Cultural safety in practice with children, families and communities

Early Childhood Development Intercultural Partnerships, Dr. Jessica Ball.

Unlike the linked concepts of cultural sensitivity or cultural competence, which may contribute to a service recipient’s experiences, cultural safety is an outcome. Regardless of how culturally sensitive, attuned or informed we think we have been as a service professional or investigator, the concept of cultural safety asks: How safe did the service recipient experience an encounter in terms of being respected and assisted in having their cultural location, values, and preferences taken into account?

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