A widespread cultural competency programme/learning module that is made available for a wide range of staff throughout the organisation. It is a requirement by various professional boards, but there isn't formalised programmes anymore. Tieing in with more international staff being employed, it gives them the confidence and knowledge of how to better recognise the values of different cultures and how they connect with the health care system.
Why the contribution is important
It is an area of improvement and will be seen/implemented by the clinical staff if this is done correctly. I do not see and believe that all patients and whanau are getting the best cultural care provided. The funding and resourcing has been restricted throughout the region in this area. It was previously run by the Maori health team at Capital and Coast DHB where I was previously employed.
by IndiaM on November 04, 2022 at 05:21PM