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Undeniably Australian Government policy from the past has directly impacted upon the health status of Indigenous Australians today - The focus of this assessment will be on: - ' Australian Indigenous Young Peoples’ (Aged10-24 years).
-Discuss how the 'Policy of Assimilation 1961', (Copy located under Module 3 Learning Materials) has impacted on the overall health status of Australian Indigenous Young Peoples today-.
STEP 1 - It is important for health professionals to gain knowledge of the pre-invasion health status of the Australian Indigenous population to understand the impact caused by Australia's government policies. You should start your written assignment by identifying the pre-invasion health status of 'Australian Indigenous Young Peoples' (100 words).
STEP 2 - Provide a background statement outlining the current health status of Australian Indigenous Young Peoples and how this contrasts with their representation of health. Note - Indigenous people have their own interpretation of health which contrasts greatly to the western medical model (100 words).
STEP 3 - Critically analyse and explain the intent of the Assimilation Policy of 1961 (use examples from the Assimilation Policy 1961 and from your Textbook). Provide examples of how Assimilation practices have impacted on the health status of Australian Indigenous Young Peoples today (100 words).
STEP 4 - Identify and critically discuss the links between the intent of the Assimilation Policy of 1961 and the present health status of the Australian Indigenous Young Peoples population today specifically related to the following topics:
o Australian Indigenous Young Peoples and Identity and Racism (400 words).
o Australian Indigenous Young Peoples and Smoking During Pregnancy and Traditional Birthing Practices (400 words).
o Australian Indigenous Young Peoples and Higher Educational Attainment and Professional Employment Opportunities (400 words).
Trauma from Assimilation Policies has had a multigenerational effect on Australian Indigenous Young Peoples. If you work in Australia as a Registered Nurse/Midwife - you will provide care for members of this cultural demographic. The -Close the Gap- initiative is high on the Australian Government agenda.
STEP 5 - With this knowledge how can 'you' as a health professional such as the Registered Nurse or the Registered Midwife ensure that 'you' work with 'Australian Indigenous Young Peoples' in a culturally safe way to help ˜Close the Gap- (500 words) This section only can be written in first person - not the entire written assignment.

Referencing: Intext referencing is included in the total word count.
References older than 10 years are acceptable (Due to the historical content of this assessment Task).
Approximately 12 - 24 references are recommended - The -The Policy of Assimilation 1961- must be referenced.

Please note – Use ‘Harvard style refrencing.

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