Cultural Respect and Cultural Safety

6 Sep 2017

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;

Download or Print PDF