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Time to unshackle colonial tags
There are hundreds of First Nations in Australia which are rendered invisible under the colonial tags of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or Indigenous. These tags are culturally dangerous because they diminish, demean, and devalue the cultural diversity of First Nations peoples who never ceded sovereignty. It is time to remove these colonial tags from Australian governance attitudes and work towards cultural provenance which means to privilege the local cultural voice of First Nations peoples.
The universality of cultural safety – based on the assumption of homogeneous indigeneity – is culturally dangerous.Dr Mark J Lock & Ms Atalanta Lloyd-Haynes
More than patient communication
The figure below literally shows the governance points and pathways of a healthcare system. Patient communication is one aspect of healthcare, yet cultural training programs focus almost solely on patient communication. What about cultural safety in all the invisible routines of governance?
The Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Security Framework demonstrates what applying cultural safety to healthcare governance looks like. It’s complicated, complex, and convoluted. It’s far more than patient communication! Look at the Voice of the Clinician Project where I mapped the committee structures in healthcare governance: cultural safety can be enabled through good committee governance but it requires a critical philosophical lens to see the structures of governance.
Cultural Safety Journal Article Feed
Improving antenatal engagement for Aboriginal women in Australia: A scoping review
Midwifery; 12/01/2020(AN S0266613820301972); ISSN: 02666138ScienceDirect
Community sport and physical activity programs as sites of integration: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research conducted with forced migrants
Psychology of Sport & Exercise; 11/01/2020(AN S1469029220301655); ISSN: 14690292ScienceDirect
Improving Cultural Safety of Diabetes Care in Indigenous Populations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States: A Systematic Rapid Review
Canadian Journal of Diabetes; 10/01/2020(AN S1499267119307300); ISSN: 14992671ScienceDirect
“We’re very much part of the team here”: A culture of respect for Indigenous health workforce transforms Indigenous health care.
PloS one; 09/22/2020(AN 32960933); ISSN: 1932-6203MEDLINE Complete
Improving the response of primary care providers to rural First Nation women who experience intimate partner violence: a qualitative study.
BMC women’s health; 09/21/2020(AN 32957935); ISSN: 1472-6874MEDLINE Complete
It is time to get an independent and ethically rigorous research approach to investigating how cultural safety can be enabled through healthcare governance. Email me today to start the yarn about culturally safe governance.
“Cultural safety is an approach to medical training that encourages practitioners to examine how their own culture shapes their clinical practice and how to respect their patients’ worldviews.”Juan Pimentel, Camila Kairuz, Claudia Merchán, Daniel Vesga, Camilo Correal, Germán Zuluaga, Iván Sarmiento & Neil Andersson (2020) The Experience of Colombian Medical Students in a Pilot Cultural Safety Training Program: A Qualitative Study Using the Most Significant Change Technique, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, DOI: 10.1080/10401334.2020.1805323