Quick Links

Annotated list of links

APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations.

Buddhist Healing , a document by Steven Lane

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology: Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin

Center For Cross-Cultural Research Dr. Walter J. Lonner, Director

CCHCP: Cross Cultural Health Care Program

CCHCP: Cross Cultural Health Care Program: Training Programs

Cross Cultural Psychology: A collection of sites researched and suggested by students in the Spring 1998 Cross Cultural Psychology class at Towson University.

Crossing the Gate of Death in Chinese Buddhist Culture By Dr. Yutang Lin

Assuring Cultural Competence in Health Care: Recommendations for National Standards and an Outcomes-Focused Research Agenda

Cultural Competency and diversity Task Force

Directory of resources in cultural diversity and cultural competence

Diversity Healthcare and Social Services Links

Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

Cultural Competency and Diversity Task Force (Missouri Institute of Mental Health Program In Consumer Studies and Training)

EthnoMed: Ethnic Medicine Guide Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
(The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. For a summary of these groups see Features of Major Refugee and Immigrant Groups Seen at Central Seattle Health Clinics.)

Queensland Health Fact File:
Guidelines to Practice Providing Care to Patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. This is a reference booklet on linguistic and cultural issues in hospital care. It is designed to inform and guide staff to enhance the quality and cultural sensitivity of health care. Target Audience: Health professionals in hospital settings

Harvard Review of Psychiatry:
Exploring a Model to Improve Diversity among Trainees in Psychiatry

Links to Related Sites:
There are numerous government and non-government bodies linked to the ATHMN site. However, a large number of these organisations (such as the Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities) have established their own websites.
The link to the Commonwealth Mental Health Branch (for example) is very important for those who are interested in government policies. Other websites are still reliant on the ATHMN website for information content, via links to other pages within the ATHMN site, which are listed here.

(Document in PDF format)
Checklist for Cultural Assessment :
A booklet produced for Queensland Health by the Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The University of Queensland. It derives from research conducted to identify cultural and linguistic issues among people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, which affect their use of hospital services, their understanding of procedures within hospitals, and the quality of care provided to them.

(Document in PDF format)
Beyond Medical Interpretation:
The role of Interpreter Cultural Mediators (ICMs) in building bridges between ethnic communities and health institutions Selecting, training and supporting key outreach staff Community House Calls
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington.

Ethnic Medicine Guide
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington:
Mental Health Issues of Resettled Refugees By Richard Ater, RN
University of Washington, November 18, 1998

Pearls of Cross Cultural Care (collection of links pertaining to Clinical Cross-Cultural work)

A series of six features about and 12 personal essays from women worldwide, "Voices Heard" culminated in Monitor Radio's coverage of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, 1995.

Therapeutic group work with adolescent refugees in the context of war and its stresses.

EthnoMed: Topics in General Cross Cultural Health Care

Transcultural Mental Health On-Line

Queensland Health has sponsored the development of the following 3 guides to support the provision of culturally-sensitive health care in hospitals and community health services.

Queensland Government, Queensland Health:
Multicultural Health Resources

SPTP: Suicice Prevention Training Program
Provides suicide prevention training programs in Alberta, Canada and around the world.