• To understand the concept of cultural safety
• To consider ways to ensure that your practice incorporates cultural safety
• To contribute towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD (UK readers)
• To contribute towards your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)
People from minority groups frequently experience adversity in various aspects of their lives, including when accessing healthcare services. Culture has a significant role in all healthcare encounters between nurses, multidisciplinary teams, and children and young people and their families.
This article defines culture and explains the importance of considering people’s cultural values, beliefs and practices when providing care. It outlines the principles of cultural safety – an approach that incorporates ideas such as cultural awareness, sensitivity and competence – and describes how it can enhance the care of children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2022.e1407Peer review
This article has been subject to open peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software
De D, Richardson J (2022) Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for children and young people. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2022.e1407
Published online: 04 July 2022
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now