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Culturally Safe Health Care Practice

McLeod, K ORCID: 0000-0001-6922-7615, Williams, R and Dune, T 2021 , 'Culturally Safe Health Care Practice', 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. 92-112.

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Abstract

In this chapter students begin to link their previous understandings to practical outcomes and goals. The chapter highlights how an ongoing, lifelong process of self-reflection and critical thinking enables the principles of cultural safety (as described in Chapters 4 and 5) to be translated into health care practice. Students will be given the opportunity to explore what it means to embed the principles of cultural safety in individual health care practice, organisational policy and processes and health care systems. This chapter will therefore include practical and applied approaches to working with diverse populations that highlight the importance of client-centred and flexible approaches. Students will explore the relevance and place of partnerships and advocacy in their health profession and careers. Case studies will provide students with opportunities to assess cultural safety in themselves, health care environments and systems. Students will also engage with multimedia in order to enhance their understandings of the process of acquiring and developing cultural safety as a lifelong journey and undertake activities to assist them in identifying the areas where they require further work.

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