Health care provider and consumer understandings of cultural safety and cultural competency in health care: An Australian study

Johnstone, M and Kanitsaki, O 2007, 'Health care provider and consumer understandings of cultural safety and cultural competency in health care: An Australian study', Journal of Cultural Diversity, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 96-105.


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Title Health care provider and consumer understandings of cultural safety and cultural competency in health care: An Australian study
Author(s) Johnstone, M
Kanitsaki, O
Year 2007
Journal name Journal of Cultural Diversity
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 96
End page 105
Total pages 10
Publisher Tucker Publications
Abstract There is increasing recognition in Australia that racial and ethnic minority groups experience significant disparities in health and health care compared with the average population and that the Australian health care system needs to be more responsive to the health and care needs of these groups. The paper presents the findings of a year long study that explored what providers and recipients of health care know and understand about the nature and implications of providing culturally safe and competent health care to minority racial and ethnic groups in Victoria, Australia. Analysis of the data obtained from interviewing 145 participants recruited from over 17 different organizational sites revealed a paucity of knowledge and understanding of this issue and the need for a new approach to redress the status quo.
Keyword(s) Cultural safety
cultural competency
minorities
health outcomes
Australia
ISSN 1071-5568
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