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Addressing Healthcare Disparities through Nursing Initiatives

   

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Nursing: Health and Health
Care in Australia
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................3
ASSESSMENET 2 .........................................................................................................................3
1) The characteristics of individuals in case study.................................................................3
2) Social determinants of health that are evident in the case study........................................3
3) Social determinants and the best way(s) to address this issue in order to have an impact on
the whole of population..........................................................................................................4
4) Roles that health professionals should play in addressing the issue..................................5
CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5
REFERENCES: ..............................................................................................................................6
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MAIN BODY
ASSESSMENET 2
1) The characteristics of individuals in case study
In context to case study these people lived in a small village that was known as coastal
mining town. They were having poor financial status due to low income. This restricted them to
improve their life style. Also, the town was not so developed and so, it only had few industries or
businesses. There was no source of employment (Daly, Speedy, and Jackson, 2017). This made
them to go far away from village to city in order to search for job. Carla was 54 years old
women. She was living with her aunt. After getting married early, her husband left. But he
financially helped her. He was working as a casual labour in a factory. After getting a head
injury, he did not get proper treatment due to financial crisis. Carla helped her husband in this
situation. Carla worked in retail store on low wages. This got worse as her children grew up.
After mine was closed, business started getting moved into cities. This created more
unemployment and many people started leaving the town (Jeffreys, 2015).
Due to poor education of Carla, her children also did not do well enough in studies. This
shows lack of education in her family. Her son somehow finished 12 grade. Her daughter was
living with her boyfriend in a small flat. She wants her mother to move to city. They are still
struggling to meet their needs. Her daughter is pregnant and has developed gestational diabetes.
She feels tired all the time. Carla wants to help her daughter but the cost of travelling to city is
very high and she cannot afford it. This situation forced her to save money just to visit the city.
Thus, this shows that these individuals belong to very low class and backward category.
They are not having enough resources to fulfil their needs. Besides this, due to lack of education,
they were not aware about government benefits (Stanhope, and Lancaster, 2015).
2) Social determinants of health that are evident in the case study
Social determinants' of health are related to economic and social conditions in which an
individual is living. It defines their social status and income level. Also, it helps in identifying
their health status. These determinants divide population on the basis of their health status and
social condition. An individual who lives is having a high income and better social environment
will be having a good health status. This is because; they are having resources to maintain their
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