Transgenerational Trauma

Weight: 50% Word limit: 1500 words (+/- 10%) The purpose of this assessment is to explore the impact of “transgenerational trauma” and the ‘Closing the Gap’ (CTG) policy on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s health outcomes.

Task: Students are to analyse and discuss transgenerational trauma and the impact it has had on the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will then analyse and discuss the CTG policy and the benefits of being registered with the CTG on health outcomes, and what they as RNs can do to provide culturally appropriate care for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has experienced transgenerational trauma. To ensure all criteria for this assessment are met, students are to refer to the marking criteria and address the points below: Briefly explain what transgenerational trauma is and relate this to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s experience of colonisation. (Approximately 300 words, value 15%)

Analyse the impact of transgenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with reference to relevant literature and statistics. Analyse how the impact of transgenerational trauma is being addressed by the CTG policy. Your analysis should include the potential long-term benefits of the CTG policy on the health and social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Your discussion here should refer directly to the CTG policy and be further supported with reference to relevant peer reviewed literature and statistics. (Approximately 600 words, value 40%)

Discuss the benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being registered for the various programs within the CTG on their access to healthcare and their short- and long-term health outcomes. (Approximately 300 words, value 15%)

Outline ONE strategy you would implement as a RN to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person’s experiencing transgenerational trauma. The strategy should be within the scope of practice for a RN, culturally appropriate, specific and measurable and supported with relevant literature to indicate it is achievable and evidence based (Approximately 300 words value 15%)

Application of appropriate terminology throughout the analysis and discussion is weighted at 15% of the result for this assessment.

ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES There is an expectation that the concept of cultural respect in regard to the discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is maintained throughout the assignment. For example, using capital letters for when referring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s and the use of appropriate terminology as explained in Communicating Positively: A Guide to Appropriate Aboriginal Terminology All submitted assessments must be in Microsoft Word only, NO PDF format will be accepted–As there may be a discrepancy in your similarity report. Your assessment should be written in full sentences and paragraphs. Paragraphs should use topic and summarising sentences. NO headings or dot points. It is expected that presentation of the assessment and referencing will be in accordance with the APA referencing guidelines.

The discussion should be supported by relevant literature (peer reviewed) and health statistics from official, primary sources e.g. Government websites. You are NOT to use Wikipedia to support the discussion.

Assessments that do not just rely on the statistics presented in the literature will attract higher marks. The Reference List is to be included on a separate page at the end of the assessment. It is not included in the word count.