HLTENN001 Australian Health Care System: Health and Illness Issues


You are required to complete a research task on the Australian health care system including the role of primary health care.

Apply principles and knowledge of nursing practice to work in the Australian health care system

This research project requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional within the Australian health care system. As an enrolled nurse you will be required to provide health care across the lifespan of people in a range of health and community care services or environments. A good understanding of our health care system is essential.

You will need to provide discussion regarding your research finding and provide examples of your findings.

Health and illness issues facing people who have come from countries other than Australia Health insurance-related organisations and their roles in the Australian health care system Identify and access appropriate agencies to facilitate positive health outcomes

Socio-cultural and social influences and factors that impact health and illness

Health issues and impacts of health care delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Recognise risk factors and social circumstances applying to the health of people and refer the person to appropriate health professionals

Identify existing health services that support current health issues facing people in Australia

Themes that impact health and illness for people from Australia and other countries, including environment, cultural barriers and community acceptance

Social, political and economic impacts on health care delivery including funding sources and constraints on services and resource allocation

Discuss information on health care service funding sources and health related insurances with person, family or carer

Access and interpret information to increase own awareness of appropriate sources of funding for health care services

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