Communicating with non-English speaking clients

Interpreting Wellington and Regional Public Health invite you to a special workshop on how to use interpreters in a clinical context, in order to meet the requirements of human rights and sign language legislation.

Come and join us for a varied programme including an interpreting demonstration and interaction with your colleagues. We will help you identify the risks of using clients’ family and friends as BYO interpreters, and will give you some tools for working with interpreters to get the best possible communications with your clients.

This workshop is one of a series offered under the Regional Action Plan for Refugee Health and Well-Being.

Monday 31 May 2021Hutt Valley DHB Learning Centre Room 29am to 12noon
Wednesday 8 September 2021Hutt Valley DHB Learning Centre Room 29am to 12noon

This workshop is suitable for anyone working with refugee patients (clinical and non-clinical staff).

Registration is free. Morning tea is provided. For a registration form and to assist with catering, please RSVP 1 week prior to:

Download the flyer here.

This workshop has been endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 3 hours for General Practice Education Programme Stage 2 (formerly AVE) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Introduction to Public Health Nursing in New Zealand

Regional Public Health & Whitireia have put together ‘Introduction to Public Health Nursing in New Zealand’ - a FREE eLearning course able to be done in participants’ own time.

Available now, the course explores prevention, health determinants, national and international strategies that unpack public health nurses’ role and the Public Health Knowledge and Skills Framework.

The course will initially be available to Ko Awatea LEARN users before being rolled out to other DHB’s through their eLearning systems.

Log into Ko Awatea LEARN to get started here.

RPH would like to acknowledge the following contributors to the course:

  • Tessa-Jane Dennes, Team Leader, Regional Public Health
  • Leaha North, Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional Public Health
  • Liz Read, Nurse Manager Child Health Team, Hawke's Bay District Health Board
  • Linda St. George, Clinical Nurse Educator, Child Health Team, Hawke's Bay District Health Board
  • Karen Cardno, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Child Health Team, Hawke's Bay District Health Board
  • Laurie Mahoney, Public Health Nurse Te Punaka Oraka, Southern District Health Board, and Senior Lecturer Otago Polytechnic
  • Kere Bennett, Public Health Nurse, Regional Public Health
  • Rhonda Mikoz, Public Health Nurse, Canterbury District Health Board
  • Dr Elizabeth Asbury, Academic Project Manager Faculty of Health, Whitireia New Zealand
  • Georgina Orsborn, Senior Nursing Lecturer and eLearning developer, Whitireia New Zealand.
Last updated 13 May 2021.