HI6006 Competitive Strategy Editing Service
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The project will be in the form of health management promotion plan that would be based on the principle of the internationally acclaimed evidence based Ottawa Charter framework. This framework will be a useful process that will help in the increasing of control over and improve the physical and mental health condition of the Aboriginal women in the region of Victoria. Therefore, the main principles on which this project plan will work are:
The goals can be achieved by three levels.
The first level is the primary prevention levels which will mainly act in addressing the determinants of health that would include gender inequality as well as adherence for harmful gender stereotypes. An interesting finding by the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATISWA) has stated that the native people have gone through intergenerational effects of the past welfare practices that included the forced removal of the children as well as dislocation from their communities, culture and country. They have also experienced higher levels of poverty as well as social disadvantages compared to non-natives. These combined effects of the past practices as well as the current disadvantages have resulted in present extreme challenges in the families and women have fallen easy victims to them. Such historical and current events and issues are seen to impact day to day existence as well as well-being of aboriginal women. Gender inequality and gender biasness have become inculcated as a part of the strenuous living systems of the native families and are being passed on from generation to generation. Researchers also state that women are seen to struggle for ensuring their physiological as well as safety issues for their families and therefore they do not have time or energy for unraveling such relationships between their struggles and gender inequality.
The most important action that needs to be taken would be following one of the five priority action of the Ottawa charter called the strengthening community action. For this, the project would be incorporating healthcare promoters who would be campaigning in the communities about the harmful aspects of the domestic violence on the women and subsequently the children of the families. Every of the community members should be made to participate in such campaign where they will learn the depth of the harmful consequences developed by gender inequality and domestic violence in the community. The people should be made aware about the ways they can opt for seeking help and also promote reporting of such incidences if witnessed.
The second level would be the secondary prevention strategies which would be based on taking effective actions on the determinants that directly results on violence on women unlike the primary prevention method which are based on changing the mentality regarding gender inequality. It will be based on development of early prevention strategies and advocating for the determinants that create direct incidences of violence.
Researchers are of the opinion that native men were dispossessed by the colonisers where they lost their moral authority over their families. The wives were taken resulting in mixed children and then they were left by the colonisers. The Aboriginal men had to rear the families causing anger and rage and such oppression made them oppressors and this theory is supported as well. Moreover other determinants are the childhood experience of violence and abuse, abusive style of conflict resolution. Others are loss of employment authorities, poor health, lack of education, racism, substance and drug abuses, lack of respect, loss of land and traditional cultures, breaking down of community kinship and many others. Inadequate housing is also one contributor where people live in overcrowded houses.
The most important step that needs to be taken is the advocacy of the impact of the social determinants of health on the Aboriginals especially the men. Poor employment, high amount of addiction to substances, poor educational qualifications, thought procedures and environmental beliefs with which children grow, high incarceration rates and many others directly increases the chance of abuse on women by men and family member.
The third level is the tertiary prevention strategy that involves close working with the victims as well as the perpetrators of the violence faced by women in the nation. One important aspect needs to be discussed here. A number of important aspects act as barriers of the native women in getting access from the healthcare services. The culturally incompetent care that they get from western healthcare professionals makes them feel that they are beings judged and disrespected. This is one factor for which they do not want to come with such issues as they feel that their revelation would dishonour their communities to non-natives. Besides, other factors are the fear of retribution as well as repeated violence of their children. Moreover, lack of understanding of legal rights and options, shame and stigma of representing the incorrected-ness of the aboriginal society, mistrust of healthcare systems and governmental wills, acceptance of the violence due to emotional connection with native perpetrator, keeping family together and others – all prevent them to report and seek for healthcare services.
This action will be including another strategic action area of the Ottawa Charter health promotion framework for health campaign planning. This action area is “reorienting health services”. Researchers are of the opinion that reorienting health services helps in shifting towards the system that helps in promoting health, rather than any curative services. Health services need to include the needs for supporting the needs of individuals and communities for promoting health, and connecting the health sector with social, political, economic and physical environments.
Input: participation and planning among healthcare professionals, social workers, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental organisations, voluntary organisations, schools, heads of Aboriginal community, researchers, social analysts, evaluation team and others would work collaboratively
Output: collaborative planning, funding and allocation of resources, evidence based policies and strategies, community participation and strengthening, culturally competent healthcare services and screening
Short: healthcare services for abused or vulnerable individuals, counselling, emotional and physical stability among abused women, care andmanagement support services
Mid:proper attending to social determinants of abuse and violence on women like employment, education, campaigning, alcohol disorder issues overcome and others, overcoming emotional turmoil among perpetrators
Long: development of through procedure of gender equality and overcoming gender biasnes