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Learning Objectives Standard: Application and Integration of Theory Based Knowledge Gain a better understanding into the role

of aboriginal health determinants and how they impacted their lives.

Resources and Strategies Resources: Read Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural and Epidemiological Perspectives By Waldram, Herring & Young (2007). Strategies: Review online resources relating to the determinants of health such as those illustrated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Types of Evidence of achievement The WHO lists several determinants of health such as, education; income, social status, access to health services and personal behavior. (World Health Organization 2013). Through the combined understanding of aboriginal health within our textbook, our clinical experience and the completion of an assignment into aboriginal health, I have being able to identify between the theory of aboriginal health determinants and real life case study examples. (1.02), (1.03). For example, from researching into my assignment, I was able to determine that substance use among aboriginal communities has be attributed to parental substance abuse, influence of peers and low social status. (Connolly, 2013). In addition, my research for this assignment

Criteria to validate objectives achieved Scale: 5/5 Feelings: I feel I was successful in gaining a better understanding of the aboriginal determinants of health and being able to relate those determinants back to our class theory and clinical placements. Plan of Action: I will continue to seek out opportunities to work with aboriginal clients whenever I am presented with the opportunity.

uncovered studies that showed that childhood aboriginal depression is closely linked with poor education. (Connolly, 2013). According to the WHO education, income and social status are all closely linked which would help explain why aboriginals with low social status. (World Health Organization 2013). (1.02), (4.01). I was also able to utilize this knowledge in my clinical settings through my interactions with aboriginal clients. For example, in my psychosocial rehabilitation clinical, one aboriginal client refused to take medication from me or any white males as we reminded him of a person that abused him as a child. I was able to relate this to the absence of the clients Social support networks growing up where he lacked support from family members on which he could

confide. This lack of support helped to foster his understandable fear of other cultural groups for the client. (6.02), (6.04).

References: Connolly, D (2013). Mental health and the Canadian Aboriginal community assignment. Waldram, JB; Herring, DA &Young TK (2007). Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural and Epidemiological Perspectives, Second Edition Toronto University Press, Toronto. World Health Organization (2013). The determinants of health. Retrieved from: