Biased treatment matters in health care.

Reflective Essay
Task description
In this task you will write a critical reflection about one of the key messages of the unit: Biased treatment
matters in health care.
There are four required components to your reflection:
1. Use the intersectionality framework to reflect on your own cultural location.
2. Reflect on how your cultural location, and your attitudes, values and beliefs, might affect the assumptions
and practices you bring to the care of patients.
3. Describe culturally safe care practices you can undertake to avoid biased treatment of individuals.
4. Outline how you can be a health service professional who can advocate for the non- acceptance of biased
treatment and contribute towards better circumstances for patients at a population level.
Reflective writing should demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills. The use of ‘I’ is expected in this
assessment task (‘I think, I do not agree, I agree’, etc.).
You are expected to undertake research beyond the unit materials and use scholarly sources to support your
discussion. A recommended list that provides a useful starting point can be found at the end of this unit
outline. You are required to support your practice reflection with a minimum of 6 scholarly references.