As a health professional, discuss how the concepts of cultural safety, self- determination and collaboration will inform: 1. Your interactions with Aboriginal patients, their families and Aboriginal health workers Write from ‘I’: imagine yourself, as a health professional, interacting with Aboriginal patients, their families and Aboriginal health workers. It is important to include reflection about how your own social and cultural locations, including your beliefs, values and attitudes, may influence your future health care practice with Aboriginal patients, their families, and Aboriginal health workers. The focus is on your individual health care practice; describe some actual practices and strategies 2. Your advocacy for health service delivery that ensures health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Imagine you are working as a health professional in a health service of some kind: a hospital, community clinic, paramedic service etc. You need to write from ‘I’. Consider: what activities might you undertake to help create a health service which ensures health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? If you need direction to think about the level of health service delivery, revisit the Week 12 content. 3. Your advocacy activities that will contribute to ‘closing the gap’. It is important to draw on the idea of population level advocacy – activities that contribute to equitable health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Advocacy at a population level includes activities such as: -Contributing to community development initiatives (partnering with community groups) -Participating in campaigns against discrimination etc -Undertaking research which collects useful data -Engaging in political action to promote effective policy development -Gathering evidence that shows the impact of government and other policies on people’s lives There are many more examples!