Cultural Competence

Cultural Competency Guide for Health Care Professionals. Nova Scotia Department of Health.

While this guide is specific to Nova Scotia, it contains valuable information regarding cultural competency for health care professionals across Canada. The guide is divided into five self-contained sections, each applicable to different groups of professionals working in the primary health care system, including administrative staff as well as front line service providers.

http://www.healthteamnovascotia.ca/cultural_competence/Cultural_Competence_guide_for_Primary_Health_Care_Professionals.pdf

Cultural Safety Online Learning Modules. University of Victoria School of Nursing.

The school of Nursing presents three free Distance Study Modules on Cultural Safety. The purpose of these modules is to reflect on Aboriginal peoples’ experiences of colonization and racism as these relate to health and health care. The modules are designed for nurses, nursing students, and nursing instructors, as well as other health and human service workers, to explore the concept of cultural safety as it relates to nursing practice.

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod1/

web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod2/
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod3/

Cultural Diversity and Caregiving. Family Caregiver Alliance.

This audio seminar addresses diversity issues and caregiving and the cultural beliefs held by various groups about the care of older family members. It highlights caregiver support programs which have successfully implemented cultural outreach strategies and the lessons learned from these promising practices.

http://listserv.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=1880&expandnodeid=1853

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