Dr Irihapeti Ramsden

Dr Irihapeti Ramsden, Ngāi Tahu/Rangitane (1946-2003) Māori nurse, philosopher, writer and educationalist.

Irihapeti was a nurse, anthropologist, educator and author who strived to help people understand how their own culture impacted on others. Best known for the development of Cultural Safety – an educational framework for the analysis of power relationships between health professionals and those they serve.

Cultural Safety has been part of the New Zealand nursing and midwifery curriculum since 1992 and is now part of nursing practice throughout the world…