Mental health issues due to unemployment, is most common amongst women (Ethnic community’s council of Victoria (ECCC), 2009). As well as poor Health literacy skills, refugees who arrive in Australia do not have the basic understanding of the types of health services available and not aware of the factors that can influence their health (CareSearch, 2014). Most refugees have a limited health literacy, especially older adults and those with low education levels (Ethnic community’s council of Victoria (ECCV), 2012). This leads to chronic conditions such as Tuberculosis (CareSearch,
By researching literature, it has been found that poverty is a large issue affecting many Indigenous Australians lives. These examples of issues causing Indigenous poverty have found, that the loss of land faced by Indigenous Australians both historically and now is resulting in Aboriginal poverty, the pollution on the environment causes Indigenous poverty by affecting their health and isolating them and the exclusions of social provisions that Indigenous Australians face do not allow for a healthy wellbeing, evidently resulting in poverty. Overall, to address the issues one must be culturally appropriate. A research approach can also be effective in addressing the issue. Therefore, the issues must be addressed so Indigenous Australians can have fairness amongst all areas of life.
Alcohol is consumed by many who are known to have mental disorders. Depression is a major issue within the aboriginal population with many suffering with factors like grief, shame, worry, homesickness, and anger due to the colonization and the way it has changed their everyday life, culture and environment (Reser). Overall the colonization of Australian is a major health determinant for Indigenous Australians in many ways. Many Indigenous Australians are still being affected by the invasion and are trying to live life in a new way to what they are accustomed to. The colonization led to many deaths, diseases, wars, violence and lifestyle changes which will all continue to make life difficult for the Indigenous.
Poor health initiatives aimed at indigenous Australians and the common belief that they do not want assistance when regarding health (Eades, 2000, p. 4). This results in indigenous Australians experiencing more concerns regarding their health and a greater burden of disease (Nelson, Abbott & Macdonald, 2010, p. 498). When discussing leisure, similar obstacles are present for indigenous Australians, in particular physical activity. Physical activity is extremely important for health reasons and inactivity
Poverty has a great impact on society as a whole. Poverty takes away the ability for someone to gain its benefits. Poor people tend to have poor medical care and more than 1/3 of the population lack health insurance. At times people may be uninsured, causing them to have less access to any preventive care, treatment, overall care or any diagnostic services. The poor are usually more likely to die from infectious diseases because of their lack of health care.
Background: Living in a remote area has always been thought to have negative influences on the individual. There are 35 % of the total population in Australia living in rural area(Phillips, 2009).Rural areas in Australia and all over the world are not geographically isolated and disadvantaged only but also culturally and economically deprived which has great consequences on the health status of the population. The main two factors that have a major effect on rural health are socioeconomic status and cultural issues(Beard, Tomaska, Earnest, Summerhayes, & Morgan, 2009). People living in rural areas are experiencing highly limited excess to health care facilities either because they are not aware of the disease symptoms as a result of low education level or because the treatment is not available for them. In addition, rural population tend to smoke and drink more than others which has an extremely negative impact on their health status demonstrated by higher mortality and morbidity rates than that of the population living in the major cities (Beard et al., 2009).
The consumption of contaminated water can be dangerous for health reasons and several people have passed away from these water-borne diseases. Some of these diseases include Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, Giardiasis, and Malaria. These unfortunate diseases are currently the cause of numerous deaths, especially in small children. The availability of clean water can prevent many problems in low income communities. The available resources for clean water are very rare, so these water sources need to pass through a process of water sanitation in order to just be sustainable to drink, “The world’s surface is made up of approximately 80% water, which is an indestructible substance.
The social determinants that are specifically negatively impacting on Indigenous Australians health include poverty, social class, racism, education, employment, country/land and housing (Isaacs, 2014). If these social determinants inequalities are remedied, Indigenous Australians will have the same opportunities as Non-Ind... ... middle of paper ... ...ther two dimensions productivity. Social determinants are situations in which people are born, grow, live, work and age which is why they are so influential on the contemporary and future health status of the individual. Aboriginal people die at much younger ages, have more disability and experience a reduced quality of life because of ill health, which in some way can be related back to the social determinants of health. Many of these social determinants have programs implemented to try and rectified the disparities in health status between Indigenous Australians and Non-Indigenous Australians.
The absence of cultural competency in some health care providers, lack of community perspective integration in health care facilities, and low quality health care received by women in developing countries.These are the three most pressing health care concerns that need to be addressed in our ever changing world. The first of the issues I’ll be discussing is the lack of cultural competency amongst health care providers, as well as the shortage of education and training in cultural competency. As we all know and see the United States is a racially and ethnically diverse nation which means our health care providers need to be equipped with the necessary education and training to be able to provide for diverse populations. As an East African
Health professional has been limited in numbers not enough to give quality care to Aboriginals. Lastly, socioeconomic status hinders aboriginals to avail quality care. When there is increase in demand for health care Government organization should compensate to accommodate every citizens need for health care. Unable to do so, health care delivery is compromise and it shows that there is a significant failure of the system.