HNN154 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ History, Culture, and Health
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HNN154 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ History, Culture, and Health Assessment Task 1: Written Assignment
2000 words (50%)
Purpose of assessment task
Delivery of culturally safe care requires redesigning the structures and processes of healthcare delivery in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In this assignment you will analyse a healthcare initiative that has been co-designed with community to improve health outcomes by supporting and strengthening the diverse cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the healthcare context (ULO1 & ULO2).
Due date: Thursday 15th September 2022
Time: 8.00pm (penalties will apply after 11:59pm)
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“Birthing on Country is a metaphor for the best start in life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and their families, an appropriate transition to motherhood and parenting for women and an integrated, holistic and culturally appropriate model of care for all” (Kildea et al, 2018). The Birthing in Our Community (BiOC) program aims to integrate principles of Birthing on Country into mainstream urban health services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies.
- How are the principles of “Birthing on Country” described in the literature? (approx. 500 words)
- How did the BiOC program integrate principles of Birthing on Country in an urban setting to facilitate culturally appropriate care? (1000 words)
- How has incorporating principles of Birthing on Country improved outcomes for mothers, babies and families in the BiOC program? (approx. 500 words)
Instructions for this assessment task:
- As this is a question-and-answer based task you may use the questions as subheadings in your assignment. No introduction or conclusion is required.
- The term “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander” should be used to describe individuals and communities in preference to generalised terms such as “Indigenous” or abbreviations such as “ATSI”
- The articles provided in the assessment folder (AT1 Key Resources) should form the basis for your discussion, however additional evidence will be required to support your discussion. Sources of evidence may include peer reviewed journal articles and websites designed for health professionals.
Include the following information on separate lines; Title of Paper (bold font), Student Name, University/Institution Name, Unit Code and Unit Title, Facilitator Name, Due Date.
Formatting of Title Page: Centred text alignment and double-line spacing.
Writing is to be in an accessible font. Examples of these include 12-point type size Times New Roman, 11-point type size Georgia, 11-point type size Calibri, and 11-point type size Arial.
Ensure the same font is used consistently throughout the entire paper.
Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list entries.)
Page numbers to be provided on all pages. Place page number in the top right-hand corner
2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page (default page margin). Paragraph indents
Indent the first line of each paragraph 1.27 cm (using the tab key or paragraph tool).
Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, title page (centred alignment), titles and headings, table titles and notes, references (hanging indent), appendix labels and titles
(Consult with APA 7 style manual for specific detail).
Justification of text
All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified (right margin remains uneven)
Assignments must be no more than 10% of the indicated word count, not including title page, in-text citations and reference list
|Criterion mode: Points||High Distinction||Distinction||Credit||Pass||Fail|
|Starting %||80||Starting %||70||Starting %||60||Starting %||50||Starting %||0|
|Explains principles of Birthing on Country||Clearly and thoroughly explains principles of Birthing on Country as described in the literature 16-20||Clearly explains principles of Birthing on Country as described in the literature 14-15||Explains some principles of Birthing on Country as described in the literature 12-13||Lists or briefly explains principles of Birthing on Country 10-11||Does not clearly explain principles of Birthing on Country 0-9|
|Describes how the BiOC program integrated principles of Birthing on Country to promote culturally appropriate care||Clearly and thoroughly describes how principles of Birthing on Country were integrated into mainstream care and how these principles promote culturally appropriate care 32-40||Clearly describes how principles of Birthing on Country were integrated into mainstream care and how these principles promote culturally appropriate care 28-31||Describes how some principles of Birthing on Country were integrated into mainstream care, with some reference to culturally appropriate care||Briefly describes how some principles of Birthing on Country were integrated into mainstream care||Does not describe how principles of Birthing on Country were integrated into mainstream care to promote culturally appropriate care 0-19|
|Describes impact of the BiOC program on maternal and infant health outcomes||Clearly and thoroughly describes the impact of the BiOC program on three or more maternal and/or infant health outcomes||Clearly describes the impact of the BiOC program on three or more maternal and/or infant health outcomes||Describes the impact of the BiOC program on three or more maternal and/or infant health outcomes||Lists or briefly describes the impact of the BiOC program on two or more maternal and/or infant health outcomes 10-11||Does not describe impact of the BiOC program on maternal and/or infant health outcomes|
|Writing is clear,||Writing is clear and||Writing is clear.||Writing is mostly clear.||Writing is unclear and/|
|Writing and formatting||precise, and||generally well||Assignment is||Assignment is mostly||or lacks logical|
|consistently well||structured.||formatted according||formatted in||structure, and/or|
|structured.||Assignment is||to instructions and||accordance with||assignment does not|
|Assignment is||formatted according||adheres to word||instructions.||adhere to formatting|
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|Referencing and use of literature||Skilfully integrates a broad range of high- quality and relevant evidence to support all aspects of discussion. Citations formatted as per APA 7 throughout||Integrates of broad range high-quality, relevant evidence to support key aspects of discussion. Citations formatted as per APA 7 throughout with minor errors 7||Incorporates a range of relevant evidence to support most key aspects of the discussion. Citations are mostly formatted as per APA 7||Incorporates some evidence to support key aspects of the discussion. Citations are mostly formatted as per APA 7||Does not use evidence to support discussion and/or citations are consistently incorrectly formatted.|