AMA Position Statement on 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.

To learn more, please read the AMA Position Statement 2021.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain what providing culturally safe care requires.
  2. Outline how the AMA resolves to assert the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access culturally safe care.
  3. Recognise what is culturally safe medical practise.


Accreditation: Self-directed

Type: Position Statement


Journal Club
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Cultural Safety
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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