Ultural Competence in Indigenous Health Care

This assignment is an opportunities for you to tell a story of a specific Indigenous health topic highlighting the interventions and outcome for the client. The client can be either from a personal or professional perspective. The main requirement of the assignment is a biography of an Indigenous person or an autobiography (if you are an Indigenous person yourself) as a representative or personalisation of a specific health topic and outcome. This is about putting the face to the facts as it were and telling the story that comes with the statistics. You can choose an Indigenous person involved either as a client or as a worker in an Indigenous health setting, tell their story and link the story to past and present government policies thus giving a broad overview of the Indigenous health issue.

This assignment addresses the following Learning Objectives:

1. The benefits of working cross culturally

2. An understanding of working in partnership

3. Linking historical factors and background to health.

4. Articulating the relationships between historical, cultural, legislative, policy and practice factors that affect the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the implications for nursing and health care provision.

This assignment will allow student the opportunity to speak with an Indigenous person and to really hear their story. Please inform your client you are a student and ask your client for permission to share their story as part of your learning.


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