Cervical Cancer: An Action Plan

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INTRODUCTION

Cervical Cancer also recognized by ‘cancer of the cervix’ occurs from the tissue of the cervix. The cervix is a component of the female reproductive system, which also encompasses the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva (Australian Government-Cancer Australia, 2014). The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It is sometimes called the neck of the uterus. Cervical Cancer affects the cells of the lower part of the uterus that joins the inner end of the vagina also known as the uterine cervix (Cancer Council Victoria, 2014). In Victoria 179 women were diagnosed in 2010 with cervical cancer (Department of Health 2014). This is considered to be the twelfth most common cancer in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Canberra, 2013) and has a much greater impact on indigenous women than non-indigenous complements. An indication of evidence shows that 59% of the women population died from this disease. According to Victoria Health, 85% of women developed cervical cancer and either never had conducted a Pap smear test or failed to follow the recommended two yearly screening programs therefore leaded to a lack of participation in cervical screening which is one of the main risk factors for cervical cancer and is common against Indigenous women. Due to the inadequate time frame and the availability of health services such as the Bunurong Health service, Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited to contribute in the project, the Indigenous population in the City of Greater Dandenong is the focus of this assignment. The objective of this is to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer rates among Indigenous women in the City of Greater Dandenong over a three year plan. The strategies conversed in the project involvement plan by engaging the broader participation of indigenous people and their culture imparting a holistic approach to addressing this specific issue. Intensifying cultural awareness and cultural safety is also a significant component. This realization plan will focus mainly on two detailed strategies: to familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort by 2015-2017. Another significant strategy is to ensure that the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women diagnosed with cervical cancer are met physically, culturally, spiritually and medically within the timeframe of three years 2015-2017. This curriculum will provide two-yearly Pap tests to women aged 18-69 for the early detection of cervical cancer. This implementation plan will initially present an action plan and next it will discuss about methods that have been used to encourage sustainability. Then methods of communication, which will be developed to connect stakeholders involved in the assignment, will be conversed along with the supply of resources.

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ACTION PLAN

STRATEGY 1:To familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort by 2015-2017.

TASK

TIMEFRAME

PERSONNEL

RESOURCES

PARTNERS

Establish a project team.

January 2015

till April 2015

City of Greater Dandenong Council

Bunurong health Services

Indigenous Community Registered Nurse and female GP

Health representative from the Cancer Council Victoria

2x female elderly leaders/Volunteers from the Indigenous Aboriginal Community

Information

Venue for the meeting

Time of the Team member’s, Volunteers

Time of the Nurse

Time of the GP

The City of Greater Dandenong Council

Bunurong health Services

Department of Health and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Cancer Council Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Medicare Services

Form a committee

1st April 2015 to 30th April 2015

2x female elderly leaders/Volunteers from the Indigenous Aboriginal Community

Registered Nurse and female GP

Health

Representative from the Cancer Council Victoria

Bunurong health Services

Venue for the meeting

Information material

Catering

Time of the personnel’s and participants

The City of Greater Dandenong Council

Local catering businesses

Bunurong health Services

Department of Health and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Cancer Council Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Appoint a project nurse and a Female General Practitioner (GP)

Mid April- within a one week period (2015)

Registered nurse and GP

Medical Clinics

Professional identification of GP and nurse

Venue

Time of the GP, nurse and participants.

Registration of the nurse and GP.

Monash Health-Dandenong

Medical Clinics

Bunurong health services

Cancer Council Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Conduct a training needs analysis for clinical skills.

Within a 6 months period – from May 2015 till September 2015

Professional Educator

Nurse

GP

Participants from the committee

Train the trainer

Venue (Clinic)

Time of the GP, nurse and participants

catering

Time of the educator/trainer

Equipment/materials/technology to train and educate the nurse, GP and participants

Funding for the trainers

Monash Health-Dandenong

Local catering businesses

Cancer Council- Victoria

National cervical screening program

Local Government- Victoria

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Health promotion training and activity – and organize a free barbeque to encourage participation.

Within a 12 month period- from October 2015 till October 2016.

Nurse

GP

Participants from the committee

Representatives from National screening programs

Representative from the Dandenong council

Local indigenous female health workers and indigenous elders

Indigenous health speakers who has a past experience of cervical cancer

Food and handling certificate

Funding for the health training, activity and promotions.

Equipment/materials/technology for the promotion, activities and training

  • broachers
  • banners
  • posters
  • Marque

Local Government- Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local food companies for barbeque and food preparations

National cervical screening program

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

STRATEGY 2: To ensure that the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women diagnosed with cervical cancer are met physically, culturally, spiritually and medically within the timeframe of three years 2015-2017.

TASK

TIMEFRAME

PERSONNEL

RESOURCES

PARTNERS

Present the official project plan of the indigenous community in Dandenong

Within a 3 month period – from January 2015 till March 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Victorian aboriginal health service

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Communication skills

Venue for the meeting

Information focusing on the indigenous culture

Time of the community/nurse and representatives

Materials/technology and equipment required to present the project to the indigenous community in an understanding effective manner

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Form a advisory women committee group to promote and focus on indigenous culture and beliefs

1st April 2015 to 15th April 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Planning and implementation

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Communication skills

Venue for the organisation of the group

Detailed information about the health promotion targeted on cervical cancer

Catering

Time of the participants and organizations involved

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Local catering businesses

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Provide training for the local female Aboriginal health workers and the community nurse to distribute the program

Within a 3 month time frame – from May 2015 till July 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Financial resources – funding

Materials/technology and equipment for training

Human resources development

Administrative and physical resources- professional training

Specialist advice – about financial enquiries

Time of the female aboriginal workers and the community nurse

Time of the community and participants

Local Government – Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

City of Greater Dandenong

Community consultation

Within a 6 month time frame – from August 2015 till January 2016

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Time of the focused group and committee participants

Time of the local aboriginal community

Transportation – reaching the indigenous community

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

City of Greater Dandenong

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Cultural service delivery to the target group

January 2016 till January 2017

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Financial resources – funding

Human resources development

Administrative and physical resources- professional training

Materials/technology and equipment

Time of the female aboriginal workers and the community nurse

Time of the community and participants

Local government – Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local businesses to help support with materials and technology

City of Greater Dandenong

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Organize a free barbeque

Once a week for 4 weeks on Sundays.

Participants from the committee

Representative from the Dandenong council

Local indigenous female health workers

Food and handling certificate

Venue to where the barbeque and meeting will be held

Time of the indigenous community

Time for preparing the barbeque and informational services

Materials (food and preparations)

Local Government- Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local food companies for barbeque and food preparations

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

 

SUSTAINABLITY

Attention to the sustainability in a community based cervical cancer; controlled program over a 3 year period must have extensive experience in planning implementing and evaluating a program which engage the indigenous aboriginal women, to educate women in City of Greater Dandenong. To sustain the program of prevention of cervical cancer, various steps must be put in place to maintain that the sustainability in the implementation scheme (Shediac-Rizkallah & Bone, 1998, p.87-108). For instance, an entire program may be continued under its original or an alternative organizational structure, parts of the program be institutionalized as individual components, or there may be a transfer of the whole or parts to the community ownership (Shediac-Rizkallah & Bone, 1998, p.87-108). In 2013 an study conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare identified the main changed that would be needed to occur and which stakeholders would be likely to be impacted. Projects with training (professional and paraprofessional components are more likely to be sustained than those without: those trained can continue to provide benefits, train others and form a constituency in support of the program.

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As strategy 1 states that it is aimed to familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort. Therefore; by having general community and professional monthly and or yearly meetings and follow ups will help the project be sustained for a longer period of time and this will be evident with the use of data towards the participation of Pap screening tests for the population of Indigenous women. The results of this data in future within the 3 year time frame will help to detect whether more education and support implants are needed to be put in place culturally, physically and mentally or whether the results show an increase towards the population of Pap screening tests for cervical cancer in Indigenous women specifically.

Topromote ongoing skills, development in health promotion and training/education, by allocating half a day to train the leadership skills and furthermore; being qualified to maintain their relationship with the Indigenous women for better health. It is important to train the trainers to help health services and programs to be sustained, patient-centered care, self-management support and behaviour change within their organisations therefore will be structured to be continued for the management and progress (Practice change requires staff skills development and systems implementation planning, 2013). For that reason, where the team will identify a reliable person who will be appropriate for the subject of leadership in future and have a greater understanding of the vision and management skills about health project towards the Aboriginal culture. Managing the culturally supportive environment for the Indigenous women will encourage the team to promote and achieve the sustainability and health promotion goals.

COMMUNICATION

To build a therapeutic relationship among indigenous women is quintessential; Health workers must gain trust and build rapport and considering their cultural background. There are various stakeholders one needs to consider while promoting health. For instance; while developing and delivering Aboriginal specific cervical screening health promotion training to health professionals, health promotion workers, aboriginal health workers and others who are working within the project. However; to establish organizational supports, such as local advisory committees, and in order for the project to develop effective relationships, within the Indigenous women committee (Gruen et al., 2008, p, 1579-89).

One of the key strategies to achieve in this project is to train local clinicians to provide education and awareness about Pap screenings and cervical cancer to Aboriginal women in a form of considering their cultural background. Public is the first and prime stakeholders as the implementation of health promotion plan deals within the public domain (Hetzel, Glover, & Gruszin. 2012).

Apart from public, local councils and local councilors, Australian Health department and party workers were in the middle stakeholders (Gruen et al., 2008, p, 1579-89). Medical expert’s dealing in the treatment and research institute where diseases are the first lane resources, therefore; is vital to be included in any plan in prevention for cervical cancer (Anne F.Rositch, Michelle I. Silver, Patti E. Gravitt, 2014).

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, cultural barriers prevent Aboriginal women from seeking for their sexual and reproductive health and creative strategies are needed to encourage Aboriginal women to attend for Pap screens. For example: Information needs to be presented to the community in a format and language that is understandable to the target population.

Services need to be provided in a safe and confidential environment and services need to be available on a “walk up basis” to avoid the need for appointments which can lead to a fear of loss of privacy and confidentiality. Due to cultural impediments, past research has proven that the establishment of women’s advisory committee was/is a strong scheme as a strategy to facilitate the promotion of the project within the community by engaging respect within the community and the women who are involved in the project so they could promote to the targeted group.

In order to continue the momentum started by the project, community awareness of the need for cervical screening, needs to be maintained and raised contained by the Aboriginal women. This will require ongoing consultation with the community and ongoing health promotion activity which has been mentioned above. Ongoing involvement and collaboration with other community stakeholders such as Bunurong Health Services, Local Government – Victoria, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Cancer Council- Victoria, Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and City of Greater Dandenong are also seen as dominant too long term success in increasing awareness and promotion of cervical screening in the City of Greater Dandenong among Aboriginal and Indigenous women.

INTRODUCTION

Cervical Cancer also recognized by ‘cancer of the cervix’ occurs from the tissue of the cervix. The cervix is a component of the female reproductive system, which also encompasses the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva (Australian Government-Cancer Australia, 2014). The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It is sometimes called the neck of the uterus. Cervical Cancer affects the cells of the lower part of the uterus that joins the inner end of the vagina also known as the uterine cervix (Cancer Council Victoria, 2014). In Victoria 179 women were diagnosed in 2010 with cervical cancer (Department of Health 2014). This is considered to be the twelfth most common cancer in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Canberra, 2013) and has a much greater impact on indigenous women than non-indigenous complements. An indication of evidence shows that 59% of the women population died from this disease. According to Victoria Health, 85% of women developed cervical cancer and either never had conducted a Pap smear test or failed to follow the recommended two yearly screening programs therefore leaded to a lack of participation in cervical screening which is one of the main risk factors for cervical cancer and is common against Indigenous women. Due to the inadequate time frame and the availability of health services such as the Bunurong Health service, Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited to contribute in the project, the Indigenous population in the City of Greater Dandenong is the focus of this assignment. The objective of this is to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer rates among Indigenous women in the City of Greater Dandenong over a three year plan. The strategies conversed in the project involvement plan by engaging the broader participation of indigenous people and their culture imparting a holistic approach to addressing this specific issue. Intensifying cultural awareness and cultural safety is also a significant component. This realization plan will focus mainly on two detailed strategies: to familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort by 2015-2017. Another significant strategy is to ensure that the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women diagnosed with cervical cancer are met physically, culturally, spiritually and medically within the timeframe of three years 2015-2017. This curriculum will provide two-yearly Pap tests to women aged 18-69 for the early detection of cervical cancer. This implementation plan will initially present an action plan and next it will discuss about methods that have been used to encourage sustainability. Then methods of communication, which will be developed to connect stakeholders involved in the assignment, will be conversed along with the supply of resources.

ACTION PLAN

STRATEGY 1:To familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort by 2015-2017.

TASK

TIMEFRAME

PERSONNEL

RESOURCES

PARTNERS

Establish a project team.

January 2015

till April 2015

City of Greater Dandenong Council

Bunurong health Services

Indigenous Community Registered Nurse and female GP

Health representative from the Cancer Council Victoria

2x female elderly leaders/Volunteers from the Indigenous Aboriginal Community

Information

Venue for the meeting

Time of the Team member’s, Volunteers

Time of the Nurse

Time of the GP

The City of Greater Dandenong Council

Bunurong health Services

Department of Health and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Cancer Council Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Medicare Services

Form a committee

1st April 2015 to 30th April 2015

2x female elderly leaders/Volunteers from the Indigenous Aboriginal Community

Registered Nurse and female GP

Health

Representative from the Cancer Council Victoria

Bunurong health Services

Venue for the meeting

Information material

Catering

Time of the personnel’s and participants

The City of Greater Dandenong Council

Local catering businesses

Bunurong health Services

Department of Health and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Cancer Council Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Appoint a project nurse and a Female General Practitioner (GP)

Mid April- within a one week period (2015)

Registered nurse and GP

Medical Clinics

Professional identification of GP and nurse

Venue

Time of the GP, nurse and participants.

Registration of the nurse and GP.

Monash Health-Dandenong

Medical Clinics

Bunurong health services

Cancer Council Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Conduct a training needs analysis for clinical skills.

Within a 6 months period – from May 2015 till September 2015

Professional Educator

Nurse

GP

Participants from the committee

Train the trainer

Venue (Clinic)

Time of the GP, nurse and participants

catering

Time of the educator/trainer

Equipment/materials/technology to train and educate the nurse, GP and participants

Funding for the trainers

Monash Health-Dandenong

Local catering businesses

Cancer Council- Victoria

National cervical screening program

Local Government- Victoria

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Health promotion training and activity – and organize a free barbeque to encourage participation.

Within a 12 month period- from October 2015 till October 2016.

Nurse

GP

Participants from the committee

Representatives from National screening programs

Representative from the Dandenong council

Local indigenous female health workers and indigenous elders

Indigenous health speakers who has a past experience of cervical cancer

Food and handling certificate

Funding for the health training, activity and promotions.

Equipment/materials/technology for the promotion, activities and training

  • broachers
  • banners
  • posters
  • Marque

Local Government- Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local food companies for barbeque and food preparations

National cervical screening program

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

STRATEGY 2: To ensure that the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women diagnosed with cervical cancer are met physically, culturally, spiritually and medically within the timeframe of three years 2015-2017.

TASK

TIMEFRAME

PERSONNEL

RESOURCES

PARTNERS

Present the official project plan of the indigenous community in Dandenong

Within a 3 month period – from January 2015 till March 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Victorian aboriginal health service

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Communication skills

Venue for the meeting

Information focusing on the indigenous culture

Time of the community/nurse and representatives

Materials/technology and equipment required to present the project to the indigenous community in an understanding effective manner

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Form a advisory women committee group to promote and focus on indigenous culture and beliefs

1st April 2015 to 15th April 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Planning and implementation

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Communication skills

Venue for the organisation of the group

Detailed information about the health promotion targeted on cervical cancer

Catering

Time of the participants and organizations involved

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Local catering businesses

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Provide training for the local female Aboriginal health workers and the community nurse to distribute the program

Within a 3 month time frame – from May 2015 till July 2015

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Financial resources – funding

Materials/technology and equipment for training

Human resources development

Administrative and physical resources- professional training

Specialist advice – about financial enquiries

Time of the female aboriginal workers and the community nurse

Time of the community and participants

Local Government – Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

City of Greater Dandenong

Community consultation

Within a 6 month time frame – from August 2015 till January 2016

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Time of the focused group and committee participants

Time of the local aboriginal community

Transportation – reaching the indigenous community

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

City of Greater Dandenong

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Cultural service delivery to the target group

January 2016 till January 2017

Bunurong health service community nurse

Representative from Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Elders from the indigenous community

Local female Aboriginal health workers

Community nurse (Culturally acceptable to the indigenous community)

Communication skills- team learning

Financial resources – funding

Human resources development

Administrative and physical resources- professional training

Materials/technology and equipment

Time of the female aboriginal workers and the community nurse

Time of the community and participants

Local government – Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local businesses to help support with materials and technology

City of Greater Dandenong

Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Organize a free barbeque

Once a week for 4 weeks on Sundays.

Participants from the committee

Representative from the Dandenong council

Local indigenous female health workers

Food and handling certificate

Venue to where the barbeque and meeting will be held

Time of the indigenous community

Time for preparing the barbeque and informational services

Materials (food and preparations)

Local Government- Victoria

Monash Health-Dandenong

Cancer Council- Victoria

Local food companies for barbeque and food preparations

Bunurong health services

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

 

SUSTAINABLITY

Attention to the sustainability in a community based cervical cancer; controlled program over a 3 year period must have extensive experience in planning implementing and evaluating a program which engage the indigenous aboriginal women, to educate women in City of Greater Dandenong. To sustain the program of prevention of cervical cancer, various steps must be put in place to maintain that the sustainability in the implementation scheme (Shediac-Rizkallah & Bone, 1998, p.87-108). For instance, an entire program may be continued under its original or an alternative organizational structure, parts of the program be institutionalized as individual components, or there may be a transfer of the whole or parts to the community ownership (Shediac-Rizkallah & Bone, 1998, p.87-108). In 2013 an study conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare identified the main changed that would be needed to occur and which stakeholders would be likely to be impacted. Projects with training (professional and paraprofessional components are more likely to be sustained than those without: those trained can continue to provide benefits, train others and form a constituency in support of the program.

As strategy 1 states that it is aimed to familiarize and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the City of Greater Dandenong by 50% informing about the new and easy technology use for cervical screening to reduce the pain and discomfort. Therefore; by having general community and professional monthly and or yearly meetings and follow ups will help the project be sustained for a longer period of time and this will be evident with the use of data towards the participation of Pap screening tests for the population of Indigenous women. The results of this data in future within the 3 year time frame will help to detect whether more education and support implants are needed to be put in place culturally, physically and mentally or whether the results show an increase towards the population of Pap screening tests for cervical cancer in Indigenous women specifically.

Topromote ongoing skills, development in health promotion and training/education, by allocating half a day to train the leadership skills and furthermore; being qualified to maintain their relationship with the Indigenous women for better health. It is important to train the trainers to help health services and programs to be sustained, patient-centered care, self-management support and behaviour change within their organisations therefore will be structured to be continued for the management and progress (Practice change requires staff skills development and systems implementation planning, 2013). For that reason, where the team will identify a reliable person who will be appropriate for the subject of leadership in future and have a greater understanding of the vision and management skills about health project towards the Aboriginal culture. Managing the culturally supportive environment for the Indigenous women will encourage the team to promote and achieve the sustainability and health promotion goals.

COMMUNICATION

To build a therapeutic relationship among indigenous women is quintessential; Health workers must gain trust and build rapport and considering their cultural background. There are various stakeholders one needs to consider while promoting health. For instance; while developing and delivering Aboriginal specific cervical screening health promotion training to health professionals, health promotion workers, aboriginal health workers and others who are working within the project. However; to establish organizational supports, such as local advisory committees, and in order for the project to develop effective relationships, within the Indigenous women committee (Gruen et al., 2008, p, 1579-89).

One of the key strategies to achieve in this project is to train local clinicians to provide education and awareness about Pap screenings and cervical cancer to Aboriginal women in a form of considering their cultural background. Public is the first and prime stakeholders as the implementation of health promotion plan deals within the public domain (Hetzel, Glover, & Gruszin. 2012).

Apart from public, local councils and local councilors, Australian Health department and party workers were in the middle stakeholders (Gruen et al., 2008, p, 1579-89). Medical expert’s dealing in the treatment and research institute where diseases are the first lane resources, therefore; is vital to be included in any plan in prevention for cervical cancer (Anne F.Rositch, Michelle I. Silver, Patti E. Gravitt, 2014).

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, cultural barriers prevent Aboriginal women from seeking for their sexual and reproductive health and creative strategies are needed to encourage Aboriginal women to attend for Pap screens. For example: Information needs to be presented to the community in a format and language that is understandable to the target population.

Services need to be provided in a safe and confidential environment and services need to be available on a “walk up basis” to avoid the need for appointments which can lead to a fear of loss of privacy and confidentiality. Due to cultural impediments, past research has proven that the establishment of women’s advisory committee was/is a strong scheme as a strategy to facilitate the promotion of the project within the community by engaging respect within the community and the women who are involved in the project so they could promote to the targeted group.

In order to continue the momentum started by the project, community awareness of the need for cervical screening, needs to be maintained and raised contained by the Aboriginal women. This will require ongoing consultation with the community and ongoing health promotion activity which has been mentioned above. Ongoing involvement and collaboration with other community stakeholders such as Bunurong Health Services, Local Government – Victoria, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Cancer Council- Victoria, Royal Women’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Unit, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and City of Greater Dandenong are also seen as dominant too long term success in increasing awareness and promotion of cervical screening in the City of Greater Dandenong among Aboriginal and Indigenous women.

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