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Guidelines and Policies

Cultural Competency in health: A guide for policy, partnerships and participation
NHMRC
The Guide will help policy makers and managers with culturally competent policy and plannning at all levels of the health system.

Toolkits and Protocols

Access to health care for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers
British Medical Association

Culture, Diversity & Health Disparities in Medicine
Bioethics Resources on the Web

Detained people
British Medical Association

Diversity Health Institute
The Diversity Health Institute (DHI) is a consortium of public health organisations that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.

Ethics Expertise and Cultural Competence
American Medical Association

Palliative care
Australian Indigenous Health Info Net

Palliative care and culturally and linguistically diverse communities [PDF]
Palliative Care Australia
Position of Palliative Care Australia on palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Prisoners’ Health
Ethics & Health Law News

Refugees
Ethics & Health Law News

Papers, Reports and Books

Approaching Death in a Multicultural Environment
(2003) MJA 179 (6 Suppl): s14
Author: J Norelle Lickiss
Article on the need for education and training in palliative care to focus on cultural competence.

Ethics and Advance Care Planning in a Culturally Diverse Society
(2009) J Transcult Nurs 20: 405
Authors: Megan-Jane Johnstone and Olga Kanitsaki
Attempts to address the issue of a failure to give attention to cross-cultural considerations in advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Ethnic and Cultural Differences: The Middle East
Clinical Ethics – 400:289

Journal of  Transcultural Nursing
Transcultural Nursing Society
The Journal of Transcultural Nursing is the official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society. It is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal with the mission to advance new knowledge about the relationship between social and cultural factors of health in order to improve the healthcare of persons of all cultures.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: CALD Resources
RACGP
Provides a list of journal articles on cultural and linguistic diversity: on care, communication and competence.

Vietnamese Culture and then some…
Clinical Ethics – 400:289

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