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Table 3 Professional development interventions

From: Health workforce cultural competency interventions: a systematic scoping review

Publication Other Training Mentoring/Supervision
Abbott (2014) [39]   An intervention to explore (general practitioner) GP Supervisors and Medical Educators attention to cultural competency when providing supervision to Medical Registrars. Participants viewed a simulated consultation between an Aboriginal patient and GP Registrar highlighting inadequacies in communication and cultural awareness and documented teaching points to prioritize in supervision in response to the video consultation.
Dingwall (2015) [42] Evaluated the effects of training in a culturally adapted Indigenous e-mental health application on Indigenous and non- Indigenous service providers’ awareness, perceived knowledge and confidence in using the app with Indigenous clients.  
Hinton (2012) [41] Evaluated the effects of an Indigenous specific “Yarning about Mental Health” training for the Australian Drug and Alcohol workforce providing culturally appropriate strategies and tools for understanding mental health, promoting wellbeing, and delivering brief, evidence-based interventions.  
Liaw (2015) [52] Participating medical practices partook in a cultural respect workshop which provided orientation to the ‘Ways of Thinking Ways of Doing’ clinical re-design program designed to improve the cultural competency of General Practices. Participating practices received support from a cultural mentor to guide the clinical re-design process.
Viets (2009) [53]   A university-based, culturally centred mentorship program which aimed to train and mentor junior faculty and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to conduct addictions-related research projects for Native American, Latino and rural communities and to develop culturally supported interventions (CSI) or adapted empirically supported interventions (ESI) for these communities.
McRae (2008) [51] Pharmacists received training in culturally appropriate teaching strategies then delivered a culturally appropriate program designed to educate Aboriginal Health Workers about cardiovascular medicines management for Aboriginal people.  
Salman (2007) [48] Alongside general cultural competency training, this intervention included training in ethno-geriatric care.  
Wu (2006) [43]   Individual cultural education sessions were provided to residents where language or cultural issues that emerged during specific clinical encounters were reviewed with the cultural educator.