Analyse and critique a policy, programme or proposal for Indigenous health
You may choose any proposal, or existing policy or programme relevant to Indigenous health. This includes measures that emanate from outside the health sector, but have a significant impact through the operation of the social determinants of health. You are asked to critically analyse it in other words, you ll be expected to describe what it intends to do and critique the rationale it offers for such a need and the approach chosen. As well, it would be important to examine the content and methods in the light of the literature, both the peer-reviewed and (where appropriate) important articles or documents from the Indigenous grey literature such as Indigenous organisational reports, government reports and non-peer-reviewed articles or presentations). Use of the latter as evidence will need to be qualified, but may be argued for on the grounds of thematic innovation, or pertinent Indigenous knowledge or perspectives, otherwise lacking in the discourse. You'll need to look at the level of community participation in design and operation, as well as what mechanisms are in place for appropriate information or educational material dissemination, or research transfer. Finally, it would be important to judge whether the task that it sets itself can actually be achieved by the approach taken and the methods employed:
a) How efficacious does it appear to be?
b) How likely is it to succeed in its aims a particularly in a sustainable way?
c) What are the barriers to success?
d) How might it be improved?