Cultural safety and its importance for Australian midwifery practice.

@article{Phiri2010CulturalSA,
  title={Cultural safety and its importance for Australian midwifery practice.},
  author={Jasten Phiri and Elaine Dietsch and Ann Bonner},
  journal={Collegian},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          105-11
        }
}
Cultural safety is an important concept in health care that originated in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to address Maori consumer dissatisfaction with health care. In Australia and internationally, midwives are now expected to provide culturally safe midwifery care to all women. Historically, Australia has received large numbers of immigrants from the United Kingdom, European countries and the Middle East. There have also been refugees and immigrants from South-East Asia, and most recently, from… CONTINUE READING
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