Cultural Safety in Aged Care

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Lecture Overview

Culturally safe practice involves recognising and respecting the cultural identities of others and safely meeting their needs, expectations and rights. It's a crucial concept in healthcare, particularly when caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In this session, registered nurse and lecturer Natalie Conley looks at the importance of cultural safety in an aged care context, addressing the impacts of ageism and stigma towards older people.


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Natalie Conley View profile
Natalie Conley is a registered nurse and lecturer in mental health and addictions and cultural safety for First Nations People with the Nursing and Midwifery team at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland. She has extensive experience in forensic mental health and intellectual disability nursing. Natalie is currently finalising her PhD in the field of forensic intellectual disability nursing.
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First Published16 March 2023
Updated16 March 2023
16 March 2025
Learning Tools
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Cultural Diversity