This assessment must be written in an essay format, which will provide you with the opportunity to describe your understanding of the important socio-political, economic as well as cultural factors that influence and shape individual and social identity. The understanding and recognition of these influences on health care outcomes is important to effective practice by health care providers.
The essay will allow you to assess the prevalence and importance of these factors in contemporary Australian society and how they may relate to the provision of care services, especially those within the counselling context and with particular reference to Australian Indigenous populations.
The essay requires you to demonstrate your understanding of social diversity and assess its significance by citing relevant theory, specific concepts and real – world evidence. You should not only describe what you have learnt but also offer some commentary and interpretation as well, especially in relation to the professional counselling context.
The essay should have the following sub – sections: