Cultural Safety in Healthcare

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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 explains why cultural safety is the key to respectful relationships, and provides practical information on how to facilitate cultural safety.


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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 Published28 February 2023
Updated28 February 2023
28 February 2025
Learning Tools
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
Cultural Diversity