The reflective journal component of this assessment requires you to write two (2) reflective journal entries, 300-words each, demonstrating that you have responded to the feedback from your tutor and have acquired a deeper understanding of the issues discussed and presented throughout the semester. •
• Reflective Journal Entry 2: Workshop 5 presented the issues of Past Policies & Practice; review the Northern Territory Intervention (NTI) and analyse its impact on Aboriginal communities’ health and well-being. Read both sources and critically reflect upon the given information in relation to the NTI and its stated aims.
Reading One: Chapter One (1) in Eckermann, A-K., Dowd, T., Chong, E., Nixon, L., Gray, R, and Johnson, S. (2010) (3rd Ed) Binan Goonj: Bridging Culture in Aboriginal Health, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier
Reading Two: Chapter Two (2) in Eckermann, A-K., Dowd, T., Chong, E., Nixon, L., Gray, R, and Johnson, S. (2010) (3rd Ed) Binan Goonj: Bridging Culture in Aboriginal Health, Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier
• Reflective Journal Entry 3: Articulate an understanding of the concept of Cultural Safety and working with Aboriginal Communities through an exploration of the relevance of culturally safe practice in a health setting for both Aboriginal peoples and yourself.
Reading One: Coffin, J. (2007) Rising to the challenge in Aboriginal health by creating cultural security, Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 31(3), pp 22-24
Reading Two: Durey, A. (2010) Reducing racism in Aboriginal health care in Australia: Where does cultural education fit? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(1), S87-S92
• The references listed for each journal entry must be included in your journal; additional references can be included.
• Word counts DO NOT include the reference list or the contents page.
• Word counts DO include in-text citations.
o Demonstrate that you have thoroughly read the readings. Your personal response and opinions to the information begins your journey of critically reflecting upon the topic/s.
SUMMARY/CASE STUDY – 1000 words:
The Case-Study (Russell Nelly, Workshop 10 – Week 12) is central to the summary. Summarise your knowledge and understanding of the unit’s key concepts through the life story of Russell Nelly.
Validate your position with evidence from the unit’s text book (Eckermann et al, 2010) and peer-reviewed academic articles, as well as other sources.
Consider your engagement and interaction with Aboriginal people as a future health professional
• A minimum of 5 academic references for Summary/Case Study
• APA 6th referencing style required.
• Connect aspects of the course to your own experience and/or understanding.
• Explore and identify similarities and differences between your culture and that of Indigenous people.
• Relate the knowledge and content to how this might be relevant or applicable to your future professional role
Submission: Assessments are to be submitted electronically to Turinitin on Blackboard via the submission point under the ‘Assessments’ menu. Please keep your Tii receipt for proof of submission.
The Northern Territory Intervention information
The Reflective Journal Entry 2 refers to the Northern Territory Intervention (NTI) and asks you to analyse its impact (positive and/or negative) on the Aboriginal communities.
Listed below are links which are relevant to this topic and may assist you when writing your reflections.
The Northern Territory Intervention (also referred to as the Northern Territory Emergency Response)
The Report which initiated the NTI by the Federal Government:
Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle “Little Children are Sacred” – Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse (2007 – dated April 30, 2007) Note the 97 recommendations pp22-33:
The Federal Government Response:
Download the Commonwealth Government’s Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 document from:
The many voices that responded to the NTI proposal and action:
1. Australian Human Rights Commission – Social Justice Report 2007 – Chapter 3: The Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention:
2. Australians Together “The Intervention”:
3. Professor Marcia Langton opinion piece (2007) in response to the Commonwealth Government’s NTI + Marcia Langton & Clare Martin (2008) debate the NT Intervention (published 2013 – YouTube):
4. The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (2007) “Indigenous doctors demand real and long term results in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids’ health”
5. Larissa Behrendt (2009) “Stop this Intervention”
6. Professor Marcia Langton comments (2012) on NT Intervention Senate Enquiry findings:
7. Professor Fiona Stanley (2008) Transcript of Interview with ABC
Community members talk about the NTI experiences
8. June Mills explains the impact of the NTI on her community and people (2008)
9. Bess Price, Chair of the Northern Territory’s Indigenous Affairs Advisory Council interview with the ABC (2011)
10. Link to Stop the NT Intervention (2011) – Elders’ Statement:
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