Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for children and young people
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Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for children and young people

Diana De Senior lecturer in adult nursing, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Jim Richardson Retired senior lecturer, Children and Young Persons Nursing, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, London, England

Why you should read this article:
  • 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.e1407

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DeD@cardiff.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

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

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