systems, policies and procedures in place to eliminate the barriers that prevent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from accessing the services. So we should review our policy and procedure to ensure providing suitable environment for clients and staffs. We may educate staff the knowledge of culture safety by meeting and information sheet to decrease the bias in
Cultural safety could be a thought that emerged within the late Eighties as a framework for the delivery of additional acceptable health services and is drawn from the work of Maori nurses in New Zealand. Additional recently it 's become recognized that the thought is helpful all told health care settings irrespective of indigenous matter peoples. Cultural safety is regarding making associate setting wherever the Aboriginal or Torres Strait inhabitant person isn 't solely treated well and during a culturally respectful manner, however they 're conjointly actively participate in interactions, basic cognitive process they 're valued, understood and brought seriously and supported to hold out culturally important tasks as a part of service delivery.
Aboriginals on reserve face many barriers when it comes to access to healthcare, they include cost, language, distance, climate, education and more. Distance and population results in a unreasonable cost lowering professionals and services accessed on reserves. The low amount of professionals on reserves and the low education levels make early diagnosis and treatment unlikely because of the lack of knowledge actor
Racism in Australia has a long history and is still as prominent in modern society as it was many years before. The prevalence of racism is thought to be of much less but has be argued differently and that there are still a variety of different forms of racism. The racial hierarchy and institutional racism helps to explain the prevalence of racism in Australia. Through sociological concepts, theories and discussions, showing that racism plays a huge role in modern society and is still extremely common.
I really like the term “relational care” introduced in the as the Barlow, Reading, and Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (2008) article as the term “is rooted in the connections within and relationships among Aboriginal people and health care providers” which is grounded in the traditional teachings and values of Indigenous Peoples (p.
This action is supported by the principle of rights and participation in the Social Justice Framework; ‘1.3. respects all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures’ in the Code of Ethics; and ‘2.4. provides support and directs people to resources to optimise health-related decisions’, ‘3.2. provides the information and education required to enhance people’s control over health’ and ‘4.1. conducts assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate’ in the Registered nurse standards for practice (NMBA 2008 p. 1; NMBA 2016, p. 3-4; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine n.d., p.
Australia is known to have one of the most diverse cultural societies around the world. It is home to a number of cultural and language groups even prior the European settlement. While some of the practices and languages have become obsolete, many had survived. Statistics showed that as of the 1940s, more than 5 million people have chosen to live permanently in Australia. More than 400 languages are now being spoken in different parts of the country and more than 250 ancestries were already identified. The aforementioned figures showed how Australia obtained its vast cultural diversity.
The specific areas of health care that will be examined include primary care and maternal care because these are the two aspects of medicine that are stated to be most variable when it comes to discrimination and prejudice towards gender and race (Frohlich, Ross, Richmond, 2006). The purpose of comparing the Aboriginal women populations in the two geographic localities is to assess the degree of oppression varying between the populations, and its effects on health care access and services. A lot can be learned from this review in terms of the current health care services available to women of this minority and this can raise further questions about how these challenges can be tackled. This topic is very relevant to our Canadian society and its health care system today since this group does comprise a certain percentage of the population overall, and in order to improve health care, the individual factors affecting Aboriginal women is a foundation that needs to be considered and clearly
Health care is very important to people’s life, it ensure that the citizen of the country can live more healthy, and get good treatment when they need it. In this essay I will discuss functions of health care system, how to define if a health care system is successful, and whether Canadian health care system is successful.
This week I learned about the important roles of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers across the country. As well as their contribution in providing quality care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in the clinical settings.
I commend Lemchuk-Favel and Jock (2004) for recognizing that an approach to Aboriginally-controlled health systems cannot be a one-size fits all solution. The case studies emphasize “the diversity in Aboriginal health systems necessary to accommodate vast differences in cultural expectations, health service needs, jurisdictional complexity, and geographic location” (Lemchuk-Favel & Jock, 2004, p. 28).
Poverty rates in Aboriginal youth go as high as 64% in Manitoba. In result, many do not have the money to travel to the nearest post-secondary education (as stated in the previous topic) or to go outside of town for a job. Extreme poverty in Aboriginal reserves means that native youth are more likely to live in a community of violence- 9 out of 10 of the most violent communities in Canada are Aboriginal, a crowded house, or have a lack of clean water. This lifestyle can push teenagers toward a life of crime, and in 2014 statistics show 1 out of 4 youth offenders were Aboriginal. In regards to mental health, youth living in Aboriginal reserves are 5 times more likely to commit suicide and twice as likely to die from an alcohol-related death. In response, many youth do not have time to do well in their education, or do not have the money to pursue a career. To be precise, life at home is holding back many Aboriginal youth to do well in life. In short, the best way to solve poverty and mental health in Aboriginal communities will take a long time. In spite of this, it is recommended to give free education to the public about alcohol abuse and mental health, provide child protection services in all Aboriginal communities, and the most important: give jobs to families. To emphasize, do not give annual funds or random spurts of money to families-
My understanding of our lecture and the topic of cultural safety is that in first step to achieve cultural safety, is to be aware and understand that there is a cultural difference (Gladman J, Ryder C, Walters LK (2017)) between the Aboriginal and Torest Strait Islander people and those of us who now call Australia home. I honestly don’t have much experience of taking care of an Aboriginal person. On the rare occasion I was in charge of the care of a Indigenous patient during my practical time as a student nurse, I did my best to remain respectful and aware of the cultural differences between my patient and myself, the same way I would to any other patient. Cultural Safety is not something I believe can explained in one class and expect that
Aboriginal people prefer the term ‘social and emotional wellbeing’ rather than ‘mental health’ as it reflects the positive approach to healthcare (Garvey, 2008). The term social and emotional wellbeing has been used interchangeably with mental health and mental illness (Australian indigenous health info net, 2017). Social and emotional wellbeing helps to focus on the overall situation of the person along with health, culture, family, and community (Garvey, 2008). Furthermore, this essay will elaborate on the Aboriginal medical services and their alignment with the principle of the primary health care outlined by World health organization. It will also explain how the Aboriginal community controlled health services apply the aspects
Culture is not static. Culture is a dynamic ever-changing process. Cultural values and norms differ from one society to another. This is why culturally primary health appropriate care is highly important in improving the outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians. In 2013 the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) brought out a strategic ten point plan to help combat the aboriginal health status. This paper will focus on the second goal, to deliver innovation comprehensive primary health care. With the goal to increase the access to culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to bridge the gap in care to ATSI to improve health outcomes. This essay will give a brief overview the