How can mental health nurses prove they are culturally safe? How can mental health nurses, who sometimes have to nurse people who do not believe they


Historically, nurses have been required to be culturally safe in their practice. (1,2) But now all registered nurses (RNs) must show competency within their scope of practice, including evidence of competence in culturally safe practice. (3) At first, this requirement may appear challenging for nurses working in mental health, given that practice in this area sometimes requires nursing people against their will, or where personal freedoms are temporarily restricted. While mental health practice does have some unique challenges, good mental health nursing practice actually exemplifies cultural safety. Likewise, cultural safety