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Multicultural Clinical Support Resource

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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.

The folder has been distributed to all Queensland Health clinical service points (hospital wards, clinics, treatment centres and community health centres) and is updated regularly.

Multicultural Clinical Support Resource

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Last Updated: 10 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 10 October 2013



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Complaints about health or other services
Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.