In this second edition of Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand, editor Dianne Wepa presents a range of theoretical and practice-based perspectives adopted by experienced educators who are active in cultural safety education. Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest methods and research, this edition reflects updates in government policies and nursing practices, and features new chapters on ethical considerations when working cross-culturally, as well as the legislative requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Each chapter includes key terms and concepts, practice examples providing content from healthcare workers' everyday experiences, reflective questions to encourage the assimilation of ideas into practice, and references to allow further exploration of the issues discussed. Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand will equip students, tutors, managers, policy analysts and others involved in the delivery of healthcare with the tools to acknowledge the importance of cultural difference in achieving health and well-being in diverse communities.
Dianne Wepa (Hawkes Bay District Health Board)
Cambridge University Press
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2nd Revised edition
18 May 2015
Professional and scholarly
Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Towards cultural safety Irihapeti Ramsden; 2. Cultural safety and the Nursing Council of New Zealand Liz Banks and Maureen Kelly; 3. Cultural safety: daring to be different Elaine Papps; Part II. The Foundations of Cultural Safety: 4. Cultural safety and continuing competence Rachael Vernon and Elaine Papps; 5. Culture and ethnicity: what is the question? Dianne Wepa; 6. Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi 1840: its influence on health practice Denise Wilson and Riripeti Haretuku; 7. Exploring prejudice, understanding paradox and working towards new possibilities Deb Spence; 8. Navigating the ethics in cultural safety Ruth De Souza; 9. Being a culturally safe researcher Robin Kearns and Isabel Dyck; Part III. Fields of Practice: 10. Child, youth and family health care Ruth Crawford; 11. Cultural safety in mental health: a practice example Fran Richardson, Rosemary McEldowney and Thelma Puckey; 12. Midwifery practice Katarina Jean Te Huia; 13. Culturally safe care for ethnically and religiously diverse communities Ruth De Souza; 14. Working with the aged: lessons from residential care Liz Kiata and Ngaire Kerse; 15. Sex, gender and sexual orientation Sallie Greenwood; 16. Maori health: Maori- and Whanau-centred practice Denise Wilson and Huhana Hickey; 17. Nursing and working with disability Huhana Hickey.
Dianne is of Ngati Kahungunu descent. She has a background in mental health social work, family counseling, clinical/cultural supervision and nursing education. She has been an associate lecturer at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand and now works with Hawkes Bay District Health Board. Dianne has developed expert knowledge in the field of cultural safety education and Maori health. She has presented at conferences throughout New Zealand, the South Pacific, USA and Canada. She has published in social work and nursing journals within these countries as well. Currently Dianne is studying towards completing her PhD.