Health Consumers’ Council is committed to supporting services to assist with effective engagement and care provision to people from diverse cultures. We recognise that their voice is often left unheard, for example, WA’s Patient Experience in Health Survey specifically excludes people requiring and interpreter. We also have significant concerns about the poor uptake of interpreters in health services and how this impacts on people being able to provide informed consent as patients. Research in the area is also very limited. We have developed a range of forums and workshops to address this. Click on the links below to find out more.
Supporting cultural diversity in healthcare
Patient Centred Care and Cultural Competency
Refugee and Humanitarian Entrant Research Alliance (RAHERA)
Let’s Talk Culture Seminar Series