Closing the Gap in health equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is an agreed national priority.
The nation wants continued focus and action in order to close the unacceptable health and life expectancy gap.
All political parties have committed to end the health equality gap by 2030, supported by almost 200,000 Australians who made the pledge.
Over the five-year period (2005-2007 to 2010-2012), life expectancy is estimated to have increased by 1.6 years for males and by 0.6 of a year for females. But a life expectancy gap of around ten years remains for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when compared with non-Indigenous people.
Australian Human Rights Commission. (2015). 2015 Close the gap Federal budget position paper. Retrieved from
The goal of inclusive practice is to be aware of, and responsive to, the needs of all people (De Chesnay, 2005, p. 18), and to provide health care based on the principles of social justice (Royal College of Nursing [RCN], 2008). In this context it means that as health professionals we also work to understand and break down barriers of inequality in access to health care. Our goal is to improve the health of all people, irrespective of their background, culture or beliefs.
YOUR TASK IN TWO PARTS-
1. First collect two current on-line or print news articles on Closing the Gap, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health. Critique each article and discuss how it relates to inclusive practice and equity in health care.
2. Then you are to then critically examine, and provide evidence of the impact of Australian health policy and healthcare practices on health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Specifically you are choose three of the Close the Gap targets and strategies that have been put into place to achieve these targets.
YOUR ASSESSMENT WILL BE MARKED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA-
-Approach and argument
INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
When addressing the assignment topic you will need to use contemporary literature (mostly <5 years) to support your discussion. It is expected that you will write in the third person, read widely around the topic and correctly reference your paper using the APA 6th edition referencing style. Please note: referencing constitutes 15% of the overall grade for this assessment. A 2000 word limit has been set for this assignment. A 10% leeway on either side of the word limit will be accepted. Word count will be measured from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion and include in-text referencing. Not included in the word count are the contents page and reference list. To help scaffold your assessment you should allow approximately 10% (150-200 words) each for the introduction and conclusion, 200 words each for the news articles, which leaves 1200 words for the body. Both news articles must be attached as appendices to your assignment. Submit your Assessment Task 1 by the due date. Please include a cover page with student name, student number, course code, term date and year, name of course coordinator, name of assignment, and due date for submission. Remember to include a header with your student name and student number, and footer with the page numbers.
Our Service Charter
Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-FreeWe employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
Free RevisionsWe keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
Confidentiality / 100% No DisclosureWe make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
Money Back GuaranteeIf the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
24/7 Customer SupportWe have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.