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  1. Alternative Therapies Essay - Reflexology and Energy

    This nature and pattern of energy flow is an ancient science also known as healing energy. Studying energy in physics is known as bio-magnetic fields all around us. In practicing holistic therapies energy can be described as the healing process which is exchanged during a treatment such as Reflexology. The energy is transferred between client and therapist to enable healing in the body and balancing that energy. We can feel the energy flowing into something positive a connection when carrying out a treatment on a client. 1. Where does it come from? When our bodies relax, allowing renewal and repair this is also preparing us to refuel.

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  2. Analyse how the nervous system and the endocrine system work together to produce a response to a dangerous situation. Evalute the importance of Homeostasis.

    This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal glands) to release a number of other hormones into the blood. The nervous system comprises the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system, the nerves running to and from the brain (cranial nerves) and spinal cord (spinal nerves). A chain of ganglia runs close to the spinal cord and is associated with the autonomic nervous system, which controls internal organs. Autonomic nerve fibres are also contained within the peripheral nerves. The endocrine system is a collection of ductless glands scattered throughout the body.

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  3. There are many different models of behaviour change that are related to health promotion, I am going to explain two of these in detail

    There are three main meanings to the social learning theory, when an individual?s behaviour is affected by the consequence of their action for example when a child is badly behaved they know they are going to get punished but when they do something good they know they will get a reward therefore they are only going behave badly when they are not getting the attention they desire. Individuals are more likely to copy the behaviour that they think is acceptable this again links to the unhealthy eating with the adult and the child.

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  4. Review of "How babies think" by Alison Gopnik

    She goes on to explain that her book answers much deeper questions such as how do young babies know so much? Gopnik gives in depth detail of a child?s brain as she describes it as a computer, she does this to try and help the reader to understand how complex a child?s brain really is. She tells us that babies are a very special type of computer and that they are made of neurons unlike the everyday computer which is made of silicon chips, (page6)

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  5. Unit 1 Affective communication

    Effective communication might take place in a care home between the patient and the career it is important that the carer understand the patient well as it would make it easier for the carer to communicate with the patient and it takes place when the patient needs help going to the toilet the patient would ask the carer to help him or her to stand up or maybe use hand gestures if the patient finds it hard to speak. The barrier to communication is about how a person understands each other and if it can cause any barriers.

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  6. The five pathogens

    Or alternatively using a dam to cover the female genitals during oral sex. Protozoan parasite The Trichomonas vaginalis parasite, or trichomonad Trichomonas Can be symptomless but some symptoms include? (Women) Swelling of the vagina, itching around the vagina, vaginal discharge, pain whilst urinating, discomfort during sexual intercourse, pain in the lower abdomen. (Men) Pain after urination or ejaculation, thin white discharge from the penis, discomfort during sex. Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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  7. How Dissection Influenced Modern Medicine

    Never before had the body been so comprehensively documented layer by layer in such rigorous detail. Up until these discoveries all of our knowledge on human anatomy was drawn from superstition, religious philosophy, and animal dissections carried out by Greek physician Galen. Vesalius? findings directly contradicted these theories and ideas, and by conducting his own dissections on human corpses in public, educational and religious institutions had to reluctantly accept that his conclusions were correct. Above: Vesalius performing a public dissection. (Vesalius, A. 1555). Vesalius? ?De humani corporis fabrica? increased interest in the practice of dissection and fascinated physicians into unlocking the remaining mysteries of the human body.

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  8. Health and Safety - Health, Safety and Security in Care Settings.

    Sand - Children eating it, getting it in their eyes. Sand should be changed regularly. Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. (P2) The UK has one of the lowest accident rates in the world. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is one of the main reasons for this. Legislation over the last 30 years has helped bring about significant improvements in health and safety in health and safety in the workplace.

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  9. Cache level 3 assignment 3 - encouraging self-reliance. Legislation and discrimination.

    This links back to my point about being set tasks and completing them to that child's best ability whilst thinking clearly and creatively without an adult doing all the work for them. B1: Discrimination can occur in various forms during a practice setting. For example social events during the calender year can cause serious discrimination issues for the practitioner. Some religions do not recognise Birthdays whilst others actively encourage it.

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  10. How has the therapy of breast cancer improved over the years

    Removing most part of breast muscles which are underlying is a really effective way to prevent patients from death of breast cancer. Just one breast removal surgery for radical mastectomy is not enough, it includes some more complex steps. Although it can effectively help the victims of breast cancer, it still causes physical, psychological even social problems (Roberts, 1970). This is the only orthodox way to get rid of breast cancer which is mentioned in Halsted?s introduction. Several treatments that are alternative to radical mastectomy have been introduced over the past few decades.

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  11. How a hospital handles patient complaints.

    According to the trust, they considered informal complaints that can be resolve informally as a statement of disappointment, discontentment and frustration with the specific product or service given. While formal complaints are those concerns which are more complex and required higher personnel to solve it such As the chief executive or complaints manager and the response need to be formal. Moreover, the company respect and values the views and needs of their customer. They work very hard to offer a high standard of service and care but sometimes things happened in an unexpected way that creates problem.

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  12. The Psychodynamic Perspective of development

    It?s also the conscience and ego-ideal. Freud believed that children pass through five stages of development, known as the psychosexual stages because of Freud's emphasis on sexuality as the basic drive in development. These stages are: Stage 1) Oral stage- This should be formed by the age of 0-1. Freud says that a child of this age begins to realise that the mouth is a centre of pleasure and this is learned through weaning. In this stage the I.D is the main part for the personality as the ego and the super ego are not fully developed.

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