CALD resources improve access to advance care planning


Coinciding with Multicultural Health Week, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has released a suite of translated resources to support Australia’s non-English speaking communities and empower them to take active control of their future health care.

Advance care planning information for individuals and their families has been translated in to 16 languages and includes audio, online and downloadable print resources to address the needs of Australia’s ageing, multicultural population.

ACPA publish resources in the following languages:

•          Arabic | العربية  

•          Cantonese | 粤语

•          Chinese (simplified) | 简体中文

•          Chinese (traditional)| 繁體中文

•          Croatian | HRVATSKI

•          Greek | ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΆ

•          Hindi | हिन्दी

•          Italian | ITALIANO

•          Macedonian | MАКЕДОНСКИ

•          Mandarin | 普通话

•          Polish | POLSKI

•          Russian | РУССКИЙ

•          Serbian | CРПСКИ

•          Spanish | ESPAÑOL

•          Tagalog (Filipino) | TAGALOG

•          Vietnamese | TIẾNG VIỆT

Australia has a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population, with many people born overseas and originating from non-English speaking countries. Access to CALD resources is critical to minimise the barriers that some communities face in making informed medical treatment decisions and receiving patient-centred care.

“All Australians, no matter their background, should be empowered to make their own medical treatment decisions. We hope that these translated resources will help start important conversations in our CALD communities and encourage more people to plan for their future health care,” said Linda Nolte, Program Director of Advance Care Planning Australia.

To access CALD resources, please scroll to the top of the page anywhere on the ACPA website and click on the link titled Other languages (next to the Advisory Service phone number).