The Constitution for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled
Health Organisation (NACCHO, 2011, p. 55) states “Aboriginal health
means not just the physical well-being of the individual but refers to
the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community
in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a
human being thereby bringing about the total well-being of their
Community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept
In this assessment task you are required to prepare a 1,200 word
reflective essay. This assessment task requires you to reflect upon
and discuss your position in relation to the above statement as you
see it relates to health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
There are four required components to the task: CAN156 Health and Wellbeing
- Describe a potential health strategy that could be used to achieve
the health services envisioned in the NACCHO statement
- Discuss the implications of participating in the potential health strategy for your own health care practice, including an explanation about how you would interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff.
- Describe how the potential health strategy would contribute towards ‘closing the gap’.
- Demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration in components 1, 2, and 3. Reflective writing should demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills. The use of ‘I’ is expected in this assessment task (‘I think, I do not agree, I agree’, etc).
You are expected to undertake research beyond the unit materials,
and use a range of books and journal articles. A recommended list
that provides a useful starting point can be found at the end of this
unit outline. You are required to support your reflective essay with a
minimum of 6 scholarly references.
Task length:1,200 words
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA : CAN156 Health and Wellbeing
- Clearly addresses each component of the task.
- Evidence of in-depth engagement with appropriate academic literature and other resources, using a minimum of 6 scholarly references.
- Demonstrates skills in critical thinking and reflection
- Adheres to presentation conventions (legibility, spelling, punctuation, grammar and referencing).