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Table 1 Four key elements to ensure culturally safe and respectful practice; adapted from the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020–2025 [9]

From: Release of the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025; the impacts for podiatry in Australia: a commentary

Four key elements for us to ensure cultural safety
1 Acknowledge colonisation, systemic racism and social, cultural, behavioural and economic factors which impact individual and community health
2 Acknowledge and address individual racism, our own biases, assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices and provide care that is holistic, free of bias and racism
3 Recognise the importance of self-determined decision-making, partnership and collaboration in healthcare which is driven by the individual, family and community
4 Foster a safe working environment through leadership to support the rights and dignity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and colleagues