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Cultural Safety and Humility as a Domain Aspect of Palliative Healthcare Practice in Client Care


Qianya Zhang

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), Hong Kong, China.

*Corresponding author: Qianya Zhang

Published: May 23,2024


Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness. In the wake of providing treatment that is truly based on the needs of the patient, cultural safety and respect take on a central role in palliative care. When a culturally safe environment is established, discrimination and bullying are eradicated. A sense of belonging and being understood within one's own culture is important to this concept. Conversely, cultural humility emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and understanding others at all times. It involves being genuinely interested in and aware of different perspectives, as well as the complex dynamics of status and power. Given the significance of end-of-life discussions in palliative care, the strong connection between cultural safety and humility is crucial. These concepts are significant because they address the power dynamics present in healthcare encounters and emphasize the importance of acknowledging and appreciating ethnic diversity. Illnesses that decrease the lifespan of frail people present significant challenges. This highlights the significance of cultural safety and humility in palliative care. This goes beyond only adhering to a set of guidelines for cultural compe-tence; it also involves cultivating a welcoming atmosphere that respects and celebrates the distinctive cultural backgrounds of all patients. This introduction demonstrates the need to investigate the different facets of cultural safety and humility in palliative healthcare. It highlights how crucial these criteria are for enhancing the quality and justice of end-of-life care.


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How to cite this paper

Cultural Safety and Humility as a Domain Aspect of Palliative Healthcare Practice in Client Care

How to cite this paper: Qianya Zhang. (2024) Cultural Safety and Humility as a Domain Aspect of Palliative Healthcare Practice in Client CareInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research8(2), 267-271.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2024.04.014