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Community profiles for health care providers

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 PDF (97 KB) Indian PDF (173 KB)

Afghan PDF (158 KB)

Iraqi PDF (186 KB)

Australian South Sea Islander People PDF (142 KB)

Japanese PDF (162 KB)
Burmese PDF (160 KB) Maori PDF (171 KB)
Burundian PDF (142 KB) Papua New Guinean PDF (146 KB)
Cambodian PDF (149 KB) Samoan PDF (151 KB)
Chinese PDF (148 KB) Sri Lankan PDF (145 KB)
Ethiopian PDF (151 KB) Sudanese PDF (161 KB)
Filipino PDF (165 KB) Vietnamese PDF (155 KB)
Hmong PDF (147 KB) Acknowledgments PDF (96 KB)
 
Cultural profiles for health care providers - full version PDF (1.85 MB) ***large file warning***
Part 1 - Page 1-46 PDF (629 KB) Part 2 - Page 47-96 PDF (672 KB)

 

Cultural Dimensions of pregnancy, birth and post-natal care

 

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 PDF (140 KB) Malaysian PDF (124 KB)
Chinese PDF (143 KB) Papua New Guinean PDF (127 KB)
Fijian PDF (120 KB) Samoan PDF (116 KB)
Filipino PDF (131 KB) Sudanese PDF (140 KB)
Indian PDF (129 KB) Vietnamese PDF (119 KB)
Japanese PDF (123 KB)

 

Cultural diversity: A guide for health professionals

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.

 

Preface Muslims from West Asia
Bosnian Muslims Philippines
Cambodians Samoans and Tongans
Chinese Serbians
Croatians Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Greeks Vietnamese
Hmong Child and youth
Italians  Torture and trauma
Latin Americans Women


Last Updated: 01 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 01 October 2014



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