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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.

 

 

Community profiles

Title Community Profiles for Health Care Providers
Publisher Queensland Health
Description

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.

Date 2011
   
Title Cultural Dimensions of Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Natal Care: Community Profiles
Publisher Queensland Health
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.
Date 2009
   
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. 
Date 2003
   
Title Community Profiles: Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Australia
Publisher Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
Description

A compilation of links to profiles on more than 160 immigrant and refugee communities in Australia available on various Australian (and some international) websites

Date undated

 

Title Karen-Burmese Refugees - an orientation for health workers and volunteers
Part one  Part two  Part three
Publisher Queensland Health
Description Information about the Karen-Burmese refugees culture, living conditions and health risks.
Date 2006
Title Multicultural who's who
Publisher Queensland Health
Description

A summary of groups, organisations and services in Queensland.

Date 2007
 

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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.