Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours
Please note the word limit for each reflection is 450 words per reflection (+ – 10%).
1. Read Professor Dawn Bessarab’s book chapter (2000), “Working with Aboriginal Families” and critically reflect on the key recommendations on the best ways to engage with Aboriginal families is your future role as a health professional. Working with Aboriginal Families_1_.pdf
2. Read Ivan Lin et.al. paper (2016), ‘Yarn with me’: applying clinical yarning to improve clinician–patient communication in Aboriginal health care. Critically reflect on the importance of clinical and other forms of yarning to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a future health professional. Lin 2016.pdf
3. Choose one (1) historical Australian government policy from pages 22-25 in the textbook ‘Binan Goonj’ Eckermann et.al. (2010). Reflect on how this policy has adversely affected the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Briefly explain how your understanding of this policy may affect your health practice as a future health professional.4. Read chapter 6 on ‘People Centred Care’ in textbook ‘Binan Goonj’ Eckermann et.al. (2010) and reflect on how you will deliver best practice person centred care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a future health professional?