Influence of future health care practice with Aboriginal Patients,

To successfully complete this assessment task, you will write a reflective essay about the importance of becoming a culturally safe health professional.
In the essay you will draw on the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration to explain why it is important to:
Have ongoing learning and reflection on your own cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and the influence these may have on providing health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Provide culturally safe and responsive health care for and with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families
Advocate for health service delivery that ensures health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
You will draw on academic literature, research data, and three responses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health-related stories you will write during your teaching intensives. Your essay will be informed by the central concepts within this unit: cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration.
Assessment criteria
Assessment criteria Measures (Unit) Intended Learning Outcome:
Criterion 1 Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and reflection. ILO3
Criterion 2 Analyse how culturally safe health care for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be informed by cultural safety, self-determination, and collaboration. ILO4
Criterion 3 Evidence of in-depth engagement with appropriate academic literature and other resources, using a minimum of 8 scholarly references. ILO5
Criterion 4 Adheres to presentation conventions: legibility, spelling, punctuation, grammar and referencing. ILO5
Marking rubric: Assessment Task 3
Carefully review the marking rubric for this assessment task. (pdf, 79.1KB)
Markers will be assessing your work against the assessment criteria in this rubric.
Other important information
Please read this information carefully in preparation for Assessment Task 3.
Format
Your essay should follow the following format:
Introduction: (approximately 150 words)
Briefly identify the main points that you will explore in the essay
Essay Body: (approximately 1,200 words)
Draw on the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration to explain why it is important to:
Have ongoing learning and reflection on your own cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and the influence these may have on providing health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Provide culturally safe and responsive health care for and with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families
Advocate for health service delivery that ensures health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Conclusion: (approximately 150 words)
Summarise your main points in light of your reflection. Draw on these points in support of your argument for the importance of becoming a culturally safe health professional.
Word count
1,500 words
You will be penalised if you go over the word limit by 10% or under the word limit by 10%.
A ‘word’ is any word longer than one letter.
Quotations, journal extracts, citations of sources and the reference list are not part of the word count.
How do I present my essay?

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