Getting it right: culturally safe approaches to health partnership work in low to middle income countries

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Abstract

Many health professionals become engaged in international health and education work in low to middle income countries, often as part of health partnerships. This type of work, increasingly popular in an age of global health, can present a number of challenges. Many of these involve cultural factors which are often acknowledged in the literature on overseas health work but rarely explored in depth. This paper aims to illustrate the key cultural considerations to be made by those currently engaged in or considering overseas health and education work in a low to middle income country. A comprehensive literature review methodology was used to examine data through the lens of Cultural Safety Theory and as a result provide guidance for professionals working with international colleagues. Recommendations for practice are based on the importance of gaining an understanding of the host country's history and social context and of professionals examining their own individual worldviews.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017

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© 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

  • Cultural safety
  • Health partnerships
  • International working
  • Low to middle income countries

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