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La sécurité culturelle chez les Tsiganes Kalé

Abstract : The term “cultural safety” was developed in the 1980s in New Zealand. A negative definition is often given, and a culturally unsafe practice would be “any actions that diminish, demean or disempower the cultural identity and well being of an individual.” (Nursing Council of New Zealand, 2005). Then transposed in Canada, this concept seems to be adjusted to other cultures. This academic dissertation is aimed to apply the concept of cultural safety to Gypsies « Kalé » populations, highly represented in Bouches-du-Rhône. It tries to determine how the confrontation between the Kalé culture and the hospital can threaten their cultural safety, while being cared in maternity ward. In order to define this, semi-structured interviews have been conducted with gypsies patients. Conclusions of these interviews ended to think that hospitalization itself represents a threat when it comes to cultural safety, imposing to patients several situations considered as culturally inaceptable. Indeed, isolation and imprisonment involved by hospitalization, in a place related to sickness and death, associated to a loss of their bearings, are « unsafe »cultural factors. Patients' families tend to set up strategies to overcome to these unsafe situations. Finally, an unterstanding and respectful attitude by care givers seems to be the key for cultural safety.
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Coralie Duffaud. La sécurité culturelle chez les Tsiganes Kalé. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2019. ⟨dumas-02376294⟩



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