Cultural Safety as an Ethic of Care

A Praxiological Process

Rosemary Mceldowney, Margaret Connor

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    New writings broadening the construct of cultural safety, a construct initiated in Aotearoa New Zealand, are beginning to appear in the literature. Therefore, it is considered timely to integrate these writings and advance the construct into a new theoretical model. The new model reconfigures the constructs of cultural safety and cultural competence as an ethic of care informed by a postmodern perspective. Central to the new model are three interwoven, co-occurring components: an ethic of care, which unfolds within a praxiological process shaped by the context. Context is expanded through identifying the three concepts of relationality, generic competence, and collectivity, which are integral to each client-nurse encounter. The competence associated with cultural safety as an ethic of care is always in the process of development. Clients and nurses engage in a dialogue to establish the level of cultural safety achieved at given points in a care trajectory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)342-349
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
    Volume22
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

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    Mceldowney, Rosemary ; Connor, Margaret. / Cultural Safety as an Ethic of Care : A Praxiological Process. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 342-349.
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    Cultural Safety as an Ethic of Care : A Praxiological Process. / Mceldowney, Rosemary; Connor, Margaret.

    In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 22, No. 4, 01.10.2011, p. 342-349.

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