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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. Creating supportive and caring environments and implementation of the
activities and learning skills in the community ensuring optimum growth of
children which give them equal chance to shape themselves into a responsible
citizen in the community is the need of an hour. The video also indicates the
problem of social isolation which is a key factor in development of children as
there is no access to childcare and other early childhood learning centres where
children can find their strongest representative teachers as role models, learn,
explore, play and cherish multicultural people which builds the foundation stone
of successful and heathy life. The vital message conveyed in the video is 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
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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 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 education that fully recognises
the diversity of 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 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 health
system. Hence promotion of the health literacy and education reduces suicides
and deaths, promote gender equality and peace and it is one of the fine
investment people can make in one’s community.
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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 themselves 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
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. Furthermore, access and equity was another
major primary healthcare principle that guided the project. Lack of access and
equity in the services and resources is the major longstanding issue in remote
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