Culturally safe practice
The National Scheme's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025 provides the following definition:
Cultural safety is determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities. Culturally safe practice is the ongoing critical reflection of health practitioner knowledge, skills, attitudes, practising behaviours and power differentials in delivering safe, accessible and responsive healthcare free of racism.
Consistent with the Strategy 2020-2025, it is expected that CPD activities allow critical reflection to improve clinical practice in relation to:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to health
the continuing impact of colonisation, racism and bias on health outcomes on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
rights-based approaches to improving health outcomes of and access to health services.
The RACGP, through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty, is committed to a vision for quality and culturally safe primary healthcare that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to thrive and live long and healthy lives. The RACGP Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020-22 is part of this commitment.