Cross currents

Australia, 1989

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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
This video examines the problems encountered by First Nations and overseas-born Australians when dealing with the health care system. Health care professionals discuss the importance of providing interpreting services, of the need for cross-cultural communication training, and the need for health services to encourage the employment of staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The video dramatises some of the drastic consequences of doctors and health professionals not communicating effectively with patients from other cultural backgrounds.

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