The four required components: Describe a potential health strategy that could be used to achieve the health services envisioned in the NAIHO statement above. Discuss the implications of participating in the potential health strategy for your own health care practice, including an explanation about how you would interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff. Describe how the potential health strategy would contribute towards ‘closing the gap’. Demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration in components 1, 2, and 3.
What am I being asked to do? The Constitution for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO, 2011, p. 55) states that health is: ‘not just the physical well-being of the individual but the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole community. This is a wholeof-life view... Health care services should strive to achieve the state where every individual is able to achieve their full potential as human beings, and thus bring about the total well-being of the community…’ 1,200 word reflective essay. 10% up or down limit is fine Don’t use headings This assessment task requires you to reflect upon and discuss your position in relation to the previous statement as you see it relates to health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Can I abbreviate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Yes. Aboriginal Australians, First Australians, Indigenous Australians are all acceptable. Please do not use ATSI. The four required components: 1) Describe a potential health strategy that could be used to achieve the health services envisioned in the NAIHO statement above. · The strategy needs to be one that you devise, but it can be based on an existing strategy. For example, a kind of health service, health promotion program, or health project · Your health strategy could be the process/project of being led by an Indigenous group or groups to help enact a health program/service/environment that they say they need. · You are being asked to describe a potential health strategy that supports the kind of health outlined in the NACCHO statement. It could be a strategy that relates to one health issue, or health overall -but most importantly the strategy needs to enact the philosophy about health that is contained in the quote. · Find scholarly information in support of your claims about why your potential health strategy will help achieve positive health outcomes for the Indigenous people who use it, following the NACCHO definition of health. Is my health strategy on the right track? Some questions to ask yourself to check to see if your strategy is on the right track: -Is your health strategy a kind of health service, heath promotion program or health project? - Does it help to bring about the kind of wellbeing described in the NACCHO statement? -Does it involve Indigenous patients/families/staff? -Do the health outcomes from your strategy help to improve health outcomes for Indigenous people at population level and contribute to closing the gap? -Can you use the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration to support your essay, where appropriate? -To support: how your health strategy works your health care practice with Indigenous patients/families/staff how your health strategy helps to ‘close the gap’? 2) Discuss the implications of participating in the potential health strategy for your own health care practice, including an explanation about how you would interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff. -You are being asked to discuss the implications of your own participation in the health strategy. This means you need to imagine how you will operate as a health care worker in your proposed health strategy -How will you modify your health care practice so you can work in a culturally safe way with the Indigenous Australians who are a part of your health strategy? -To answer component 2 you need to explain how you as a health professional working in your health strategy will interact with Indigenous patients, their families and Indigenous health staff who are part of your health strategy. -Your strategy needs to include the participation of Indigenous patients, their families and Indigenous health staff 3)Describe how the potential health strategy would contribute towards ‘closing the gap’. -Discuss how the strategy you have developed will contribute to reducing the gaps in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians -In other words, how will your health strategy help to improve Indigenous health outcomes at a population level (which means overall, across the whole population) 4 )Demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration in components 1, 2, and 3 -You do not need to discuss each of the three concepts in each of the three components of the essay. -Do not write about the concepts in one paragraph -Choose the part/s of your essay where the concepts will be of most use, as ‘tools’ that help to explain/support your planned strategy or potential health care practice. -You need to define, provide a reference for, and use each of the three concepts at least once in your essay Essay structure Introduction: briefly tell the reader what you are doing in your essay, and the key points that you are going to make in your essay. No references. In the body of your essay respond to the 4 components Conclusion: briefly summarise the key points you made in your essay to answer the essay question. Note: you do not need to include the NACCHO quote in your essay. Reflective writing The use of ‘I’ is expected in this assessment task (‘I think, I do not agree, I agree’, etc) in all four components, and introduction and conclusion To reflect: to give serious thought: to consider, contemplate, and deliberate But is still an academic essay, so support your reflections, expressed as ‘I’ statements, with scholarly references. This assessment item asks you to reflect, in the manner described above, on the four components of the task, and particularly on your proposed future health care practice in relation to the Indigenous staff/patients/families who are part of the health strategy. Scholarly reference? Academic books and journal articles Major government reports Government statistics (ABS and AIWH) electronic 'publications' with a catalogue number. I suggest you avoid references that are more than 10 years old. Support your reflective essay with a minimum of 6 scholarly references. And intext reference too The appropriate referencing style for this unit is Harvard Style.