Cultural Respect and Cultural Safety
CRANAplus would like to acknowledge the input and endorsement by the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) for this position paper.
This paper acknowledges that racism is a social determinant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and advocates for health professionals, to have a shared understanding of cultural respect, and provide culturally safe health care specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ needs.
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a right to access quality health care and will do so when they feel respected and culturally safe.
Our full position can be found in the pdf below;