Media Journal/portfolio

Writing Media Journal/portfolio- Chosen topic and why it is an Indigenous health issue
– Background
2. The 4 media items – analysis
– Full reference and working link at beginning of each item
– Summary and analysis of key points in item
– How fits into unit overall and topics discussed or covered
– How media item contributes to the topic discussion or debate
– Personal reflection on the issue
3. Conclusion

Media Article on which assignment to be written:
750 words on article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-05/calls-for-government-to-address-indigenous-suicide/7380448

750 words on article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-16/rise-in-aboriginal-youth-seeking-headspace-mental-health-service/7251470

750 words on article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-24/curtin-university-creates-indigenous-mental-health-degree/7272094

750 words on article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-12/duplication-of-indigenous-mental-health-services-in-wa/7836246

Total References: 15 – 20

These issues or topics can be covered on those above mentioned assignments.
1. Outline the diversity of Indigenous health needs and perspectives
2. Discuss the relationship between racism, power and authority
3. Explore the links between identity, discrimination and health
4. Discuss the concepts of colonisation, decolonisation and self-determination and the impact on Indigenous peoples’ health;
5. Explore Indigenous health policies of the past, present and future;
6. Consider how policies can improve or worsen the capacity and resilience of Indigenous peoples.
7. Contested knowledges and negotiated understandings
8. Demographics and health profiles of Indigenous Australians
9. Definitions and models of health: more than a disease focused biomedical model
10. Myths and stereotypes: there is no recipe or magic formula…
11. Indigenous health priorities
12. Contested knowledges and negotiated understandings
13. Demographics and health profiles of Indigenous Australians
14. Definitions and models of health: more than a disease focused biomedical model
15. Myths and stereotypes: there is no recipe or magic formula…
16. Indigenous health priorities

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