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2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions

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Outline of common questions asked in HSC examinations and how to tackle them.

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2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions

  1. 1. 2 POINT FOCUS FOR TRIALS YOU HAVE COVERED THIS IN… CORE 1 & OPTION 1
  2. 2. KEY IMPORTANT QUESTION… AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHILDHOOD HAS WHAT IMPACT ON YOUR ACCESS TO HEALTH AND/OR PERCEPTION OF HEALTH?
  3. 3. QUALITY OF EARLY YEARS OF LIFE WHAT ABOUT THESE? GENETIC & ENVIORNMENTAL FACTORS SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS OF PARENTS SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS IN THE EARLY YEARS NOTE: SIMILAR TO DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
  4. 4. QUALITY OF EARLY YEARS OF LIFE ACTIVITY TIME
  5. 5. Australia is ranked as one of the healthiest nations worldwide, however we know that not all Australians experience the same level of health • Social justice principles refer to values “that favour measures that aim at decreasing or eliminating inequity; promoting inclusiveness of diversity; and establishing environments that are supportive of all people.” The social justice principles include: equity, diversity and supportive environments. WHAT IS IT? WHY IS IT NEEDED?
  6. 6. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK ENABLING MEDIATING ADVOCATING ACTIONS THAT IMPROVE HEALTH
  7. 7. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK ENABLING MEDIATING ADVOCATING ACTIVTY: I GOT THE P, YOU GIVE ME THE ‘EE” Forming partnerships with individuals or groups to empower them, through mobilising human material resources and using skills in order to promote and protect their health Working to bring about consensus and reconciling the different interests of individuals, communities and sectors in a way that promotes and protects health Combination of individual and social actions designed to speak up for specific groups, gain political commitment, policy support, social acceptance and systems support for a particular health goal GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE AND JUSTIFY ITS LINK TO HEALTH
  8. 8. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK Empowering individuals in disadvantaged circumstances WHAT IS IT? Empowering disadvantaged communities Improving access to essential facilities and services Encouraging economic and cultural change
  9. 9. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK Empowering individuals in disadvantaged circumstances WHAT IS IT? • Priority: Improve health literacy = improved knowledge • More knowledge you have, the better decisions you can make • Access services/ problem solving • Adopt health promoting behaviours • Requires strong personal support networks Example?
  10. 10. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK WHAT IS IT? • Priority: Instil connectedness = feel empowered • Empowered if they are a part of the decision making process • Community members to run initiatives, programs, services • HP more likely to meet the needs of community Empowering disadvantaged communities Example?
  11. 11. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK WHAT IS IT? • Priority: Improve infrastructure = more likely to seek treatment earlier and on a more regular basis • Early intervention • Health care workers/ support personnel that reflect community Improving access to essential facilities and services Example?
  12. 12. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK WHAT IS IT? • Priority: Government funding is essential = supportive environment & promotes better health • Financial support is needed for minority groups so that their health is prioritised • Draw attention to their needs and issues • Encourage social change through changing people’s attitudes. Encouraging economic and cultural change Example?
  13. 13. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK APPLICATION ACTIVITY FOCUS QUESTION: ANALYSE HOW IS THE ‘CLOSE THE GAP’ SCHEME UTLISING THE SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK?
  14. 14. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK HEALTH PROMOTION ANALYSIS SO…. IF YOU ARE ASKED TO ANALYSE A HEALTH PROMOTION INITIATIVE USING THE SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK… DO YOU STILL NEED THE OTTAWA CHARTER?
  15. 15. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK HEALTH PROMOTION ANALYSIS
  16. 16. SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK HEALTH PROMOTION ANALYSIS
  17. 17. HOMEWORK Extended response: Using the social justice framework critically analyse the effectiveness of health promotion schemes aimed at priority population • BAND 6 : 4-5 PAGES • BAND 5: 3-4 PAGES • BAND 4: 2-3 PAGES

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