Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are prevalent in many locations and require adaption of existing materials and service models in order to overcome cultural barriers and optimise learning of self-management of chronic pain.
The South Eastern Melbourne Medical Local produced a very helpful tool to help health professionals assess pain in people with low literacy or non-English speaking backgrounds. You can download it here:
- Pain Communication Tool (South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local)
The NSW ACI has developed pain management programs and a complete toolkit for the top four languages identified in the state. These multicultural resources for clinicians can be downloaded here:
- DASS Translations Depression and Anxiety questionnaire tool can be accessed in other languages for patients from culturally diverse communities
- Pain Management Network Multicultural Report 2015 (NSW ACI)
- Local Health District Multicultural Pain Management Education Programs Run through Sydney Local Health Districts contact Jenni Johnson at NSW ACI to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9464 9464