Applies the concept of cultural safety – embraced by health professionals in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada – to a U.S. context with cultural differences broadly defined to include race, religion, sexuality, gender, age or socioeconomic attributes
Adopts a decolonizing framework that links health disparities to histories of colonization
Includes pedagogical features such as chapter objectives, scenarios, and discussion questions, making it an accessible resource for students and practitioners alike
Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
In thirteen chapters, the authors explore the social determinants of health; the practices and pitfalls of intercultural communication; and community capacity, resilience, and strengths as correctives to discourses of deficiency. The book concludes with a comparative look at cultural safety in different national contexts, and a discussion of the value of critical reflective practice. Complete with chapter objectives, scenarios, suggested readings and films, and questions for critical thinking, this book is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike in health psychology and related fields, and a vital contribution to the literature on cultural safety.
- health psychology
- social model of health
- health care
- Cultural safety
- nursing practice
- cultural identity
- Sustainable Development Goal 3
– Dr. Mary Cwik, Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
"This is a landmark publication. The lack of cultural safety is one of our biggest challenges in the US health care system. We need to centralize the experience of diverse voices and communities, especially the hidden/marginalized, if we are to achieve health equity. Cultural safety is the most comprehensive approach to cultural discourse in health care. Training a workforce that has the ability work safely with cultural difference and to address the persistent inequities in the history and system of health and health care should be our #1 priority. I dream that someday we can require cultural safety throughout our health care system. This book provides the necessary introduction to cultural safety for health care in the United States."
— Prof. Nathaniel Mohatt, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, USA
Authors and Affiliations
Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, Media, USA
Pauline B. Thompson
College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
About the authors
Pauline B. Thompson is Professor of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Campus, USA. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, she has held academic appointments at Flinders University and the University of South Australia in Australia and Waikato University in New Zealand.
Kerry Taylor is Associate Professor at Flinders University in South Australia. She has worked and taught in Indigenous health and education, including cultural awareness/safety teaching, for over 30 years.
Book Title: A Cultural Safety Approach to Health Psychology
Authors: Pauline B. Thompson, Kerry Taylor
Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-76848-5Published: 01 August 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-76851-5Published: 02 August 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-76849-2Published: 30 July 2021
Series ISSN: 2523-3084
Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXV, 310
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour