92441 -Contemporary Indigenous

Spring 2018
Assessment item 1: – Essay
Students, please note:
All assessment items must be completed in order to be eligible to pass this
subject.
Weight: 50%
Due date: UTS Online: Monday, 20th August 2018, 5 pm
Health and WellbeingWord limit: 1500 words
Students, please note:
Assessment 1 underpins and elicits background information required for your
participation in the cultural assessment workshop in the final week of face-to-face
teaching. In this workshop, you will be doing a simulation where you will be acting as
the RN in the scenario below.
Framework:
You are an RN working at a community health center that does home visits.
Patient Background:

Your new patient is Judy, a 57yr old Aboriginal woman with type 2 Diabetes who has
been discharged home with a leg ulcer for daily dressings. She is a widow, currently
living at home by herself. Judy has two siblings, Jack and Jennifer, who live close by,
and who assist when they can. One of them may be present for the first visit.
The referral is from the local AMS.
The request is for the community nurses to provide home visits for the daily dressing
to Judy’s leg ulcer, and the request was from the ALO, as AMS is not able to attend
to this need.
The ALO is unable to come to the first home visit for the introduction.
The accompanying discharge letter from the hospital states that she may be eligible to
be registered for CTG.
Before attending your first visit, and as part of your preparation for the visit, please
provide the following information:
Task:
1. You are to write a brief explanation of what “Closing the Gap” (CTG) policy is
including the history and data that influenced the policy’s creation. You are then
to discuss the significance of this policy on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
People’s health outcomes using relevant literature and statistics. This answer
includes any challenges and/ or barriers that may have affected the changes.
2. Analyse the impact of Judy’s Diabetes and how it is addressed within CTG
including the long-term consequences to health and social determinants.
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3. Discuss the benefits of Judy being registered on CTG, and how this may have
an impact on her social determinants.
4. Why would the AMS and ALO be referring to Judy? What services do they provide;
including an explanation about the relationship between the health systems?
HINT: Your answer should also contain definitions for AMS and ALO.
Essay guideline:
1. The discussion should be supported by relevant literature (peer-reviewed) and
health statistics.
2. Your essay should have an introduction and a conclusion. NO headings.
3. You are NOT to use Wikipedia to support the discussion. Essays that do not
just rely on the statistics presented in the Literature will attract higher marks.
4. It is expected that presentation of the essay and referencing will be in
accordance with the Faculty guidelines. Marks will be deducted for incorrect
referencing, and presentation (up to 10%).
5. The reference list is to be attached and not to be included in the word count.
6. All late assessment submissions to be submitted through the late assessment
portal.
7. All documents must be in Microsoft word only, NO PDF format – for the reason
being there may be a discrepancy in your similarity report.
8. The academic language should portray people sensitively in writing, and be
culturally appropriate.
Students, please note:
Submission on UTS Online:
At the top of the first page of your assessment, please write the following statement:
“The following paper is my own work and original and has not been submitted
previously for assessment”.
Your assignments are to be submitted into Turnitin and will be marked online. A
Microsoft word document is the format to submit. Please ensure the entire
assignments including references are submitted to Turnitin. Do not include a cover
sheet in electronic assignments posted to the Turnitin ‘assignment portal’ on UTS
Online for this subject.