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It Takes a Community to Raise a Nurse: Educating for Culturally Safe Practice with Aboriginal Peoples
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (2012)
  • M. Star Mahara
  • Susan M Duncan
  • Nora Whyte
  • Joanne Brown
Abstract

Described, is a strategy session to identify how to integrate the Framework for Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Nursing Education (Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Canadian Nurses Association) into a baccalaureate nursing program. Emphasis is placed on engaging a wider community building on faculty and institutional strengths and resources to gather a network of Elders, nurses, students, and faculty. Outlined, is the process to identify potential learning experiences, key resources for implementing the Framework, and developing an advocacy statement to influence School of Nursing (SON) and university level policy regarding commitment to the Framework, its values and principles. Written as a narrative, the information can be shared with other SONs as they move forward with their own work in cultural safety and Aboriginal nursing.

Keywords
  • cultural safety,
  • Aboriginal nurses,
  • nursing education,
  • curriculum development
Publication Date
September 23, 2012
Citation Information
M. Star Mahara, Susan M Duncan, Nora Whyte and Joanne Brown. "It Takes a Community to Raise a Nurse: Educating for Culturally Safe Practice with Aboriginal Peoples" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/star_mahara/1/