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Personal reflections to the cultural safety and values of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people

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Personal reflections to the cultural safety and values of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people
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Anju Lata answered on Apr 23 2020
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Running Head: PERSONAL REFLECTION
PERSONAL REFLECTION          2
ASSESSMENT 2
Cultural Safety and Values of Aboriginal and To
es Islander people
(Personal Reflection based on Gi
s Cycle)
Cultural Safety and Values of Aboriginal and To
es Islander people
The Cultural Safety means developing such an environment for the Aboriginal and To
es Strait Islander people where they could be treated in a respectful way, and they could feel valued and empowered to take part in social activities (Australian Indigenous, n.d.).
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During this unit, the cultural and traditional ways of healing and medicine practiced by the Aboriginal and To
es Strait Islander people influenced me the most. Rather than emphasizing the modern ways of treatment, they believe in traditional healers, their healing chants, and their he
al medicines (Australian Indigenous, n.d.).
Many factors like colonization and separation from their mainland and families has affected considerably their use of traditional healing methods. They think the traditional healers as most effective in controlling their ill symptoms and hardly believe in modern medicine of Australia. I am a citizen of Australia but due to my roots from a white and educated family background, I prefer the modern ways of treatment. The cultural beliefs and up
inging in same community and family where parents all the time practice the traditional he
al treatments will definitely make their children at least partially associated to their belief system (Campbell et al,2016).
Feelings
The education and economic development in Australia are so forward that educated and professionally qualified people do not follow the myths nor do they practice blind faith. There are technically advanced machines in the healthcare system which can diagnose and treat any disease in the most effective manner. Children who come to many developed countries like the US and Australia to seek higher education standards do not believe and practice these ethically blind traditions (Swain & Barclay,2015). They understand the system of the body as they are aware of available medical advancements. The traditional healers perceive or assess the illness by touching the patient’s wrist and other body parts with other visible symptoms but cannot diagnose inner hidden symptoms of most of the diseases. The knowledge of these healers regarding he
al medicines is inherited from their older generations. They grow the he
s in their own local gardens and fields. I feel that this approach won’t be able to deal with numerous kinds of disease prevalent...
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