Western Medicine

Courses tagged with "Western Medicine"

Release date: October 2019
Estimated completion time*: 2 hrs

Learn how to work more sensitively and effectively with migrant, refugee and asylum seeker patients. This resource includes the perspectives and stories of a diverse range of individuals, and also provides relevant facts and practical strategies for objectives such as good cross-cultural communication and facilitating easier navigation of the healthcare system.

*The estimated completion time is an approximate guide and does not account for time spent on optional additional readings and activities.

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Tags: Category 1 Educational activities Refugee Migrant Asylum Seeker Muslim Middle-Eastern Trauma Detention Centre Humanitarian Human Rights Intercultural Communication Cross-Cultural Communication Religion Culture Interpreters Interpretation Inheritance Translation Healthcare Access Racism Cultural Competence Cultural Safety Cultural Sensitivity Stereotyping Western Medicine Asian Jewish Identity Health Beliefs

  • The facts about migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and New Zealand
  • How to communicate effectively with these patient groups while demonstrating respect for their cultures
  • Strategies and advice regarding working with interpreters, facilitating navigation of the healthcare system, and more
Contributors Working Group
  • Dr Andrew Watkins (Chair)
  • Mrs Gulnara Abbasova
  • Dr Fahid Hashem
  • Dr Kristen Lindsay
  • Dr Rowena Silcock
  • Dr Mitchell Smith
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