Cultural safety occurs when nurses engage in respectful engagement that recognizes and strives to address power imbalances that exist in all aspects of the health care system (Curtis et al., 2019). NANB believes that creation of culturally safe environments is central to providing safe, ethical, and competent nursing care. Below are educational resources to support nurses in reflecting on and actively creating a plan for professional development related to the creation of a culturally safe practice environments.
Supporting Culturally Safe Nursing Care (March 2022)
Cultural Competency and Sensitivity: A guide for health care providers caring for new Brunswicker’s cross-cultural populations (Public Health New Brunswick)
Indigenous Health (Canadian Nurses Association)
Aboriginal Affairs (Government of New Brunswick)
First Nations Cultural Competency (Horizon Health)
Case Study: Providing Culturally Safe Care (NANB)
Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association
First Nations Health Authority
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The toolkit linked below was created by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to raise awareness about the inequities Indigenous peoples face, inspire compassion and drive conversations to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
This series of three fact sheets created by the National Collaborating Center for Indigenous Health focuses on racism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada – how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policies and strategies exist to combat it.
The seventh release in the Let’s Talk series, authored by the National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. It describes the concepts of race, racism and racialization and emphasizes settler colonialism and structural racism as the root causes of health and social inequities experienced by Indigenous and racialized peoples in Canada.