Day 1 | RANZCOG's cultural safety journey. Reflections from a Pākehā perspective

In this talk I will provide an overview of the work RANZCOG is doing to embed cultural safety in obstetric and gynaecological training, practice and organisational activities. At its heart cultural safety requires each one of us to reflect on our personal biases and own our contribution to the impacts of colonisation and racism. I will endeavour to weave through this talk a personal reflection on what it means to be Pākehā and how my own history impacts on my relationship with Māori and my obligation to address health inequities.

Dr Sue Fleming
Chair, Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, Professional Standards Committee, Cultural Safety Steering Group
Board member, RANZCOG

Dr Susan Fleming is a New Zealand Obstetrician and Gynaecologist now retired from clinical practice. She has lived and worked internationally. Her latter professional life has been in New Zealand and focused on leadership within O&G. She is active with RANZCOG and currently a Board member, Chair of Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, the New Zealand AOFOG representative and Chair of the Cultural Safety Steering Group.