Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Well-Being Assignment – Cultural Safety Essay
Read – The vision of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.
References – Australian Government. (2013). National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.
Learning outcomes –
1. Apply the principles of cultural safety to the context of Aboriginal peoples' and Torres Strait Islanders' health and well-being to analyse and advance your current position on the continuum of cultural safety.
2. Describe historical, social, and political issues and how they inform current experiences of health and well-being, in order to realise their significance as determinants of current health and well-being of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.
3. Discover the everyday experiences of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders that inform their health care and describe how effective partnerships with individuals, families, and communities enables the sharing of experiences and perspectives.
Respond to the follow assessment tasks:
Step 1- Demonstrate your understanding of the following key concepts.
a) Compare and contrast personal racism and systemic/institutional racism (150 words).
b) Briefly discuss the power dynamics associated with the concept of whiteness and describe how it may relate to contemporary nursing practice in Australia (150 words).
c) Compare and contrast the concepts cultural safety and cultural competency (200 words).
Step 2 – In accordance with the 5Rs of Reflection Framework, report on one of the prescribed readings (from Week's 1-5) that grabbed your attention, and then describe your response to this prescribed reading (100 words).
Step 3 – Discuss how institutional racism has been enacted and perpetuated throughout Australia's history, particularly in regards to Indigenous peoples' access to adequate health care, education and employment. Describe how these actions relate to the concept of white privilege (400 words).
Step 4 – Discuss how culturally safe nursing practice does address personal and institutional racism that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' access to health care. (300 words)
Step 5 – In accordance with the 5Rs of Reflection Framework, reflect on the transformation of your understanding regarding the role of nurses in addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a culturally safe way. Consider how your knowledge and understanding has developed through your engagement with the learning material and activities (i.e. the required and recommended readings, videos, lectures and tutorial material and activities) (500 words).
Your task is to report, respond, relate, reason and reconstruct your understanding of your role in ensuring culturally safe nursing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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