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Year 2019
Author(s) Coopes.A
Topic(s) Medical Professionalism and Culture Safety |
Book/Journal Croakey Blog
Resource Type Other
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Abstract

Cultural safety is about so much than embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Māori culture in a health service; it is also about the responsibility of non-Indigenous people and systems to recognise and address racism, bias and privilege.

This was the resounding message from a session at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s recent annual scientific meeting in Hobart, where a panel of Indigenous health care workers from Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand shared their lived experiences of institutional racism and urged colleagues to do better, by each other and for their patients.