Hypothetico-Deductive Reasoning Model

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IPA “The health status of Aboriginal people is worse that other Australian’s on every indicator: life expectancy, maternal mortality, infant mortality, childhood mortality and adult mortality” (Willis,K., & Emer, S. 2007, p. 117) For example the life expectancy is on average 20 years lower (Oxfam Australia, Close the gap, 2012). This is a result of high levels of burden of disease amongst the indigenous population. This vast disparity of health status between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians can be explained through many social factors including education employment and income. These social determinants have a great influence on behaviour. And it is these behaviours that ultimately leads to illness contributing to the burden…show more content…
While they focused on her physical rehabilitation they did not aim to improve Jenny’s understanding of the use of insulin and informing her of the possible reasons as to why the insulin had caused her body to go into shock. This clinical oversight is clear as five days after her discharge she was readmitted after a fall down a flight of stairs after injecting insulin. The Hypothetico-Deductive reasoning model (Higgs, Ajjawi, McAllister, Trede & Loftus, 2008, p. 136) places emphasis on the management of a health problem as part of a clinical reasoning process which should include the provision of information so the patient is better informed and so the chance of future admittance due to reasons of a similar nature is greatly…show more content…
Considering that there was a lack of communication between health professionals and clients. As a interdisciplinary team, where services are discussed with all team members including the client (Portsmouth, Coyle & Trede, 2008, p234). Therefore, the first strategy is that they should have informed the patient on what she could do to prevent this event from happening again, for example the dietitian could have devised her an eating plan and shown her how to monitor her blood glucose levels properly. The second strategy is to have more communication between health professionals. The health professionals have only addressed the physical injuires that have resulted from her insulin shock, and not the main problem of educating her on how to stop this from occurring again. Therefore, physiotherapists and dieticians should discuss and check her health condition before she left the rehab centre. Further, Jenny`s living situation should also be considered. Clients and their family and carers may be invited to additional meetings to share the team`s knowledge and plan for future management (Portsmouth, Coyle & Trede, 2008, p231). such as, alter her living condition to place her in a safer environment. Cooinda Community could be involved which have a health centre, job centre and medical, educational and living support for aboriginal people. In addition to that, there
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