HNN 217 Community Nursing Practice Assessment Task 1: Critical Reflection 1,500 words
Purpose of assessment task This assessment task will enable you to improve your understanding and knowledge about the importance of providing culturally safe health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This task is designed to assess the following Unit Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain the relationship between nursing, the social determinants of health, and primary health care. 2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the nurse engaged in community health practice, including education of individuals, families, and carers. 3. Evaluate symptoms, functional status, and risk in the management of individuals, significant others and communities. 4. Identify participative, evidence-based health promoting interventions for individuals, families, and carers from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 5. Demonstrate integration of knowledge and skills by providing safe, effective care for individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in community settings.
Topic background: There are links between health care equity, access and poor health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Community nurses can supply improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Assignment Question / Task Description: Discuss the importance of providing culturally safe health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Explore the relationship between cultural safety, equity and access to health care and reflect on the implications for your own nursing practice.
Instructions for this assessment task: This assessment allows you a level of self-determination around how you wish to express yourself.
You may choose one of the following formats: 1. A letter to yourself(future/past) or your children/ grandchildren 2. A short story 3. A newspaper article/blog 4. Essay format
You will need to provide evidence of research/reading, so a reference list and intext citation where applicable would be expected to back up your ideas and arguments (approx. 10-15 references).
You may choose to use the following questions to assist with writing the reflection.
1. What was my previous understanding about the importance of cultural safety, equity and access to health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
2. So what impact did learning about the concepts of cultural safety, equity and access to health care have on my attitude towards caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Did it change your mind about anything?
3. How will your understanding influence your approach to caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples using culturally safe care in improving access and equity in future?
Citation style: APA 6
Font: 12-point type size. Times or Times New Roman. Spacing: Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.)
Page numbers Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in the top right hand corner Margins 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page. Paragraph indents Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool). Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and notes
Justification of the text.
All text need to be aligned to the left not justified