Undeniably Australian policy from the past has directly impacted upon the health status of Indigenous Australians today.
"Discuss how the Policy of Assimilation 1961, has impacted on the Physical health/ Mental health, and Identity of Indigenous Australians today".
Step 1 – Introduction - Please introduce and provide a background of the current health status of Indigenous Australians today. (100 words) - (2 marks)
Step 2 - It is important for health professionals to gain knowledge of the pre-invasion health status of the Australian Indigenous population to understand the impact of past policies. The paragraph after your introduction should identify the pre-invasion health status of Indigenous Australians. (100 words) - (2 marks)
Step 3 - Analyse and explain the intent of the Assimilation Policy (use examples from the Assimilation Policy and from your Taylor and Guerin textbook). Provide brief examples of how Assimilation practices have impacted on the health status of Indigenous Australians today. (100 words) - (2 marks)
Step 4 - Identify and critically discuss the links between the Assimilation Policies intent and the present health status of Indigenous Australians today specifically related to the following topics:
Physical health (400 words) - (10 marks)
Mental health (400 words) - (10 marks)
Identity (400 words) - (10 marks)
Trauma from Assimilation policies has had a multigenerational effect on Indigenous people. If you work in Australia as a Registered Nurse/ Midwife - you will provide care for members of this population.
Step 5 - With this knowledge how can the Registered Nurse/ Midwife provide culturally safe nursing care for this population (400 words) - (10 marks)
Step 6 – Conclusion – Reflection on learning outcomes - this section only to be written in first person (100 words) - (2 marks)
Between – 12 – 20 references are required – Your "Textbook" and the "Assimilation Policy" must be referenced (2marks)