2.6 Resources


  1. Browse through a refugee health guide for health care practitioners:
    Migrant Health Guide (Web-based United Kingdom refugee health guide that aims to help health practitioners, developed by the Health Protection Agency) https://www.gov.uk/topic/health-protection/migrant-health-guide
  2. Understand cultural competency in health:
    Cultural Competency in Health: A helpful practical guide for policy, partnerships and participation (Australian Government-National Health and Medical Research Council https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/cultural-competency-health
  3. Read this journal article on common mental health problems faced by refugees and immigrants:
    This article provides a practical overview and highlights the importance of communication and provides guidelines on cross cultural communication. http://www.cmaj.ca/content/183/12/E824


  1. Dr. Patricia Walker of the Minnesota Refugee Program:
    Crossing Cultures: Tips for the Clinician Performing a Cross Cultural Interview:L-E-A-R-N Model Crossing Cultures video

Communication Support Tool

  1. Watch how Google Translate is revolutionizing the way we communicate.
    Inside Google Translate”  Two 2-minute video clips explaining how Google Translate works and how it can be used to translate between languages.

    1. http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq1dow1vTHY
    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijOWfO3Frk