ASSESSMENT TASK 2
Critical Reflective Essay
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Due Date: 19th May (Week 11) 4pm
Weight: 40% (marked out of 100)
Length: 200 words maximum (Part A), 2000 words (Part B)
Task aim: To critically reflect on how your own culture, life experiences, worldview and dominant cultural paradigms, influences perceptions of, and interactions with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in health care.
Create a concept map that identifies the key themes of one capability that has impacted on you in the First Peoples Health and Practice course (3121MED). Write a reflection describing how and why this capability has had an impact on you.
Write a critical reflective essay on the concept map completed in Part A using the Critical Reflection Framework (Walker, Schultz & Sonn, 2014) provided in the ‘assessment resource’ folder.
This framework will assist you to address the following:
1. Define and discuss the capability and its key themes.
2. Reflect on how your own culture (life experiences and worldview) and your professional culture, influences your understanding of the capability. Further reflect on how this influences your perceptions of and interactions with Australia’s First Peoples in health care.
3. Analyse the viewpoints and assumptions of others and the dominant cultural paradigm relating to the capability and how this influences your perceptions of and interactions with Australia’s First Peoples in health care.
4. Discuss what you have learnt from this reflective process and how this might contribute to your lifelong learning within your discipline.
5. Reflect on what you have learnt from undertaking this Critical Reflection Process including the potential this process has to transform your practice within your discipline.
Critical reflection of an experience, situation or performance allows for deeper learning, insight and conscious decision making to improve and transform professional practice (Walker, Schultz & Sonn, 2014). Critical reflection is identified in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework as an important process to lifelong learning (Department of Health, 2014).
Department of Health. (2014). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia.
Walker, R., Schultz, C., & Sonn, C. (2014). Cultural Competence – Transforming Policy, Services, Programs and Practice. Dudgeon, P., Milroy, Walker, R. (Eds.). Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (pp. 195 – 220)
Submission: – Part A is a non-graded compulsory submission (PASS/FAIL). Part A & B are to be submitted via TURNITIN as one document.
ASSESSMENT TASK 2