Information for Health Professionals - Advance Care Planning and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Our Hospital has prepared two educational videos to help health professionals understand how to have conversations about Advance Care Planning with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
This video for health professionals explores the benefits of Advance Care Planning and how to discuss this with patients with different cultural and religious beliefs and attitudes.
This video for health professionals explores how best to discuss Advance Care Planning with patients who are not proficient in the English language. It identifies how to use a professional interpreter and why this is important.
These videos were the outcome of research we undertook in 2016/17 with Greek, Mandarin and Cantonese communities exploring how we can improve Advance Care Planning with CALD communities. The research highlighted the need to use professional interpreters and bilingual health professionals to facilitate these conversations.