HLTENN001 Practice Nursing In The Australian Health Care System


  1. In 2010, the nursing and midwifery profession was regulated nationally, along with all allied health professionals and doctors, through which organisation?
  1. List the five functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.(Five (5) functions must be listed for 1 mark)
  1. Use the URL provided to read about the benefits of joining the Victorian branch of the ANMF and then list four of them.


  1. Briefly discuss how you would explain the health care benefits to a client whilst in hospital according to the following health care funding:

a.) Medicare scheme

b.) Private health insurance-highest coverage

c.) Veterans’ Affairs-Gold card

  1. Identify four benefits of private health insurance for the individual OR the public healthsystem.( Four (4) benefits for either private health insurance OR the public health system listed
  1. Identify a service that is currently provided by Government funding. There are some Victorian ones listed here https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-and-resources/policy-intervention-and-action and Federal ones here http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/health

If this funding was cut or reduced, list three immediate impacts to health care delivery in Australia.

  1. With a focus on your local area,
  2. a)  List four health care service options available within the region
  1. b)  What are three (3) strengths and three (3) weakness associated with two (2) ofthese local health care system?

(For two (2) of the health services listed , three (3) weaknesses and three (3) strengths are listed for a possible

  1. Identify a current health care issue within your local area and give a brief description in regards to:
  1. a)  Why is it a current health care issue?
  1. b)  Has there been any policy/legislation development regarding this issue?
  1. c)  Do you consider it is effective?
  1. What is the definition of health according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
  1. The values and philosophical underpinnings of primary health care emphasise the social determinants of health and guide and inform policy, planning, governance and service provision. In your own words, outline the seven principles of primary health care. (Onesentence for each principle)
  1. Healthcare services are classified into three levels. List the three levels and define the purpose of each level.
  1. There are numerous health and illness issues facing people from other countries and cultures other than Australia.
  1. a)  Identify three health challenges which could be evident for refugees or migrants when arriving in Australia.
  1. b)  List two services that could be provided to address these challenges.
  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have significantly more health issues than other Australians. They typically die at a much younger age and are more likely to experience disability and reduced quality of life due to ill health.

List four known identified leading causes of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander people according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

  1. Endocrine disorders including diabetes, is regarded as one of the leading causes of death amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  1. a)  List two community or allied health services that could be utilised for endocrine disorders including diabetes.
  1. b)  What practices or resources could community and allied health services utilise to make health care more accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? List four.
  1. Social determinants of health act to strengthen or undermine the health of an individual or community.

Identify three key social determinants of health.

  1. What is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report (2016)?
  1. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016), list two (2) behavioural risk factors and two (2) biomedical risk factors that could impact the health of an individual.
  1. Choose one (1) behavioural and one (1) biomedical risk factor and describe what health issues may arise?
  1. The health care system classifies non-western models of health care as complementary or alternative methods of health care. Choose three and describe the benefits of usingeach.
  1. Mr Wong has been admitted to hospital. You are working through your general admission questions and he has informed you that he is currently taking multiple traditional Chinese medicines that he takes on a regular basis.

What is your role as an EN if you come across this situation

  1. People who are given substitute injections or pills they believe contain active medicine and they experience an improvement in a wide range of health conditions is called a,what?
  1. List the seven components (principles) of wellness.
  1. Grammar, punctuation and sentence structure used to answer the assignment allows the assessor to read and understand the answers
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