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dc.contributor.author Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Mill, Judy
dc.contributor.author Spiers, Jude
dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith
dc.contributor.author Kipp, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-31T17:53:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-31T17:53:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Harrowing, J. N., Mill, J., Spiers, J., Kulig, J., & Kipp, W. (2010). Critical ethnography, cultural safety, and international nursing research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 9(3), 240-251. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1274
dc.description.abstract Critical qualitative methodology provides a strategy to examine the human experience and its relationship to power and truth. Cultural safety is a concept that has been applied to nursing education and practice and refers to interactions that acknowledge and respect the unique cultural background of patients. It recognizes power inequities between caregivers who belong to dominant cultures and patients who may belong to oppressed groups. Culture is interpreted from a critical constructivist perspective as a fluid relational process that is enacted contextually. The purpose of this paper is to examine the congruence between and among critical methodology, cultural safety, and the conduct of nursing research in low- and middle-income countries by nurses from high-income countries. It is argued that if cultural safety is important and relevant to education and practice, then it might be appropriate to address it in research endeavors. en
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust, Killam Trusts, Canadian Nurses Foundation, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Journal of Qualitative Methods en
dc.subject critical qualitative methodology en
dc.subject cultural safety en
dc.subject international nursing research en
dc.title Critical Ethnography, Cultural Safety, and International Nursing Research en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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