Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


This assignment relates to learning objectives: 4, 6 and 7 as identified in the course specifications.

Formatting of your assignment

· Times New Roman, Size 12 font

· Double spacing

· Utilise the APA style 6 Referencing see link on library site

· Word format only to be submitted (PDF’s will not be accepted)

· In-text references are NOT included in the word count

· Use the most current reference sources (minimum of 6 required for your assignment) preferably within 5-7 years, seminal sources will be acceptable to support the assignment task. Example of a source http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

Assignment must be submitted via ‘Assignment submission link’ on the NUR3030 study desk

· Assignment

· Marking criteria

Culturally safe and respectful practice is not a new concept in nursing. Nurses and midwives are expected to engage with all people as individuals in a culturally safe and respectful way, foster open, honest and compassionate professional relationships, and adhere to their obligations about privacy and confidentiality (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2018).

Many health services already provide cultural safety training for their staff. Cultural safety is about the person who is providing care reflecting on their own assumptions and culture in order to work in a genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2018).

Therefore, the purpose of this assignment requires you to discuss cultural safety from an Aboriginal perspective and how this can be incorporated into your nursing care.

1. Define the principles of cultural safety and discuss the cultural considerations required when caring for an Aboriginal person and link them to the provision of culturally safe nursing care.

2. Identify the nursing guidelines in relation to cultural safety when caring for an Aboriginal person and outline the importance of ethical decision making within culturally safe nursing care.


Approximately 250 words