Competency not enough to keep patients safe

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Competency not enough to keep patients safe

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David Tipene-Leach
Māori health academic and GP David Tipene-Leach speaking at GP21: Conference for General Practice: “Acknowledge historical trauma in everything you do in the clinic”

From cultural sensitivity to cultural safety via cultural competency, it has been a decades-long journey for health professionals. Editor Barbara Fountain reports from GP21: Conference for General Practice in Wellington last month

Cultural safety can be an empowering approach for all of us Māori health academic David Tipene-Leach is keen to counter any hesitancy GPs might f