n South African Medical Journal - Cultural safety and family medicine in Africa : correspondence
|Article Title||Cultural safety and family medicine in Africa : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Oliver Van Hecke|
|Publication Date||Feb 2011|
To the Editor: It took 3 continents and 11 years post-qualification for me to realise that Western medicine's approach to improving health care in Africa may be flawed. The realisation occurred as a result of reading Belfrage's experiences of working within the Aborigine community in terra nullius (Australia's vast inhabited interior) and seeing how, as a doctor of European descent, she and her culture, and the local Aborigines (Alyawarr) and their culture, perceived the world in fundamentally different ways.
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