This system will be able to better integrate and coordinate the primary health care in local communities. The Australian health system is under strain. As we have heard from the AGPN, Australia has a large amount of users in the Tertiary sector and a large percentage of these have resulted due to a lack of correct intervention and management. With a 3 tiered health system, made up of primary, secondary and tertiary levels it has been shown that consumers are experiencing disconnected and fragmented care, under not just one system but many. This lack of continuity has been shown to lead to poorer health outcomes, as a result of late intervention, focusing on illness rather than wellness and as well as being frustrating to patients and their care providers it increases costs.
COMMUNITY ASSIGNMENT- Dajarra Health Profile It is alarming in today’s modern era that residents in rural and regional areas of Australia continue to show poorer health than those Australians who live in metropolitan areas especially those who are of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander demographic where their health status remains unacceptable for the 21st century. Rural areas of Australia are continuing to experience difficulties in recruiting and retaining adequately trained health professionals with residents facing difficulties accessing health services. This report will discuss the outback Queensland community, Dajarra and investigate the health profile of the town which includes cultural diversity, potential health threats and raise
Indirect Costs are the value of the output lost when people become too ill to work or die prematurely, (the cost of foregone earnings, absenteeism, and retraining replacement workers) What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s Health? Groups experiencing health inequities - Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Assess the extent to which health risks can be related to geographical features. Introduction A health risk is a factor that threatens good health, (Warn et al, 2009) it has a detrimental effect on human physical, social and mental wellbeing. The medical profession (BMA) recognises four categories of health risk: chronic (cardiovascular disease), infections (HIV/AIDS) genetic (cystic fibrosis) and traumatic (road traffic accidents.) Health risk equation: Health risk = incidence of risk (physical feature e.g. diseases and climate) + vulnerability (Human feature e.g.
This is due to the fact that both healthcare system and healthcare access are below the nation’s standards. For example, the ease and speed of access to healthcare units is very low compared to other regions in the nation. According to the data employed in the study, there is need to ensure that transport and healthcare units are improved. In order to ensure that such improvements are a success, the community health profile came up with a plan. The plan is mainly aimed at improving transport, increasing the number of healthcare units and improving the rate of recruitment of medical professionals.
Tamara Harbour HLTHIR404D Work Effectively With Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander People Assessment Task: Portfolio: HEALTH Health can be defined in many different ways. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. (World Health Organization, 2003, website) The Indigenous health of Australians living in rural and remote areas, compared to those residing in developed and city areas, are poor and suffer from higher levels of poverty and crime, poor standards of education, higher unemployment rates and poor health. Data collected on the health status
Introduction Despite the progress that has been made in recent years in the quality of healthcare for the Indigenous people of Australia, there is still a considerable need for further improvements. Indigenous Australians currently endure more poor health, disability and injury than other Australians.They also die at a younger age compared with non Indigenous Australians. The socioeconomic disadvantages experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people puts them at a higher risk of exposure to behavioural and environmental health risk factors as does the higher proportion of Indigenous households that live in conditions that do not maintain good health. Many of the Indigenous people also do not have equal access to primary health care and basic medical facilities . 1.
The same factors that determine health are also responsible for determining ill-health. Each factor may have a positive or negative effect on health Within UK concern about health inequalities due to health being affected by the determinants has a long history. Mortality rates Unskilled/lowest social class= Highest mortality rates, mental health problems, alcohol and drug dependency Professional/highest social class=lowest rates of mortality Lord Darzi in 2007, “the poorest communities experience the worst health….a
Chronic diseases can be debilitating, life changing and can affect not just the sufferer but family, friends and co-workers as well. This paper will discuss chronic disease, the definition, arthritis as being one of the most common chronic diseases currently identified in Australia. Rheumatoid arthritis will be examined more with the pathophysiology and diagnosis of the illness. Treatment options, social implications and also the physical and psychological impacts of the disease will be discussed. Chronic disease is defined as a disease that persists over a long period as compared with the course of an acute disease.
PART 1 One of the most biggest historical issues which as impacted on the health and cultural safety of aboriginal and Torres strait islander people was the use of alcohol also known as alcohol misuse. Alcohol misuse is the term used to describe alcohol that causes danger to users or to others within the surrounding. Alcohol misuse is the given reason to much broad range of health plus social problems, including, violence, social disorder, family breakdown or problems, child neglect, loss of income or diversion of income to purchase alcohol and additional substances, financial problems, Theft or crime. However Indigenous Australians understand harms associated with alcohol use, which includes deaths and hospitalizations, at a price much superior