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Cultural Competence and Patient Safety - ABCD for Cultural Assessment

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Patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (including Aboriginal Peoples) may experience significant barriers to accessing and using healthcare services and suffer adverse events including medication errors, misdiagnosis and healthcare-associated infections.

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Australia is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse nations in the world. Almost 30% of the population were born overseas, over 300 languages are spoken, and over 120 religions practised. Although all Australians have the right to equitable healthcare, patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (including Aboriginal Peoples) may experience significant barriers to accessing and using healthcare services and suffer adverse events including medication errors, misdiagnosis and healthcare-associated infections.

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Tracy Levett-Jones
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is the Director of the Research Centre for Health Professional Education at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include: belongingness, clinical reasoning, empathy, interprofessional education, cultural competence, simulation and patient safety. Tracy has authored ten books, the most recent being 'Clinical Reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse' and Critical Conversations for Patient Safety'; as well as over 200 book chapters, reports and peer reviewed journal articles. Tracy has been the recipient of multiple teaching and learning awards and has been awarded over two million dollars in grant funding.
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Alison Callcott
22 Jul 2019
This resource was information and helpful for both a nursing professional and also a vocational teacher
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Saleena Shrestha
07 Sep 2021
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Tehseen Amerman
12 Dec 2021
The course is informative and I learnt new things. How ever no matter how many new or old tools are added to our assessments, if hospitals do not allow time for these assessments, that's all they are, assessments done as items are marked off at lightening speed without the real understanding.
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Venessa Bourke
09 Aug 2021
Great information
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Naomi Robertson
21 Oct 2021
Very helpful
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Eva MINAH
28 Aug 2021
Good to be updated
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Jesun TANDOC
22 Jul 2020
This resource helps me to gained more knowledge on how to improve communication with CALD consumer and avoiding stereotyping and how to undertake cultural assessment with the help of healthcare professionals delivering safe and person Centred care to all people regardless to their culture, language, race or ethnicity
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Donna Wright
14 Aug 2021
Great. Brief and to the point.
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08 Oct 2021
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