Racism erodes confidence and self- worth, in turn leading to poorer health outcomes including
psychological distress, depression, anxiety and health risk behaviours. Racism experienced in the
delivery of health services contributes to low levels of access and follow up. Cultural competency is a key
strategy for reducing inequality in health care.
A strengths based approach views situations realistically and looks for opportunities to
complement and support existing strengths and capacities as opposed to a deficit-based
approach which focuses on the problem or concern (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Plan 2013–2023, p. 50).address the following points in relation to above topic in 1500 words
- Consider and discuss the topic in relation to social and historical circumstances
- Discuss the impact and any relevancy on today’s health of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population;
- Discuss what approaches (old and new) have, or are currently being adopted to address or promote the issue/topic from a health promotion perspective; what has worked and what hasn’t and why?
- Describe and discuss using a strengths based approach how the current and future needs of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait population can be addressed