Multicultural Health - Guidelines to Practice
Providing Care to Patients From Culturally and Linguistically
Diverse Backgrounds: Guidelines to Practice
This guide aims to enhance the delivery and quality of health care to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The information is not specific to any single cultural group, rather it presents guidelines to issues that may present in areas of health care, in which culture might make a difference.
(Cultural Diversity - a guide for health professionals presents cultural profiles on specific ethnic communities in Queensland).
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. The guidelines were compiled with the assistance of staff from various hospitals in South East Queensland, interpreters and consumers from various cultural backgrounds. The Checklists for Cultural Assessment is a companion to this popular resource.
Please note: as this publication was published in 1998 some of the contact details are dated. Click here for up-to-date contact details for a wide range of services.