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ASSIGNMENT 2- GUIDED WRITTEN RESPONSE TO CASE STUDY
1)Identifyanddiscusstwo social determinants of health thathelped to
determine the need for the project. Provide examples from the video and
include at least one scholarly reference foreachsocial determinant.
Healthy child development is one of the globally recognised crucial determinant
of the future health. Healthy child development is a moral responsibility of the
nation and community. Hence families must discuss and undertake the
initiatives to abandon the risk factors that adversely affects the childhood
development such as substance use, domestic violence, child abuse etc.
According to Brettig (2015), the influence of the home environment on social,
emotional and spiritual development is probably even more significant. Parents
may not be the best educators in some other domains but they have a huge
influence on the wellbeing of their children. Likewise, from the video, developed
by the Rural Health Channel (RHC,2014) it was evident that to shape healthy
children, healthy community is required which determined the need for Gnibi
project to develop healthy community. Creating supportive and caring
environments for children and implementation of the activities and learning skills
in the community ensuring optimum growth of children giving them equal
chance to shape themselves into a responsible citizen in the community. The
video also indicates the problem of social isolation which is a key factor in the
development of children as there is no access to the childcare and other early
childhood learning centres where children can find their strongest
representative teachers as role models, learn, explore, play and cherish their
childhood which builds the foundation stone of successful and heathy life. The
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message conveyed in the video shows the importance of nurture and nature
which means nurturing children’s skills and abilities and teaching children to
respect the natural land in which they live and educate holistically. Education
and health literacy is also considered as a fundamental human right and a path
to the promising future but indigenous communities do not have the opportunity
to complete or enter school. The video highlights one of the significant and
serious problem of poverty in the community which stops them from going to
school and leaves them without numeracy and literacy skills. A ladder to come
out of the poverty is education. Education enables people to develop personally,
eradicate poverty by achieving highly paid jobs, high standard of living and
boost socio-economic development in the community. Educating the aboriginal
children based on their cultural values, their relationships, language and
connection to the aboriginal land is required to develop more interest in
education and schools. “Indigenous peoples continue to face challenges in
accessing the education that fully recognises the diversity of the Indigenous
languages and cultures,” said The Australian Human Rights Commission
President, Gillian Triggs. Lack of health literacy and education is determined in
the video which indicates the need for this project as it increases mortality rates,
morbidity and diseases in the aboriginal communities. Health literacy improves
the ability of individual to live a healthy life by making appropriate health
decisions. Health literacy enhances the knowledge of the food security, reduces
malnutrition, maintain health and wellness, improves self-awareness of the
diseases and chronic conditions and plays a key role in accessing additional
health resources resulting in greater efficiency to the health system. Hence
promotion of the health literacy and education reduces suicides and deaths,
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promote gender equality and peace and it is one of the fine investment people
can make in one’s community.
2)Identifyandexplainhow two primary health care principlesguided the
projectin the video. Provide examples from the video and include at
least one scholarly reference foreachprinciple.
Health Promotion is one of the significant primary health care principle which
directed this project. Aboriginal community presented in the video have been
through anger, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and pain and have come together to
make their community a better place to rejoice. Professor Judy in the project is
trying to support people by holistically bringing together a shattered community
where they make decisions, discuss the issues and find solutions to promote
health and wellness. McPhail-Bell, Bond, Brough and Fredericks (2015) defined
health promotion as a process of “enabling people to increase control over, and
to improve, their health. Health promotion is both a practice and normative ideal
regarding a particular vision of a good society”. Addressing the issues such as
smoking, alcohol consumption, substance use and discussing the risk to
exposure, listening to others, creating awareness and finding solutions to these
problems by engaging seniors, youth, mums and kids. Some of the information
sighted in the video motivate youth to indulge themselves in various self-
development activities like Ian from the community did to develop his learning
skills and likewise also creating new activities for the children which is a good
example of establishing a healthy individual environment. Health promotion that
is culturally responsive, facilitates empowerment of the community, boost
confidence to control the issues and strengthen individual capabilities.
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