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


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