Individual values, beliefs, and behaviours about health and well-being are shaped by various factors such as race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, socioeconomic status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, and occupation.
Cultural competence in health care is broadly defined as the ability of health practitioners to understand and integrate these factors into the delivery of healthcare practice.
Foundation Course in CULTURAL COMPETENCY (MĀORI) – Course Modules
Module 1 – Cultural Competence, Legislation and Māori History
This module provides an understanding of the culturally diverse population in New Zealand.
Module 2 – Making a Difference and Cultural Diversity
This module provides a more in-depth understanding of Māori culture.
Module 3 – Health Literacy, Cultural Communication
This module provides information about health literacy. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. More than 1,620,000 adult New Zealanders have low levels of health literacy.