Cultural respect and related concepts: a brief summary of the literature

Published in the HealthBulletin Journal
Posted on:
10 October, 2005
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Neil Thomson

Extract from introduction

Shortcomings in the way that the health care system addresses the needs of Australia’s Indigenous peoples have been recognised for many years… The Australian cultural respect framework [has] benefited not only from the earlier work undertaken in Western Australia on cultural security, but also related developments in other countries – particularly the concepts of cultural safety in New Zealand and cultural competence in the United States. It is important, therefore, to provide a general review of cultural respect and related concepts… View review