Position Statement

AMA Position Statement – Cultural Safety

The Australian Medical Association is committed to advocating for improved health and life outcomes, and to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the provision of culturally safe care.

Achieving this would allow for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in all aspects of society in the best of health. Providing culturally safe health care requires truth telling, redressing the historical impacts of colonisation, which continue to persist, and eliminating the institutionalised racism that currently exists within the Australian health system.

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