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Activities 3.5: Cultural competence: working well with cultural diversity

A: Cross-cultural communication

Read the list of suggestions for improving cross-cultural communication in a health care setting. What other suggestions can you think of that would apply to your own practicum setting? Add these to your Portfolio.

B: Cultural safety

Find out if your host organisation has included the issue of cultural safety in its policies and practices. List examples and enter them into your Portfolio. How do the policies compare with the list developed as part of the Australian Government's Charter of Public Service in a Culturally Diverse Society? If you would like to know more about culturally responsive government services, visit http://www.immi.gov.au/multicultural/_inc/pdf_doc/publications/charter/practice.pdf. Add your discussion to your Portfolio.


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