Cultural competence resources
Fellows and registrars of the College are expected to have developed their cultural competence skills to a high level, and to continue to maintain this. The CPD programme includes the requirement that a small proportion of a doctor’s CPD activities include activities relating to cultural competence at an individually appropriate level. Various information on cultural competence training including Medical Council and Ministry of Health guidelines are to be found here.
The listed activities are a selection of online learning options for you to consider. These can be claimed in your CPD programme once completed.
Advice for GPs to create and maintain culturally competent general practices in New Zealand.
Cultural competence skills will help you to develop strong relationships with your patients and their families, leading to greater accuracy in diagnosis, improved treatment plans and greater continuity of care when consulting with people of cultural backgrounds that are different to your own.
Drawn from the ‘Māori trolley’ discussion facilitated by Dr Tane Taylor at RNZCGP Edcon, 2014.