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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Resources

The Australian Pain Society is keen to gather Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) resources suitable to assist with pain management in the community.

The list below is not exhaustive. If you are aware of other useful CALD resources which support the understanding and management of pain, please contact us.

Source Description Link/Download
Western Health (VIC) and CSIRO
  •  CALD Assist app
Developed for nursing and allied health professionals
  • CALD courses and resources developed for the New Zealand health workforce with the aim of developing cultural competencies for working with CALD patients/clients and their families, as well as for working in a culturally diverse workplace
Choosing Wisely
  • Translated resources: versions of the 5 questions you should consider asking your doctor or other healthcare provider
  • Pain Tool developed for the following Cultural Profiles:
    • Afghan, Burmese, Indian, Iraqi, Sri Lankan, Sudanese and Vietnamese Australians
Pain booklet developed by South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local (SEMML) to assist healthcare providers to assess pain patients who have low literacy levels, who are non-English speaking, the elderly and those with disabilities. This booklet provides general background advice as well as specific information about a number of cultural backgrounds, highlighting differences in communication and health beliefs and practices. Pictorial images (relating to pain) are provided to help with communication between the healthcare provider and their patient.
  • Report: Pain Management Network Multicultural report 2015
  • Pain Network Brainman videos and Pain Toolkit translations, SEP15
    • Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Mandarin and Vietnamese



The Pain Toolkit
  • The Pain Toolkit resource has been, and continues to be, translated into several different languages