Cultural Rigour in Aboriginal Patient Reported Outcome Measures

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Mark’s presentation at the 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, a virtual show, on 6th October 2021. See: https://www.ruralhealth.org.au/8rrhss/ CC BY 4.0  Citation: Lock, M.J. & Tinsley, M. (2021). Cultural rigour in Aboriginal Patient Reported Outcomes for the NSW Health System. Online presentation (PowerPoint Slides) to the 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium,…… Continue reading Cultural Rigour in Aboriginal Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Journal article alert – culturally safe language assessment

Zupan, B., Campbell-Woods, N., & Thompson, H. (2021). Scoping review: Language assessment practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia and guidelines for clinical practice. Australian Journal of Rural Health. #lockedupknowledge for at $USD42.00 https://doi.org/10.1111/ajr.127661.  1. Summary: This cool scoping literature review (I love literature reviews!) found 9 studies on the topic of language assessment…… Continue reading Journal article alert – culturally safe language assessment

Definitional Debate (Cultural Safety) – Errors and Ethics in Publications

It boils down to this: Williams’ (1998) unpublished paper has an ordinary paragraph on p. 15 of Appendix 3, about cultural safety. That paragraph was re-phrased as a “definition” in Bin-Sallik’s (2003) paper. Bin-Sallik intellectually credits Williams. In the Williams (1999) publication, intellectual credit goes to Eckermann et al. (1994). There is no resemblance between…… Continue reading Definitional Debate (Cultural Safety) – Errors and Ethics in Publications

Cultural Safety Definition Debate – Intellectual Property and Copyright

It boils down to this: Bin-Sallik cites Williams’ (1998) paragraph as a “definition” (not factually correct) but gives intellectual credit to Williams’ (1999) journal article noting p. 213. Williams (1999) intellectually credited her definition to Eckermann et al. (1994), whose definition bears no resemblance to Williams’! Now, Williams’ paragraph-come-definition is uncredited in the book (Culture,…… Continue reading Cultural Safety Definition Debate – Intellectual Property and Copyright

Closing the Gap Report 2021 – Cultural Safety = Reduced Racism in Government Services?

I’ve been in health policy analysis since 2004, and before that – from 1998 – in various health roles in Aboriginal health. Thus, I’ve seen a lot of governments spruik their reports and expenditure about First Nations Australians. It’s all glamorous and glitzy in the reports, in front of the cameras, and on the news.…… Continue reading Closing the Gap Report 2021 – Cultural Safety = Reduced Racism in Government Services?

Welcome to cultural safety editing

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] What’s cultural safety have to do with editing? Editing is a relational process between the author and the editor and many other people – it’s more than grammar and technical editing. It’s respecting your cultural voice in decisions about language use, document structure, writing style, and grammar. I argue that including your cultural…… Continue reading Welcome to cultural safety editing

Education Qualifications – Scientific Rigour

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] I bring scientific rigour to editing and cultural safety. Rigour in the sense used here is “strictness” in the development and application of scientific research. It means that every aspect of the research must be justified, verified, and replified (my word! from replication). My research needs to go…… Continue reading Education Qualifications – Scientific Rigour