Friday, August 26, 2016

Informed consent and challenges for people from CALD backgrounds

We held a meeting of our Health of Older People Consumer Reference Group on recently. The area of focus was the experiences of care of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. We have members of the multicultural community participate in discussion and Yelin and Sandra from the HCCA team ran an excellent role play that showed us how difficult it is to make informed decisions about your care when you do not understand the language.
Thank you to our colleagues from the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum and ACT Health for contributing to the session. Your input was very important to increasing our understanding of the issues faced by health consumers from CALD backgrounds.



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