Indigenous Health & Wellbeing

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NSG2IIH Indigenous Health & Wellbeing
Semester 2 2016
Assessment Two: Working in Indigenous Health
1500word Individual written assignment
40% of total mark
Assessment 2 is an essay based on a hypothetical clinical placement in an Indigenous Health Service, and the information and professional development activities required to provide culturally safe nursing care to the local community.
Prior to a clinical placement in an Indigenous health organisation it is important to undertake some research about the organisation and the population it delivers healthcare to. It is also important to identify the ways in which you as a nurse can build your professional development in providing culturally safe care, both prior to beginning a placement and during the placement.
The information relevant to this essay can be found through desk-top research, in other words the information is readily available on the internet. You should not contact the health service directly for information. Please ensure you correctly reference the sources of information you use to support your discussion.
Use the table below to identify the geographic location and the Indigenous health service for your essay based on your family/surname.
Student Family/Surname
Indigenous Health Service
Alice Springs, NT
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Cairns, QLD
Wuchopperen Health Service
Geraldton (Rangeway), WA
Geraldton Aboriginal Medical Service
Ballarat, Vic
Ballarat & Districts Aboriginal Co-operative
Canberra (Narrabundah), ACT
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Broken Hill, NSW
Maari Ma Health
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Introduction: 2.5 marks (of a total of 40)
Begin your assignment with a concise introduction to the essay topic and clear identification of the key aspects of each part of the assignment.
Body of the Essay ? Parts A, B & C
Part A: Population Profile 5 marks (of a total of 40)
In this section you are required to provide a brief population profile of the area in which the health service is located.
This profile should include:
? The location of the Health Service ? town/suburb, state and Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) classification (1mark)
? Identification of the local Traditional Custodians using an appropriate reference (1 mark)
? Population statistics ? how many Indigenous people live in the area and what proportion of the total population is the Indigenous population. (1 mark)
? Apart from the Indigenous health service allocated to you, what other Indigenous-specific services are available for the local Indigenous community (1 mark)
? What mainstream (not Indigenous specific) health services are available in the area. These may include, but not limited to, hospitals, General Practitioners, mental health services etc) (1 mark)
Part B: The Indigenous Health Service 10 marks (of a total of 40)
In this section you are required to discuss the concept of self-determination, provide an overview of the Indigenous Health Service allocated to you and choose one program to discuss in detail
1. Briefly discuss the importance of self-determination to Indigenous Australians using Indigenous health services as an example (2 marks)
2. Provide an overview of the Indigenous health service allocated to you including;
? The vision/aspirations/guiding principles of the organisation (2marks)
? A brief summary of the range of services and programs provided for the local community (3marks)
3. Choose one program provided by the service and discuss in detail how it contributes to the health and wellbeing of the local Indigenous community (3 marks)
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Part C: Professional development 10marks (of a total of 40)
In this section you are required to discuss the importance of on-going professional development for delivering culturally safe nursing care, and detail three (3) examples of how cultural safety skills can be developed.
1. Discuss the importance of nurses undertaking professional development activities to increase their cultural safety skills in delivering appropriate care to Indigenous people, and explain why it is important to be aware of information relevant to the specific local Indigenous community you are working with. (2.5 marks)
2. Identify and discuss three (3) ways that you as an individual nurse can contribute to your own professional development in delivering culturally safe care to Indigenous peoples. (2.5 marks for each example)
Conclusion: 2.5 marks (of a total of 40)
Finish your assignment with a concise overview of the essay which clearly summarises the key aspects of each part of the assignment.
Assignment Format:
Written Communication: 5 marks (of a total of 40)
A formal academic introduction and conclusion is required
Use headings to separate Parts A, B & C; subheadings can be used
The discussion must be presented using academic assignment format with attention to good paragraph structure, grammar, Australian spelling and formal academic expression.
It is important to link sentences to establish the flow of ideas and there should be no single sentence paragraphs in an academic paper.
Dot point format is not acceptable
Double spacing is required between paragraphs.
Integrate material from credible published sources through effective paraphrasing and summarising.
Referencing: 5 marks (of a total of 40)
A minimum of 8 references are required; use peer reviewed journals, grey literature sources, credible websites and textbooks relevant to the discussion.
Sources of information should be less than 10years old
References used should be acknowledged in text using APA version 6 formatting
Provide a full list of end text references using APA Version 6 formatting.
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Assignments must be submitted electronically by 9am (0900hours) on the due date 3rd October 2016 in the Turnitin on LMS.
Students must seek a formal extension to submit after the deadline where there are extenuating circumstances. The extension must normally be sought at least three (3) days prior to the submission date.
If you need an extension you must contact your Subject Coordinator.
If you have a personal issue or illness that is affecting your study, you may need to apply for special consideration.
Forms are available online and must be submitted with relevant documents.
Late Submissions
An assignment submitted after the due date without an extension will incur a penalty of 5% per working day of the total possible mark for the piece of assessment in question.
Assessment tasks will not be accepted after the earlier of the following occurrences:
? The fifth (5th) working day after the due date; or
? Feedback on the assessment task has been returned to any student by a teaching team member.
Academic Integrity
The following are extracts from the La Trobe University Academic Integrity Policy (2011):
The University requires its academic staff and students to observe the highest ethical standards in all aspects of academic work and it demonstrates its commitment to these values by awarding due credit for honestly conducted scholarly work, and by penalising academic misconduct and all forms of cheating.
Academic staff or students who engage in plagiarism, unauthorised collusion, and/or fraudulent or unethical research and scholarship practices will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the University. Students who cheat in tests, examinations, essays, or other assessable work will also be subject to disciplinary processes.
Academic Misconduct
Engaging in practices including but not limited to cheating in tests, examinations, essays or other assessable work, plagiarism, unauthorised collusion, fraudulent or unethical research and scholarship practices
To take and use another person?s ideas and to fail to give appropriate acknowledgement. This includes material from any source, including other staff or students, the Internet, published and un-published works.
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Unauthorised collaboration on assessable work with another person or persons. Make sure that you gain a clear understanding of how to avoid unethical practices, and that you are not guilty of plagiarism by acknowledging the source of all materials or ideas you use in all your assignments, reports and presentations.
The penalties for academic misconduct are severe, including no marks or reduced marks for a piece of work, a fail grade for a subject, or exclusion from the University. Also, do not assist another person to engage in unethical practices as this may be punished as severely.
Students are advised to familiarise themselves with the rules concerning academic integrity
Further detail on the Academic Integrity Policy is available at:
See ways of avoiding
plagiarism and the associated penalties.
Using appropriate referencing is one of the most important steps in avoiding plagiarism.
For a guide to referencing see the Libguides site at