Dr Danielle Arabena recently spoke with medical
anthropologist and thought-leader Professor Gregory Phillips about Indigenous health equality and the importance of health professionals working with Indigenous knowledge being appropriately supported by the health care and governance systems they are working within.
Gregory acknowledged there is confusion around the meaning of terms cultural safety, cultural awareness, cultural competence, cultural capability, culturally appropriate, cultural awareness and cultural proficiency.
“Put simply, cultural safety is not about culture, it is about racism and sovereignty. Cultural safety refers to addressing racism and unconscious bias in the enabling environment delivering policy or services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples…”. Read more here.