Drawing on relevant items from the required weekly reading
program for this unit, the resources detailed below in the questions
and further research, you will undertake an analysis of a current
topical health care issue in Australia following the detailed steps
You must examine the issue with reference to the principles of
person-centered care, cultural safety, and professional codes
relevant to regulatory requirements.
The assignment includes an analysis of the impact of socio-political
issues on health and of consumers’ experience of health services by
considering the impact of dominant values, assumptions and
processes shaping health care in Australia.
1. Apply knowledge of regulatory requirements and ethical
and practice standards that underpin the nursing
profession, and explain how they relate to the provision of
4. Apply knowledge of historical, social, and political issues to
explain the socio-political context of healthcare and the
impact of these structures on human health and consumer
experiences of health systems.
5. Identify and analyse the dominant values, assumptions, and
processes that shape health systems, care delivery models,
and nursing practice in Australia.