Friday, December 6, 2019
Western Australia Aboriginal Communities
Question: Describe about the Research proposal, Managing environment led health problems in rural and remote area hospitals at Western Australia aboriginal communities? Answer: Research problem In view of elevated morbidity vis-a-vis environmental degradation in rural and remote areas in general and Western Australia in particular, it would be researching the conditionality around this issue mainly in terms of hospital care. This is well recognised by many government authorities which include Australia Institute for Health Welfare, Dept. of Health Aging etc (Wilson et.al, 2009). It is often seen as a residue of inequitable situation of healthcare distribution and rudimentary policies in rural and remote areas. Environmental degradations like pollution led contamination of food, water lead to a host of illness among children and adult in rural Western Australia, ths has attracted many minds to rethink measures at hospital level. Critique of literature Among many previous literatures on environmental discrepancies such as inadequate drainage system, poor sanitation and toilet facilities among communities in rural Australia are documented in a big way. Studies (Williams et al. 2013, 1997) have made warranted recommendation for necessary screening and environmental health problems in communities in Western Austral communities. Even research studies on Asian countries like China (Jhang et al. 2010) have also found the environmental risky conditions like air and water pollutions are equally responsible for a number of morbidities in rural areas. The lack of safe drinking water lead t water borne disease, health care systems such as hospitals need to be better equipped to tackle the problems. Gap in knowledge Although studies and researches are there for many years mainly for rural area improvements are far from satisfaction. Some studies attribute poor level rural hospital and health strategy in rural as well as remote areas consequently lead to poor rural and remote population health level outcomes. Understanding from established health care theories like health belief model may help n developing better hospital level care in rural and remote areas mainly in Western Australian communities.. Research question RQ1: What could be the environment led problems associated with illness among people in rural and remote areas of western Australian communities? RQ2: What kind of strength available at hospitals and the problems in rendering service for environment led illness for people in the same areas? References Williams, P., Oosterhuis, C. O'Neill, M. 2013, A trichiasis screening program in the Kimberley 20082010. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, pp. 290 Wilson NW, Couper ID, De Vries E, Reid S, Fish T, Marais BJ, 2009, A critical review of interventions to redress the inequitable distribution of healthcare professionals to rural and remote areas, Rural and Remote Health, vol 9, issue.1060. Jhang, J; Mauzerall, DL; Zhu, T.; Ezzati, M. Remais, JV 2010, Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water, vol. 375, no. 9720, pp. 1110-1119. Kelly, B. J., Stain, H. J., Coleman, C., Perkins, D., Fragar, L., Fuller, J., Lewin, T. J., Lyle, D., Carr, V. J., Wilson, J. M. and Beard, J. R. 2010, Mental health and wellbeing within rural communities: The Australian Rural Mental Health Study, Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol.18, pp. 1624. Gracey, M., Williams, P. Houston, S. 1997, Environmental health conditions in remote and rural Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 21, pp. 511518.