Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for people with a learning disability
CPD Previous    

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for people with a learning disability

Diana De @TheDianaDe Senior lecturer in adult nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Victoria Jones Learning disability nurse, family and systemic psychotherapist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Caerleon, Wales
Jim Richardson Retired senior lecturer, Children and young person’s nursing, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, London, England

Culture has an important role at every level of healthcare. It can have a significant effect on the interactions between nurses, other staff members in the multidisciplinary team, people with learning disabilities and their family members. This article outlines the concept of cultural safety and how it can enable learning disability nurses to work more effectively with people with a learning disability and their families. The authors provide specific tools which learning disability nurses can use to ensure that they consider diversity when providing care, thereby enhancing healthcare outcomes.

Learning Disability Practice. 24, 6, 31-40. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2021.2162

Correspondence

DeD@cardiff.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Permission

To reuse this article or for information about reprints and permissions, please contact permissions@rcni.com

Write for us

For information about writing for RCNi journals, contact writeforus@rcni.com

For author guidelines, go to rcni.com/writeforus

RCNi Learning

For related learning modules, go to rcnilearning.com

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or