This culture and the Australian Aboriginal culture have more similarities than differences regarding their cultural values and beliefs. One of the major similarity was the importance of transferring culture from generations through connecting culture in all aspects of life, such as traditional dances, where participation in such cultural traditions expressed one 's identity. In both these cultures, there are mainly three ways cultural wisdom have been passed onto younger generations, which are through family, society, and school. One such knowledge is the importance and benefits of a healthy lifestyle, emphasized through an individual 's diet and exercise (Crowe, Stanley, Probst & McMahon, 2017). These cultural values and traditions help …show more content…
There are also differences between customs at the time of birth, where a totem given to a child can also specify rights and role within the community of an Aboriginal child (Connection to Values & Beliefs, 2018). In Kerala culture, the child is given our traditional food when they are of 6 months of age, where the mother’s milk is the main diet of the child until 6 months. Also before the age of 3, the child is taken to a temple and taught how to write the beginning letters of our mother tongue on a plate of rice on an auspicious day by a scholar, which is considered a formal introduction to the language. Cultures are major influences of an individual 's perspective of life, and how they express this view through elements such as customs, beliefs, and communication. Culture can determine how major life transitions, such as death, are perceived. Although, the age can dominate culture about how death is viewed, where older people viewed death as a part of life. (Ohr, Jeong & Saul, 2017). Beliefs concerning health can also vary from culture, where interpretations can differ in the meaning of a health issue. One example is obesity, wherein Western cultures it is believed obesity can result in worse health problems. This health issue in one culture can show one 's wealth and way of living in …show more content…
Cultural competence affects the patient and healthcare professional positively. Healthcare professionals can gain knowledge and skills to tailor to a patient’s satisfaction. A study by Soulé (2014), identified awareness, engagement, and application as the fundamental components of cultural competence in a health care workforce and health care system. Awareness can be likened to mindfulness of self and others. A health professional should understand their own culture, such as their naturally occurring stereotypes. Health care workers should be able to accept different cultural beliefs to create an understanding work environment. A healthcare workforce can achieve cultural competence by accepting new information and knowledge and having the ability to respect different perspectives. Engagement can be demonstrated through the intention to engage leading to the process of engagement and thus eliciting outcomes such as empathy, where participants in Soulé’s (2014) study understood flexibility, such as listening not hearing and being a learner and a professional, was needed for communication. The application is the combination of knowledge and skills that aid a workforce to include, respond to and negotiate. Soulé’s (2014) study found this component was less developed than the others. To develop this element of cultural
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the first people of Australia. The culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is dynamic and continues to evolve and develop in response to historical and contemporary circumstances. The Australian Government recognises that dispossession, interruption of culture and intergenerational trauma have significantly impacted on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that they share a continuing legacy of resilience, strength and
Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders were the First Nation and belong to Australia. They were hunters and gatherers and are very connected to the earth. They have strong family bonds and extended family are also involved in decision making and caring for individuals. The Elders are very much respected and make decisions on behalf of the tribe and they are the leaders. They believe in the Dreaming which is their belief to look after the land, the existence of powerful beings that gave birth to life on earth.
Introduction to Culture. Poverty is not only a critical problem that affects personal income, housing, or education, but it can even destroy an entire population if not solved. The Aboriginals of Australia are one of the many cultures that is currently losing its identity to impoverish conditions. Within the 50,000 years of existence in the Australian outback, the once prosperous clans of tribesman have dwindled from the reining populace on the continent, to less than a percent of Australians census. These people live by the lifestyle of the land, traditionally by nomadic hunting and gathering.
These cultural expectations could affect relationships with clients and co-workers in the form of their families involvement, body language, gender preferences and so on. It is very important that health workers learn to be innovative and flexible when working with people from other cultural backgrounds. PROJECT 1
Without the knowledge of what culture is and does, we as a society would be lost. In the essay, “An Indian Father’s Plea” by Robert Lake, the author takes to explain to his audience that your culture can greatly impact your perspective of others. For example, when the teacher Wind-Wolf a slow learner, the father writes a letter explaining why wind-wolf is not, but in fact the opposite. The author said “If you ask him how many months there are in a year he will probably tell you 13. He will respond this way not because he does not know how to count, but because he was taught by our traditional people.”
Culture includes all of humanity in the construction and conveying aspects of social life. Since born, the socialisation process is a path of adoption of the behaviour patterns of the surrounding culture to the social groups and the community on what is a symbol and value systems (Kirmayer & Swartz, 2014). Culture respecting is an important to work with aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, some considerations need to pay attention as follows, Identification For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residing in metropolitan setting, identity may be reflected on place and family as well as may be impacted by multiple factors of disputed characteristics associated with cognitions of colour, culture and preconception that may impact opportunities
I think some of the best ways that healthcare providers can become more culturally competent, is through the training of healthcare providers and future healthcare providers. There should be some sort of training in culture that will facilitate and improve the ability of those in healthcare and those interested to become culturally competent. As a person who is not personally culturally competent, I would love to go out and work in places that are known to have different cultures than what I know, and to observe physicians working in said places. Not only to see different places but to learn the best way to engage with people of different cultures. In doing this, it will facilitate proper, respectful communication and body language towards
“Cultural competence involves understanding values, beliefs, traditions and customs of diverse groups. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand health information to make health care decisions” (Ingram, 2012, para 1). Besides, “Cultural awareness refers to understanding how a person’s culture may inform their attitudes and actions associated with any behavior” (Class Lecture, 2016). On the other hand, health literacy is the ability for individuals to understand, communicate, acquire necessary information related to health issues, and make the correct decisions. For anyone to be able to communicate their needs related to health problems, he or she would also need to have health literacy skills
In Australia, Aboriginal people face many challenges. Explore and describe at least three key issues that affect educational outcomes for indigenous Australians. Despite co-ordinated efforts of indigenous communities and governments, Australia’s indigenous population continue to experience significant disadvantage (Banks 2007). Clearly evident in lowered literacy rates, high rates of unemployment, social conflict and alarming health statistics, addressing the issue of Aboriginal disadvantage is a matter of national importance requiring immediate attention. Incorporating the intrinsic values of Aboriginal culture within the structure of educational framework, supports self-determination of Indigenous Australians.
Within Aboriginal families there is a collectivist approach to child rearing and preservation of their wellbeing. This ongoing support by extended family members and other community members such as elders provides lifelong opportunities for all members of the family and the community as a whole. This example of community betterment through focusing as a community on child rearing rather then the responsibility lying with the immediate family as exemplified in western communities is an example of community strength through the pooling of community
Introduction Being culturally self-aware is important in everyday life and in work. Cultural self-awareness refers to having the ability to step back and reflect the values that are specific to our own culture but also the culture of those we work with and with those who help as mental health professionals. For example, my belief system might be different from my co-worker or from a client. A second thing that we as professionals need to remember is that cultural diversity has it place in our line of work. Cultural diversity deals with nationality, race, color, gender, creed, religion and age (Merchant, n.d.).
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the term “Aboriginal” as “inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous” The indigenous people of Australia have been roaming the barren lands of the Outback, hunting game and establishing villages for centuries before the colonists arrived in the late 1700s. The Aboriginals came to Australia literally by the boat load from South East Asia, and during the 1900’s, the Englishman started abducting the Aboriginal children by the boat load and they still are to this day. The English parliament are wanting to change a huge part of Australian history for reasons that are not so clear. Geographically speaking, Australia could be considered
The way a person thinks about health, “whether that is our ‘philosophy’, our ‘worldview’, our ‘framework’ influences what we do as individuals in practice,” as well as how we deliver the health service. These elements allow us to think about healthcare in our own culturally acceptable way, this isn’t always an acceptable way of delivering the service to people with views different to our own. Cultural competence is an approach that aids in influencing the service and the education of healthcare professionals. (Taylor, K., & Guerin, P., 2010). Cultural competence is defined as a knowledge and understanding of cultures, histories and contemporary realities and awareness of protocols, combined with the proficiency to engage and work effectively in a cultural context congruent to the expectations of the people of that culture.
Today in Australia there may be around one hundred thousand indigenous Australian people that do not know who their family is or what their culture is. During 1910-1970 many mixed cultured Aboriginal children were removed from their families by a variety of white people as a result of various Government policies. The children taken because of these policies became known as the stolen generation. Being taken away from their families and cultures would leave a legacy of trauma and loss that to this day still affects the Aboriginal community. This all happened because the white people were trying to change the way aboriginal people were living they wanted them to forget they’re culture, speak nothing but English and live like “Normal People”.
Australian people Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse societies in the world today. Almost one in four Australian residents were born outside of Australia and many more are first or second generation Australians, the children and grandchildren of recently arrived migrants and refugees. This wide variety of backgrounds, together with the culture of Indigenous Australians who have lived on the Australian continent for more than 50,000 years, have helped create a uniquely Australian identity and spirit.