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This is two, Briefing Paper is 4-5 pages (1350 words) and abstract is another one and is 250 words max. Completed in APA 7 for psychology. This article is about ageing in Australia
Briefing Paper & Conference Abstract
Hot Topic: Explore how the social determinants of health impact on the ageing experience.
Evidence supports the close relationship between people’s health and the living and working conditions which form their social environment (Wilkinson & Marmot eds. 2003). Factors such as socioeconomic position, conditions of employment, power and social support—known collectively as the social determinants of health—act together to strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities (see ‘Social determinants of health in Australia’ in Australia’s health 2020: data insights).
So looking at this as the basis for social determinants of health, you can then look at how these factors influence a persons ageing experience.
You do not need to choose one single area such as housing, but you would need to keep relating back to how ‘ the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age’ actually impacts on their experience of ageing.
Explore how the social determinants of health impact on the ageing experience.
Looking at Australia helps keep some parameters around your information. There will be enormous differences even within Australia.
There are many sources of information. A solid starting point might be AIHW.
AIHW ( Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) Australia’s health 2016 is a valuable resource.https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016/contents/chapter-4-determinants-of-health
Assessment Overview
In this topic your two main assessments are focused on the student selection of a “Hot Topic” relevant to ageing societies. This first assessment requires you to write a “Briefing Paper” and a “Conference Abstract”.
Regardless of the career or employment type you select, having a wide range of communication skills is essential. Much of your assessment to date has been developing various skills in essay and report writing that gives you scope to demonstrate your critical analysis, writing style/skills etc, and developing different types of written documents and oral communication. In this assessment, the focus is on developing your ability to craft a persuasive briefing paper. Short documents are often more difficult to write and being succinct takes practice. Just because it is short, this does not mean that it requires less work – it’s the delivery that is changing.
So this first assessment requires students to…
Submit a briefing paper on their selected hot topic (as stated above) that underpins the learning objective agreed with your tutor;
Submit a conference abstract based on that briefing report that will outline what you will be presenting for the second assessment (poster & presentation).
Briefing paper:
Let’s make this point clear right at the beginning – a ‘Briefing Paper’ is NOT an essay.
The purpose of a briefing document is to communicate to others in a professional, succinct manner to keep them informed on current issues. It is a way to put concerns out in the open so that they can be addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible and everyone is starting from the “same page”, so to speak. A briefing document identifies a particular issue, with the goal of getting others engaged with looking for ways to address it. Sometimes this type of document will offer some avenues to explore in terms of addressing it, but at the very least, it will identify key considerations in addressing the issue.
Briefing papers are used in many different professional areas and are used as a way to communicate key information in a clear, concise way, often for a broad audience. Not only do they present an issue formally, but they also allow others to determine whether the issue needs to be addressed and assist them to consider ways in which the issue is best approached. Therefore, it is very important that a briefing paper identifies the issue in the most concise manner possible AND to be persuasive. Taking this into account then, it is important that the information on which your briefing paper is based is underpinned by the best evidence available.
REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR BRIEFING PAPER FOR THIS ASSESSMENT
Short introduction that includes your learning objective, highlighting the issue succinctly;
Background information on the issue; this must be based on evidence from the research literature and if appropriate, grey literature from reputable sources (e.g. government agencies, published reports from advocacy/peak/non-government/consultancy organisations).
The basis of your conclusion should be the most important details pertaining to the issue, based on your analysis of the issue – this is best done in point form;
Include key considerations that others will need to take into account to address the issue at the end of your briefing paper.
Include a bibliography on a separate page (this will not be counted as part of the briefing paper length).
TIPS FOR WRITING A BRIEFING PAPER
Your first consideration in approaching the development of a briefing paper is – who are you writing it for?
So although this is for an assessment, you need to use your learning objective to determine who the audience might be that would in the best position to address the issues you are going to discuss.
For example, if you are writing about a ‘Hot Topic’ that is relevant to developing countries – are you going to be briefing a broad audience comprising non-government and government agencies as well as local community groups or a smaller, specific group? If you are writing about a ‘Hot Topic’ that has to do with housing and older people, who will be your target audience from the range of people, agencies and organisations that need to be informed?
Don’t get bogged down in lengthy details – most people reading briefing papers do not have time to wade through lengthy discussions. You do need to provide background information and that will require some detail but you need to keep it concise – and reference so that it is clear to the reader that what you are telling them is evidence-based.
It is good to identify the scope of your paper – prepare an outline – this may start with the key areas you are required to have for the assessment but then dot point what you think are the main things you want to say in the background before commencing writing it – and review it to see if you are on track or trying to include too much – this will help you contain it.
Keep it simple – In considering the scope and your audience, are you using appropriate language? Don’t use complex concepts that you then have to spend time defining or describing. When you are reading what you have written, think back to your learning objective – are you making clear, concise points in your paper that are highly relevant and of value in addressing your learning objective? If not, reconsider what you are including – and remove anything that is not adding value.
Persuasion – remember that a briefing paper is meant to be persuasive – although a briefing paper is a summary of facts pertaining to an issue – you are interpreting that information. So you want to inform others and persuade them to take your position on the issue – to write a persuasive argument you need good evidence and good reasons to convince people to agree with you. In a briefing paper you do not have the space to write lengthy arguments – so you will be developing a persuasive paper by providing the most salient facts in a concise, well organised way.
Conference Abstract
Before you can present a poster or oral presentation at a conference, you have to submit an abstract to the scientific committee. For our conference style poster presentations, students get the opportunity to develop skills in writing an abstract on the basis of what they intend to present on their posters for Assessment Two.
For this part of the assessment, you will consider what you have highlighted as important, key points in relation to the hot topic that you selected and wrote your briefing paper on. Depending on your topic and the scope of your briefing paper, you may need to reconsider what you will include on your poster and in your rapid presentation in the final week’s tutorial which we will run as an online conference.
Based on your briefing paper, submit an abstract to be appraised for the online conference being held in this topic with your briefing paper in the same drop box at the same time.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ABSTRACT FOR THIS ASSESSMENT
Abstract title:
This should be short and a maximum of 10 words;
Author:
Name and affiliation (my name, I will do this)
Abstract Body:
The body of the abstract should be no more than 250 words (including references). Sub-headings can be used if desired, however they will be included in the word count. Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract. Capitalise the first letter of organisation name/s.
TIPS FOR WRITING AN ABSTRACT
The purpose of the abstract is to describe what you intend to present on the poster. It is a bit like the abstract of a journal article in that it tells the reader the key details of what you will cover in the poster content. There are many examples of abstract requirements but for your posters, you will be providing the following information:
relevant, but brief background detail to set the context of your poster topic
aim of your poster presentation
findings/results
conclusion
Note that in the example below, all of the components are brought together without sub-headings in the abstract body.
Abstract example:
TITLE: Examining elder abuse using a socio-ecological lens: developing targeted interventions
AUTHORS(S) : Dr Barbara Blundell, School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work, Curtin University
ABSTRACT: Elder abuse affects people from all walks of life, including people with dementia, those living in residential care, and those with good decision-making capacity living in their own homes, with an average prevalence of 14.3% of the older population. There are many different risk factors for elder abuse, and some of these also vary by type of abuse. Risk factors for people experiencing elder abuse include being 75 years old or older, having a physical or mental disability, and coming from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background or culturally or linguistically diverse community. Also, women generally are at higher risk of abuse than men. Past lifetime abuse may also be a risk factor for future abuse, and people who have experienced abuse as children have been reported to have increased vulnerability to further intra-familial and extra-familial abuse later in life. Socio-ecological models and systems theory are often applied in social work as useful frameworks for the analysis and understanding of complex social issues. It is suggested that responses and interventions to elder abuse utilise a socio-ecological framework that takes into account the complex characteristics of victims, perpetrators, the relationship between the two, as well as contextual factors of family, living arrangements and community and societal influences. It is acknowledged that elder abuse is a complex phenomenon, with Australian responses to it somewhat fragmented and under-developed. Applying this perspective to elder abuse is useful in allowing examination of factors related to individual older people experiencing abuse and mistreatment and perpetrators of abuse within context of the relationship, family, community and society.

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