Collaboration Between Artists And Health-Care Leaders Teaches

Collaboration Between Artists And Health-Care Leaders Teaches

New artworks created by artists and health-care professionals that reflect the impact of COVID-19 on health systems and people working in them are part of a new project.

Topsy Turvy is the culmination of this collaboration. It is an interactive digital exhibition create by Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE, the Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform. This interactive digital exhibit has the purpose of changing the future of healthcare.

Topsy Turvy generates random combinations of images from a collection of drawings and text that are inspire by COVID-19 experiences. You can choose to keep, delete or resize your image until you feel it resonates with you.

Topsy Turvy was create by 15 SPHERE leaders who share their thoughts, images, and songs about working in and with the healthcare system during the 2020 COVID-19 wave. These contributions provided a rich array of imagery and text, from recording a Dylan-esque track to making a meditative movie about dragonflies hovering over a lake.

Topsy Turvy was designed to help people translate COVID-19’s diverse experiences through drawing, text and sound. These elements were transformed into an interactive digital platform that allows people to create their own visual expressions.

Artists In Health

In both the health-care and arts sectors, creative responses to well-being and health are increasing. Arts-based methods allow people to communicate, connect and share information about important social and health issues. The arts can help you explore and communicate difficult experiences such as emotional or physical pain. These projects are also able to engage diverse populations, foster empathy, and address inequalities.

Collaborative Storytelling Artists

Topsy Turvy was the creative director and artist (and one of its authors), Barbara Doran. Artist Annie McKinnon, Peter Maple, Anton Pulvirenti and Peter Maple used stories from health-care leaders to create an interactive digital environment that allowed audiences to create their COVID-19 collage. The platform allows audiences to reinterpret the contributions of the leaders and tell their own stories.

Peter Maple explained how words and photographs can suggest feelings, rhythms, and dominant moods. Anton views drawing as an act that he listens to the storiestellers and looks for common themes. Annie McKinnon designed this interactive digital exhibit to be akin a live concert where people can make and share experiences.

These leaders are the heads of large teams in health-care organizations. Peter Joseph, Chairman of the Black Dog Institute took up winter ocean swim as a COVID-19 new activity. He shared a photo of six winter ocean swimmers for the Topsy Turvy exhibit. He wrote:

Eyes Open And Consider

COVID required us to keep our eyes open and consider what is most important, and not be influenced by the circumstances. I have learned to be more open-minded and expansive. Understanding that we are small and only here for a very short time in the grand scheme, has helped me realize how important it is to remain open-minded and flexible.

Amanda Larkin, Chief Executive of South Western Sydney’s Local Health District, was a COVID-19 hotspot. She celebrated the power and potential of collaboration on a large-scale and the positive changes that could be made. Kate McGrath, University of Technology Sydney, said that in research, education, and industry, imaginary, self-created, and unsustainable divisions between institutions and disciplines disappear when confronted with this level of disruption.

Les Bokey, Western Sydney University Professor of Surgery and Clinical Dean, spoke about his very rapid adaptation to a different environment. This involved changing operating rooms to only deal with category 1 and emergency patients. He note that it was a year to be remember, not forgotten.

In 2021, Be Creative Artists

Mark Parsons is the executive director of SPHERE. It is not surprising that themes will continue to be popular in 2021. Our health systems have faced enormous challenges due to the COVID-19 situation in Sydney. Sometimes the existing systems aren’t capable of reaching impacted communities quickly. To be able respond more effectively, we need to think creatively.

New collages and reflections share since the opening of the exhibition. Katrina Moore is a Program and Community Manager at University of Technology Sydney. She was inspire by the interaction with Topsy Turvy.

Drilling Program Brings Potential Health And Social Issues

Drilling Program Brings Potential Health And Social Issues

Policies and decisions that promote program systematic dispossession, overincarceration. And poverty have repeatedly caused harm to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Janine Mohamad, Zoe Staines, and their colleagues highlighted the wide range of cultural determinants. That affect health and were not addressed in the government’s Closing the Gap program. They gave examples of how government policies can continue to cause damage that must be repaired later.

Many Traditional Owners in Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Region see the Beetaloo cooperative. Drilling programme this way as more harm to their Country, water, and people.

The Beetaloo is the first of five major developments in five gas basins that were part of the A$6 billion. Plan by the prime minister for a gas led recovery from the economic impact of COVID. A Senate inquiry is currently examining the plan. It would greatly expand unconventional oil production through hydraulic fracturing (fracking), thereby increasing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change has already caused harm worldwide and this has been strongly criticised. By Australian energy professionals, doctors, and other international bodies.

The Senate inquiry’s outcome will have a significant impact on the development of gas mining in basins in Aboriginal Lands, affecting communities and homelands.

The Commonwealth government cannot wait to “unlock the Beetaloo” – pledging A$50million in fracking grants to the NT, which includes A$21 million taxpayers’ money for Empire Energy to accelerate exploration.

There are serious health risks associated with the opening of remote Northern Territory areas to the oil-and-gas industry. These include the often ignored links with the sexual and physical violence suffered by Indigenous children and women in North America.

Unconventional Gas Mining Poses A Health Risk Program

The authors, along with David Shearman, have been translating research into government decision-makers and community groups for more than ten years.

Our research was extensively communicated to the NT government via [multiple written submissions], oral presentations and letters as well as to the NT chapter of Royal Australian College of Physicians.

This meticulous documentation shows the rapidly increasing evidence of environmental, climate and well-being losses that gas mining has caused to many people.

Our latest submission to the Beetaloo Senate inquiry included international evidence of serious harms to health, including:

  • heart failure
  • heart attacks
  • Asthma
  • severe birth defects
  • Psycho-social and mental health problems.

These messages were not receive in the NT fracking inquiry and subsequent Strategic Regional Environmental and Baseline Assessments (SREBA).

Remote Aboriginal Territorians already have much greater health burdens due to these conditions. Therefore, the Beetaloo area would suffer even greater health losses if it was expose to gas mining hazards.

These dangers include inhaled ozone, tiny particles in the air, and many chemicals that can disrupt people’s endocrine system in water and air.

The industry’s direct impact on physical health is not the only one. It also has a huge environmental and social injustice footprint.

Once shale gas mining operations are allow to continue, the scale and intensity of them is often not anticipate. Remote areas become rapidly industrialized with roads, well pads and pipelines.

Experts are divide on the cost, capacity and commitment require to ensure regulatory compliance over decades of mining expansion, production, and decommissioning.

Risques For Vulnerable Communities Program

Unfortunately, there is not much research about the impact of shale gas mining specifically on Indigenous people. Affected Indigenous communities have had the opportunity to voice their concerns and share their experiences.

A coalition of Native American and female organizations requested that the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples intervene in 2015 to protect against the “epidemic of sexual violence caused by extreme fossil fuel extractive in the Great Lakes, Great Plains region” of North America.

They spoke of vast “man camps” that were temporary labor and became “lawless hubs for violence and human trafficking.”

2019 Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls interviewed Melina Laboucan Massimo, Lubicon Cree First Nation.

Canada’s industrial system for resource extraction is based on systems of power, and domination. This system is based upon the pillaging and rape of Mother Earth, as well as violence against females.

The Beetaloo Basin Project Is A Frequent Topic Of Inquiry

We respond by highlighting the complex combination of circumstances that accompany oil and gas development, which increases vulnerability to any community. We urge you to recognize the unique, compounding issues faced by those who live in Beetaloo. These are:

  • Historical genocide, violence, and transgenerational trauma
  • The geographical extent of the gas mining potential in remote areas and areas that are under-serve is staggering
  • The characteristics of this job and the large influx of workers
  • The socioeconomic disparities among First Nations peoples and the lack of voice
  • Protection and duty of care for Aboriginal victims of crime by police
  • The criminal justice system and its own.

These facilities will built and maintain by construction and drilling workers, most of whom are male fly-in and fly-out contractors. These workers often work in dangerous, stressful and high-paying jobs that can be difficult or even deadly.

Recent reports about alleged sexual violence against female miners in Western Australia program raise concerns for the safety of children and women in remote areas.

We have not been able to see any assurances that the concerns raised here will taken seriously. Hope that this Senate committee is paying attention to the amazing Aboriginal people living in remote Beetaloo communities who are speaking out.

We must respect their call to protect their country and communities, and take steps to address the damage that could result if we don’t. History has shown that reparations, no matter how important they may be, do not heal deep wounds.

Public Image Of Economics Is Bad News Secret Men’s Business

Public Image Of Economics Is Bad News Secret Men’s Business

What does economics actually mean? Ask anyone on the street, and they will most likely tell you that economics is all about money and earning money. Economics is not just about studying money. There is another side to economics that most people don’t know. This message needs to spread to get more students interest in economics, particularly women and people from minorities.

Society can suffer from a lack of diversity in economists. An American survey found that economists’ gender composition could impact the quality of the policy advice they give.

More than half of Australian university economics students live in the top quarter of their socio-economic status. Only 10% of those in the bottom quarter are in the top quarter. Social problems that we all need to be concerned about are the low representation of students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, women and minorities in economics.

Children With The Foster Parent

Patients can use economics to match their children with the best foster parents or find the right kidney donor. Have you ever considered the important role that auction theory plays in today’s digital age, whether you use Google to search or wireless internet?

What about the most pressing issues facing humanity today, then? Media articles show a false picture of young people caring more about the environment and social issues than the economy. These social and environmental problems cannot be effectively address without economics.

Diverse specialisations in economics, including public, political and environmental, health and labour, cultural, social welfare and gender, analyze social issues and devise testable policies and solutions to major current problems. This covers issues such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.

The economy has become society. To remain politically and socially aware, we must have economic literacy. Problem is getting students to the economics pipeline

What Does An Image Problem Do To The Pipeline?

It is difficult to attract students to economics because of the widespread misconception that it is all business and commerce. Nearly 70% of Year 12 economics enrolments have dropped since 1991 when high schools introduced business studies.

Equally alarming is the low participation of women in high school economic. According to a 2016 Reserve Bank study, only one-third of the Year 12 Economics students were females in 2016, a drop from half a century ago. Women make up between 25% and 45% in undergraduate economics at Australian universities.

A low female participation in economics school leads to a dearth of women in economic, particularly in academia. Group of Eight universities have less than 10% of their economics professors being women.

Too few high schools teach economics. It is often neglect, even when taught. High school students rarely learn about the role of an economist and the potential for economics.

Private And Public Schools Economics

Economics is also taught in both private and public schools. This explains why students of a particular gender and socioeconomic background chose economic as their career. This is a contributing factor to the inequalities in economic leadership, and the resulting consequences for business and public policy.

Another misconception about economic states that it is difficult and mathematical, so women would struggle to master or enjoy studying it. There is no evidence to suggest that women are less skilled than men in math subjects like economics. Numerous studies have shown that stereotypes can negatively impact the performance of women studying these subjects.

The pipeline problem is also exacerbated by the inconsistency of economic graduates career paths. You can become a lawyer if you study law. You can become a doctor if you study medicine. What job can you expect as an economic graduate?

This question is often not answered by young people. Students, particularly those from certain demographics, need to have a clear understanding of their job prospects when they choose a university degree.

How Can We Fix The Image Problem In Economics?

The decline in enrolments for STEM subjects (sciences, technology engineering, and maths) has not received much public attention. However, it is notable that the drop in economic enrolments, particularly by women, has been very noticeable. It is likely that the solution lies in increasing the number of economic-taught high schools. Redesigning the curriculum is also necessary to emphasize economic relevance to everyday life and to help solve social problems.

Universities can also do a lot more. There are many ways universities can help: organising events for high school students where speakers discuss social issues through the economic lens; choosing female speakers for these events; and creating career guides that outline the various paths economists can take.

Recent steps were taken to increase women’s participation in economic at universities such as the Women in Economics Program at the University of Adelaide, Women in Economic Hackathon, at the University of Queensland, or nationwide (Women in Economic Network). These initiatives are a step in the right direction to address the problem of the lack of female economic professionals in Australia.

There is still much to be done in order to fix the image problem that economic presents. This would be a good step forward in presenting a more accurate and inclusive picture of economic in media.