An understanding of the health beliefs of multicultural communities is an important element in developing a culturally competent workforce.
Below you will find community profiles which describe the health beliefs and health status of Queensland's culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
|Title||Community Profiles for Health Care Providers|
A series of 18 cultural profiles that aim to assist health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.
|Title||Cultural Dimensions of Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Care: Community Profiles|
|Description||Community profiles developed as part of the Multicultural Clinical Support Resource folder Cultural Dimensions of Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Care chapter. Focuses on pregnancy and birth-related health practices and beliefs.|
|Title||Cultural Diversity: A Guide for Health Professionals|
|Publisher||Queensland Health and University of Queensland|
|Description||The guide 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. Contains 18 community profiles.|
|Date||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. Community Profiles for Health Care Providers contains up-to-date information on 18 culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.|
|Title||Community information summaries|
|Publisher||Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs|
|Description||A profile of 145 diverse communities residing in Australia.|
|Title||Community Profiles: Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Australia|
|Publisher||Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit|
A compilation of links to profiles on more than 160 immigrant and refugee communities in Australia available on various Australian (and some international) websites
|Title||Karen-Burmese Refugees - an orientation for health workers and volunteers|
|Part one Part two Part three|
|Description||Information about the Karen-Burmese refugees culture, living conditions and health risks.|
|Title||Multicultural who's who|
A summary of groups, organisations and services in Queensland.