In reference to S2 of the BASW Code of Ethic that stresses the importance that social work should be based upon the value of respect and dignity whilst promoting human dignity and well-being, respecting the right to self-determination, for eg. People should be supported to make their own choices (BASW 2012). All these values are then promoted in the care acts definition of “wellbeing”. However, when looking into how the act aims to promote wellbeing there are a few statements that could be said to conflict with these values. Namely section 1.14c that states “the importance of preventing or delaying the development of needs for care and support and the importance of reducing needs that already exist” (Department of Health 2014).
Diabetes is on the rise and is becoming a major health issue in Australia. It can be hard to determine the extent of diabetes as there is an estimated large number of cases that remain undiagnosed. Approximately 275 adults in Australia develop diabetes every day that means more than 100,000 annually. This equates to 8 adults in every 1,000. Over five years, people with previously known the incidence of diabetes has raised significantly over the past 20 years.
Ethical Complexity of Distribute Justice and Rationing Medicine is a practice based on moral standards applied to clinical values and judgments, also known as medical ethics. Ethical values consists of beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy and justice. However, these ethical principles are affected when distributive justice and rationing of health care resources are implemented “…in a world in which need is boundless but resources are not…” (Scheunemann & White, 2011, p. 1630). The historic Hippocratic Oath described the four main principles of medical practice and established a moral conduct for clinicians. Beneficence demands that health care providers develop and maintain skills and knowledge, consider individual circumstances of all patients, and strive for the patient’s benefit.
A Community Health Needs Health (CHNA) is a process designed to identify health issues within a community, recognize the neediest, ensure the accessibility of health care resources, and ensure the good use of those resources. The ultimate goal of a community health needs assessment is to promote community healthcare by identifying and prioritizing health needs, knowing the available resources, and proposing an adequate action plan to address needs (Pennel, McLeroy, Burdine, Matarrita-Cascante, 2015). However, the assessment method is different form one researcher to another. In fact the best community health needs assessment approach remains unknown (Becker, 2015). However, there are many critics among the scientific community on the quality of some approaches.
Indigenous Australians needs in regard to healthcare is one of the greatest challenges faced by healthcare professionals. The treatment of a patients condition tends to be the main focus of healthcare in a demanding and complex health system. Although it has being found that when taking then time there is actually essential ways in which the healthcare system can develop the needs of Indigenous Australians further. The Nursing Code of Conduct, statement four states, ““Nurses respect the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values and beliefs of people receiving care and treatment, and of their colleagues” (Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au, 2015). This is achieved by understand how social and cultural structures such as language, education, society and
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. The important role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care worker in bridging the gap between the contemporary Australian health care system and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. I learned about the professional capacity of the Indigenous health workers and their great contribution in providing holistic care to the patient which is culturally safe. The issues of nurses working with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
Cultural competence is seen as being able to master a skill-set (Barlow, Reading, & Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, 2008) rather than analyzing power imbalances, institutional discrimination, colonization and colonial relationships (NAHO, 2006 as cited in Charlotte Loppie’s presentation). “Cultural safety emphasizes relationships of trust in which the patient determines whether the care is ‘safe’” (Barlow, Reading, & Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, 2008, p. 3). 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.
For instance obesity increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and contributes significantly to the total burden of disease gap between indigenous and non-indigenous people. That is one of the reasons why Indigenous Australians die at much younger ages, have more disabilities and experience reduced quality of life because of ill health compared to non-indigenous Australians (Donato & Segal,
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. A health care system is the organization of people, institutions and resources that deliver health care service to meet the health needs of the target populations. There are a number of desirable qualities in any health care system these include cost containment, efficiency,equity,universality,comprehensiveness and responsiveness. Cost containment is the capacity of a system to control expenditure.
As many as 200,000 Canadians will experience homelessness each year and on any given night, about 30,000 Canadians are homeless. Any way you try to measure poverty in Canada, certain groups are worse than others this including Aboriginal Canadians that make about 30 percent less than the rest of Canadians this was found by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Also more groups likely to be affected by poverty include lone parents, new immigrants to Canada, people with disabilities and seniors as Statistics Canada has said. Even for any one individual, poverty is not easy or straight-forward to explain and at the national level, the causes of poverty are even more complicated and hard to solve. But poverty can also come from structural problems.