The barriers to cultural safety.
In this discussion, you will consider and debate some of the barriers to cultural safety by answering the following questions:
a. According to traditional nursing thought, all people should be treated the same, regardless of their differences. Explain why this can be problematic.
b. There are time pressures in the workplace. Certain tasks must be completed at certain times and within certain routines that the institution has set. However, developing relationships with clients takes time. Discuss how this issue could be addressed. (Hint: Remember that often taking time initially to understand someone’s needs can actually reduce the time needed in future encounters).
c. What other barriers to cultural safety can you think of? How might those barriers be overcome? Can they be overcome?