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Principles of Cultural Safety

Williams, R, Dune, T and McLeod, K ORCID: 0000-0001-6922-7615 2021 , 'Principles of Cultural Safety', in T Dune and K McLeod and R Williams (eds.), Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care , Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 53-72.

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Abstract

This chapter will formally introduce students to the theory of cultural safety as an interdisciplinary and interprofessional model of health care. The history, contention, criticisms of, and necessity for cultural safety will also be discussed, along with related topics of racism, White privilege, discrimination and power. The principles of cultural safety, including social justice, trust, respect, self-awareness, and self-reflection, will be discussed in relation to forming the basis of culturally safe practice. The need for robust partnerships negotiated with diverse groups of people and their respective health needs will also be highlighted as a key component of cultural safety. Furthermore, this chapter will include a focus on the availability, accessibility and acceptability of health care for diverse populations as a health equity issue. Mind maps and other resources will also be used to explore ways in which the cultural values, attitudes and beliefs of individuals, health care organisations and health systems can impact and shape health care relationships.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Williams, R and Dune, T and McLeod, K
Keywords: safe culture, helath
Publisher: Routledge
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