Caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Life Limiting Essay

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400763 Self Directed Learning Activity 5 2014 SDLA Topic: Caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with life limiting conditions Developed by: L. Metcalfe 2012 Reviewed by: T. Northall 2014 Week Due: Week 14 all campuses LEARNING OUTCOMES On completion of this SDLA students will be able to: 1. Describe the practice principles of caring for Aboriginal people with life‐limiting illnesses 2. Consider how you can ensure the care you provide is culturally safe Activity 1: Construct a computer generated 1 page summary of key points from the Week 14 prescribed reading: Aranda, S. (2008). The cost of caring. Surviving the culture of niceness, occupational stress and coping strategies. In S. Payne, J. Seymour & C. Ingleton (Eds.). Palliative care nursing. Principles and practice for evidence (2nd ed., pp.573-590). Berkshire: Open University Press Activity 2: View A1: Tom's story & answer the following questions. Tom is a 55 year old Aboriginal man with advanced lung cancer and multiple metastases. He collapses at home, his family call the ambulance and he is admitted to the ward, extremely breathless. His disease is now end stage. Tom’s wife Cec and their son Jimmy are with him in the ward. 1. What are some of the communication issues illustrated in the video? 2. Think about your own discipline and identify actions you could take to ensure that the care you will provide to Tom and his family is culturally safe. 1 400763 Self Directed Learning Activity 5 2014 Activity 3: Read the following & answer the question Australian Aboriginality is a broad category within which are embedded many language groups and subcultures. Aboriginal peoples are the Indigenous Australians and should be respected as the traditional custodians of the land. Indigenous Australians make up approximately 2.5% of the total population. Factors which may impact on health care provision

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