Aboriginal health-Reflective Essay-Nursing Assignment
The Constitution for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organization (NACCHO, 2011, p. 55) states “Aboriginal health means not just the physical well-being of the individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being thereby bringing about the total well-being of their Community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.”
Discuss your role as a Nurse in relation to the above statement as you see it relates to health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Following questions need to be answered in the essay:
Describe a potential health strategy that could be used to achieve the health services envisioned in the NACCHO 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