'Cultural safety' and the analysis of health policy affecting aboriginal people

Nurse Res. 2002;9(3):42-56. doi: 10.7748/nr2002.


Vicki Smye and Annette Browne explore the exportability of the concept of 'cultural safety' from the healthcare literature in New Zealand to inform an analysis of mental health policy discourse affecting aboriginal communities in British Columbia, Canada. The moral issues raised are, they suggest, ones that nurses in research, policy and practice must attend to when providing health care to marginalised, disenfranchised populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • British Columbia
  • Culture*
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American*
  • Nursing Research / trends*