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Culturally Safe Health Care Practice


McLeod, K and Williams, R and Dune, T, Culturally Safe Health Care Practice, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge, T Dune, K McLeod and R Williams (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 92-112. ISBN 978-0-367-68676-5 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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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 Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:health culture, safe practice
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological methodology and research methods
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:McLeod, K (Dr Kim McLeod)
UTAS Author:Williams, R (Mrs Robyn Williams)
ID Code:146767
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Sociology
Deposited On:2021-09-24
Last Modified:2021-10-18

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