This case study focuses on the health status of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. There are different factors that impact their health for example social factors and health problems, in the community some of the people fail to seek medical attention due to difference in beliefs and culture. This has made majority of the people to live undiagnosed illness. In this case after the review of systems of Uncle Jim, he has many problems concerning his health which calls for immediate medical attention but this has been disabled due to poverty and ignorance especially concerning nutrition and effects of smoking which has resulted in many other severe medical problems.
Social factors that impact on the health of a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
Gender or cultural differences
Among the people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background most of them feel that it is not appropriate for them to address their health issues to the health workers concerning their health. This has majorly been attributed by their cultural believes that they are able take care of themselves in the community. The contributing factor to this belief is the high level of ignorance and poverty. In the case where the patient is a male and the health care worker is a female it will be very difficult for them to express their health concerns because of the gender differences between them and vice versa. Some of the people fail to look for medical attention at early stages of illness and they only attend when the illness ids too severe. Most of them have been taken care of in the community. Chronic diseases that have occurred due to failure to attend to hospital at early stages of illness have led to high numbers of premature death. Such chronic disease and trauma are responsible for the increased rates of hospitalization. Health services inequalities that are caused by poverty, illiteracy or ethnicity have disadvantaged the people because there is reduced...