Community Profiles for Health Care Providers is a practical tool that assists health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.
The 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 in Queensland.
The profiles were developed for Queensland Health by Dr Samantha Abbato in 2011.
|Introduction (97 KB)||Indian (173 KB)|
Afghan (158 KB)
|Iraqi (186 KB)|
Australian South Sea Islander People (142 KB)
|Japanese (162 KB)|
|Burmese (160 KB)||Maori (171 KB)|
|Burundian (142 KB)||Papua New Guinean (146 KB)|
|Cambodian (149 KB)||Samoan (151 KB)|
|Chinese (148 KB)||Sri Lankan (145 KB)|
|Ethiopian (151 KB)||Sudanese (161 KB)|
|Filipino (165 KB)||Vietnamese (155 KB)|
|Hmong (147 KB)||Acknowledgments (96 KB)|
|Cultural profiles for health care providers - full version (1.85 MB) ***large file warning***|
|Part 1 - Page 1-46 (629 KB)||Part 2 - Page 47-96 (672 KB)|
A series of cultural profiles were developed as part of the Multicultural Clinical Support Resource Cultural Dimensions of Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Care chapter. The profiles present health and socio-cultural information which focusses on the pregnancy, birth and post-natal care practices of 11 multicultural communities in Queensland, as well as general information about each community.
The profiles were developed for Queensland Health by a team from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in 2009.
|Burmese (140 KB)||Malaysian (124 KB)|
|Chinese (143 KB)||Papua New Guinean (127 KB)|
|Fijian (120 KB)||Samoan (116 KB)|
|Filipino (131 KB)||Sudanese (140 KB)|
|Indian (129 KB)||Vietnamese (119 KB)|
|Japanese (123 KB)|
Cultural diversity: A guide for health professionals presents health and socio-cultural information on multicultural communities (including torture and trauma and issues for children, young people and women). It encourages health staff to actively explore cultural issues with patients and cautions against stereotyping.
It was developed for Queensland Health on the basis of research conducted by the Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The University of Queensland, from November 1997 to April 1998.
Please note: Since the publication of this guide in 1998, many of the communities profiled have changed dramatically and some of the details are now dated and should only be considered in the context of people's acculturation experiences.