from the map to view up to date cultural considerations plus the side panel displays country migrants living in Australia. Cultures tab has Cultural Profiles listed alphabetically.
Working with the Stolen generatons - Fact Sheets (2019)
Downlaod the PDF about:
- Working with Stolen Generations GP fact sheet
- Working with Stolen Generations Dental fact sheet
- Working with Stolen Generations Aged Care fact sheet
How Culture Drives Behaviours (2015)
Julien argues how we see the World through cultural glasses. By changing the glasses you can change the way you interpret the World.
Books - Cultural Diversity - Nursing
Caring for Patients from Different Cultures (2015)
Healthcare providers in the American medical system may find that patients from different cultures bring unfamiliar expectations, anxieties,
and needs into the examination room. To provide optimal care for all patients, it is important to see differences from the patient's perspective
and to work with patients from a range of demographics. Offering hundreds of case studies that illustrate crosscultural conflicts or misunderstandings as well as examples of culturally competent health care.
Cultural Diversity (2019)
Presents the general principles of cultural diversity, the process of cross-cultural service delivery and cultural information on specific client populations.
Disability support worker (2020)
The third edition of The Disability Support Worker will differentiate from the competition as a comprehensive standalone Certificate IV resource. It will cover all 11 core units and 5 of the most highly subscribed electives. The level of the content will be repositioned through reflective pedagogy to require students to think about their own practice and consider themselves as professionals in the field, preparing them for their more senior and supervisory roles in the workplace.
Health Care and Indigenous Australians (2019)
Offers a comprehensive framework for creating a culturally safe environment and enhancing health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Through case studies, discussions, reflections and critiques of health issues in Australia today,Health Care and Indigenous Australians.
A starting point for learning about cultural safety in an Indigenous health context, and is essential for students, academics and practitioners alike.
Intercultural Communications (2014)
1. The communication process. What is communication? Verbal and non-verbal communication - Understanding the communication process - Barriers to effective communication -- 2. What is culture? Defining culture - Values and norms - Characteristics of culture - Excellent book, easy to understand definitions, recommended
Our Voices (2019)
The second edition of Our Voices is a ground-breaking collection of writings from Aboriginal social work educators who have collaborated to develop a toolkit of appropriate behaviours, interactions, networks, and intervention. The the text explores a range of current and emerging social work practice issues such as cultural supervision, working with communities, understanding trauma, collaboration and relationship building, and the ubiquity of whiteness in Australian social work. It covers these issues with new and innovative approaches and provides valuable insights into how social work practice can be developed, taught and practiced in ways that more effectively engage Indigenous communities.
Patient and Person: Interpersonal skills in nursing. 7th Edition (2021)
Online scenario-based videos to demonstrate the use of specific skills.
Includes empathy, dealing with challenging behaviours, advocating for a patient and admitting a patient.
Learn to build trusting relationships and support patients in their health journey.
Narratives and stories to explain practical application of theoretical concepts.
Forty-two learning activities to enable students to understand the content and practise skills in a focused manner.
Person-centred approach throughout. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for Patient and Person
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (2019)
Features transcultural theories, models, & research with emphasize on the need for effective & efficient communication, client- and patient-centered teamwork,
& collaboration among members of the interprofessional health care team..
Includes case studies and exercises at the end of chapters
Online Videos - Cultural Diversity - Nursing
FOD - Cultural Awareness for Medical Assistants. Part 1 (2021)
Emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness in the healthcare field, this program explains some of the cultural differences that exist among patient populations and examines some of the major cultural awareness studies that have been completed over the past 60 years. It looks at the components of several key models that are designed to foster cultural awareness within the ealthcare system.
FOD - Home Health - Cultural diversity. (2015)
This video discusses cultural divesity and ways to adapt care to cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs in an home health setting.
FOD - Nursing Home: Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (2015)
This video discusses cultural divesity and ways to adapt care to cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs in an nursing home setting
FOD - Understanding the Need. (2017)
Looking at the demographics of the United States, this video considers how the nursing population differs from the general population. It defines what culturally competent care is, lists the guidelines indicated by the acronym LEARN,
FOD - Understanding the Need: Cultural Awareness in Healthcare (2017)
Looking at the demographics of the United States, this video considers how the nursing population differs from the general population. It defines what culturally competent care is, lists the guidelines indicated by the acronym LEARN, and compares the three cultural continuums developed by Terry Cross, Kathleen Culhane-Pera, and Josepha Campinha-Bacote.
FOD - Your Practice: Cultural Awareness in Healthcare (2017)
Emphasizing the role of common sense in culturally aware practice, this video describes how language differences can impact healthcare, explains why it is a bad idea to use a patient's friends or family as translators, and delineates appropriate sources of cultural information.
Youtube -- Talking Culture. Part 1. What is Culture (2014)
Part 1 of a series of videos by Sebastian Ioppolo about developing cultural competence and intercultural communication skills.
In this video Sebastian explains and clarifies what is meant by the term 'culture'.
Mondiale Learning & Development.
YouTube - A Unique Profession: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (2014)
This case study focuses on the development of clinical skills, advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, and the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and non-Indigenous health workers. It shows the 'on the job' training provided at Wurli.
YouTube - A Valued Profession: Cultural Expertise in the Health Team (2014)
This panel program looks at the broad scope of practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, the national registration scheme (and the various approaches taken in different States and regions)
YouTube - Thinking About Cultural Diversity (2015)
The term ‘cultural diversity’ is used in this series of videos to recognise the numerous differences between individuals including customs, traditions, language, religion and socioeconomic status. It takes into account the experiences of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and second and third generation Australians and how these might influence their interpretations, expectations, values and beliefs. - KidsMatterAustralia
Government Information / Statistics - Cultural Diversity - Nursing
Cultural diversity in Australia - Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census - updated 2023
The Australian Census of Population and Housing is a rich source of data about Australians and their cultural characteristics. In 2011, the Census revealed that over a quarter (26%) of Australia's population was born overseas and a further one fifth (20%) had at least one overseas-born parent. Throughout the 100 years since the first National Census in 1911, migrants have made up a large component of the Australian population.
Cultural Respect Framework 2016 - 2026 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
This framework was developed for the Australian Health Ministers & Advisory Council by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee and should be used in the government health sector, health departments and hospital and primary health care settings to guide strategies to improve culturally respectful services.
Multicultural Clinical Support Resource
The Multicultural Clinical Support Resource folder provides ready-reference information on issues that affect health care provision to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It contains information and advice on topics such as communication, the impact of culture and language on health care, working with interpreters, religion, where to find translated health information, and Queensland Health multicultural policies, plans and initiatives.
Search Diversity WA website
presents demographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of Western Australians. The website assists government, non-government agencies and coporations to better understand Western Australia's population. This will inform effective decision making and community planning for equitable services that meet the needs of this State's CaLD communities.
WA - Multicultural resourcs for health professionals
The following resources are available for health professionals to support planning and effective delivery of services to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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