31st July 2020

Cultural Safety Article Alert – 31st July 2020

By DrMJLock

Always interesting to try and keep up with publications where cultural safety and cultural security are used.

Cultural safety is cited in: A Canadian article about the “Canadian Senior Renal Leaders Community of Practice” focused on translating evidence into clinical practice and policy; a Canadian ebook about health promotion; an American article about Vietnamese political incorporation; and an Australian thesis about diabetic retinopathy screening.

The most interesting aspect of the article about Vietnamese political incorporation in America (Outsiders no more?) was the phrase “constructing a culturally safe zone to fight against racial violence”. How interesting! There is so much activity in the construction of cultural safety discourse that it seems like a culturally safe zone, only more analysis will reveal the quality of the construction! #culturalsafety


Canadian Senior Renal Leaders Community of Practice: Vulnerable Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease—Evidence to Inform Policy
R Erdmann, L Morrin, R Harvey, L Joya, A Clifford… – Canadian Journal of Kidney …, 2020

‘To further support respectful and effective partnership-building, the IPERC [Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council] commissioned a working group to develop Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj (wah-bish-kih biish-ih-goo skaanch), a learning pathway to enhance researchers’ knowledge and awareness of racial biases, Indigenous voices and stories, the impact of colonization on Indigenous health, and culturally safe health research practices.
” Outsiders No More?”: The Discourse of Political Incorporation of Vietnamese Refugees in the United States (1975–2020)
LTH Tran – Journal of Asian American Studies, 2020
…As pointed out in a few studies, the creation of ethnic communities in the United States not only provided Vietnamese refugees with valuable opportunities to get financial and emotional support, retain Vietnamese culture, and develop ethnic entrepreneurship but also helped them cohere as a racialized ethnic group, constructing a cultural safety zone to fight against racial violence.
Edelman and Kudzma’s Canadian Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span-E-Book
S Dames, RNMPH Edd, M Luctkar-Flude, J Tyerman – 2020

… Providing cultural safety is historically grounded in the decolonization of health care spaces for Indigenous people (FNHA, 2019), but also applies to other population groups facing discrimination,…(p. 27)
Fresh eyes: A human-centred design approach to diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care
C Villalba – 2020 – Thesis

‘Gray & Oprescu’s review of the role of non-Indigenous researchers in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research suggests non-Indigenous researchers need to implement research that is culturally safe, acknowledges and address power imbalances between western and Indigenous ways of knowing, and support capacity building as well as institutional change (Gray & Oprescu, 2016).’

Citation: Gray, M., & Oprescu, F. (2016). Role of non-Indigenous researchers in Indigenous health research in Australia: A review of the literature. Australian Health Review, 40(4), 459–465. ‘To truly ‘close the gap’, appropriate and culturally safe research that empowers Indigenous Australians and allows them to have a key role in the discovery of and decision making about their own health reforms is required.’

That’s it for today’s articles. Let me know if a link is broken: mailto:marklock@committix.com