Indigenous Australian Health, Wellness and Culture

Unit Code: NURS 2039

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

Indigenous Australian Health, Wellness and Culture unit will specifically enable nursing and midwifery students to investigate, discuss and develop an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health statistics, historical and present-day issues associated with poor health outcomes.

The concepts of cultural safety, health and illness will be discussed in terms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students will explore and reflect on the impact of the different attitudes, institutional policies and value systems relating to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

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