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  1. Kidney Disease

    They were now able to research the disease further and educate the patient. Then in 1972, a law passed that provided the federal government financing for nearly all Americans with kidney disease. Today, the National Kidney Foundation participates in research that is helping advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease, treatment and patient outcomes. Test results form NKF?s Kidney Early Evaluation Program are studied, and analyzed to help doctors find ways to improve outcomes and better treat kidney disease in specific, at risk populations.

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  2. Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Care

    Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and no one is unfairly disadvantaged whilst Diversity is about valuing peoples' differences and addressing their different needs and situations. Equality is important within schools because some children have disabilities need to be treated equally in order for them to develop and not feel discriminated and left out. Also, if a child is discriminated by staff in a school it can affect the child?s happiness and they may feel left out.

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  3. Long term and short term effects of abuse

    Individuals who abuse adults often threaten, harass, or intimidate them. As a result of abuse, adults often experience worry, depression, or anxiety. These signs may be mistaken for memory loss or illness, when really they are the effects of stress or worry. They may also feel shame, guilt, or embarrassment that someone in the family or someone close has harmed them. Some may start to eat less, use more medications or drink more alcohol to help cope with the emotional and physical hurt.

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  4. Understanding the symptoms of abuse and maltreatment and applying effective strategies for safeguarding children and young people

    Bruises of a similar shape and size that frequently appear on the child victim. This again would suggest it was purposely done because each child falling over and bruising the same spot more than a few times is highly unlikely to be a coincidence. Bruises on the neck that look like attempted strangulation of the child. This could have been done by the child or someone else, however strangulation is not something that can be easily accidentally done. Bruises on the ankles and wrists that look like ligature marks.

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  5. Government Health Campaign: The Change4Life campaign aims to help families to eat healthier and educate them on the importance of exercise.

    This is important because children that are obese would cost the NHS later on because they would need to be provided with beds and treatment. Britain is a welfare state and therefore, the government has to provide medical care to the general public through taxation. The Change4Life is a programme for the government to reduce the rising issues on obesity for children. The health campaign programme is helpful in containing the spread of obesity and educating families with children to eat healthier and exercise regularly.

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  6. Different Definitions of Good Health

    For example, a patient with diabetes would still be in a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being. Not everyone with a disease or illness would lose their complete state of physical, mental and social well-being. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RvGXLF3uxd0C&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=seedhouse+health+a+commodity&source=bl&ots=f4etwSpSrA&sig=m9CREsjnSqFb0QcahH_mhwPlNO8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0IMyVM2eG87PaLeigZAI#v=onepage&q=seedhouse%20health%20a%20commodity&f=false (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d4163 (accessed on 09/10/2015) David Seedhouse 2009 David Seedhouse described health and welfare being an "equivalent to the set of conditions that enable a person to work to fulfil his/her realistic chosen and biological potential". The definition is positive approach to health because Seedhouse states ?work to fulfil his/her realistic chosen and biological potential.? This would give us the idea that health is a normal process and illnesses can occur without our will.

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  7. Effective Communication Case Study- P3 & P4

    When getting involved in group practical work it may be difficult to participate as will not be able to see. A strategy that could be put in place is having a magnified board to put over his worksheets which will help him with seeing the words. This can be put in place so Ahmed is able to get involved with the schoolwork and could potentially help his language development as he is able to read certain words but may need a teacher with him to guide him.

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  8. Unit 2 task 2 - Organisational policies and procedures to promote anti-discrimination

    Bullying and harassment can happen face-to-face, by letter, by email, by phone, by text etc. Bullying policies should state that any type of bullying on the grounds of anything like race, gender, sexuality etc. is strictly forbidden and there will be consequences for anyone who is seen to be bullying someone else in the care setting and may be banned from the setting. Harassment: harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, humiliated or threatened.

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  9. Unit 2 task 2 -National Initiatives and anti-discrimination legislation.

    Codes of conduct also let the service user know what to expect from a care service, and informs them of their rights to complain if they are treated unfairly. These initiatives are very important to society and towards health and social care sector as it ensures that each individual is treated equally and that there is no inequality created between individuals no matter what race, colour, gender, age, culture, disabilities, social class, cognitive ability or health status they may be.

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  10. Unit 2 task 1 - Examine the Values of Care in health, social and early years settings

    For example a nurse must allow a patient who is bed bound to leave their bed at certain times to practise their religion, for example praying in a certain room, or a vegetarian on a controlled diet must be allowed to abstain from eating meat if they chose to do so, and must not be forced to eat anything they don?t want to eat. Maintaining confidentiality: Health records and other information regarding patients is confidential, including written information, verbal information, and computer recorded information.

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  11. Unit 2 task 1 -Types of discrimination & how they might be seen in health and social care settings

    Stereotyping would be the teacher assuming the boy who comes from a lower class family has a rough family with divorced parents. Prejudice Prejudice is a negative pre-conceived belief, opinion or feeling towards a certain group of people that is based on unreasonable judgements. If there was a group of elderly residents in a care home, and they didn't talk to one of the members because they were homosexual and the residents believed this was wrong. If member of a class was Asian, and all the children refused to play with him because of this, this would be prejudice.

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  12. Health and safety representatives have the responsibility to make and manage risk assessments.

    Working with others to ensure health, safety and security: Health and safety representatives have the responsibility to encourage engagement between themselves, employees, employers, outside organisations etc. to discuss how issues can be solved. They can work in partnership with other organisations and employees/managers/employers to ensure positive outcomes when dealing with potential health and safety issues in the surgery. For example, in a doctor's surgery, the health and safety representative would hold regular, for example monthly, meetings to engage with other employees and outside organisations to discuss how control measures are being put into place and analyse whether any of the staff need any extra training.

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  13. Why do you think that it is important to review policies and procedures following incidents?

    Which policies and procedures would need reviewing following incidents like the ones you have simulated? Having completed your scenarios and evaluated your risk assessments, what recommendations would you make in reviewing policies and procedures? Waiting room: In the doctor?s surgery the fire safety policy would need to be reviewed as, if it was up to date and being followed properly, then the incident of people not being able to get out of the fire exit due to it being blocked would not happen. It would need to have the regular checking of the fire exits for obstacles added onto it.

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  14. Legislations within health and social care - unit 3

    These incidents can be to anyone on the premises (employees, visitors, service users etc.) and it is the responsibility of the employer or the health and safety manager to report these things to either the local council or a health and safety executive. These incidents that have to be recorded can be minor, and just need basic first aid, or can be extreme, causing death. The person in charge of recording these incidents will have to say how, where, and why it happened.

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  15. Safety Audit - Doctor's Office - Unit 3 Health and Social Care task 4

    The samples, if knocked over and opened, can cause a health risk too, especially to children. There is a coat rack near the door of the Doctor?s office, which is heavily loaded on one side, making it unbalanced and likely to fall on a patient or the doctor. This could knock an elderly person, who isn?t completely balanced over, or fall on a small child and hit them in the head and seriously injure them. There is a low table in the room, that is not only a tripping hazard, but the doctor uses it to store unused or expired packets of pills on, before he puts them in the bin.

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  16. Unit 10: Caring for Children D2: Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, referring to current legislation and policies.

    However, direct disclosures are rare and abuse is often identified or suspected through indirect disclosures. Indirect disclosures are when children communicate what they have experienced through their behaviours, emotions, art, writing or play. Examples of indirect disclosures; when a child is demonstrating an inappropriate amount of sexual knowledge when talking amongst friends and a teacher has overheard the conversation, inappropriate or extensive sexual knowledge is an indicator of sexual abuse. Another example is when a child uses predominantly dark colours in their art work as this could suggest depression or emotional abuse.

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  17. Evaluate how personal learning and development may benefit others

    Another thing that most of us tend to learn when we are young is morals, most commonly taught by our parents first. From as young as a toddler right the way up into school, we are constantly being taught morals as we are told to not do things or told whether something is right or wrong. Morals tech us the basic principles of right and wrong and the standards of behaviour we should show as a person. We learn these principles from our parents primarily and our secondary learning roles are usually teachers in a school environment who punish us for the wrong behaviour and praise us for the right behaviour.

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  18. Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology P1 and P2 Cell Compnents and Tissue Structure

    Cytoplasm contains a variety of cell organelles. Cell organelles are different structures inside a cell that each have their own function, they?re like mini versions of the body?s organs. The main organelles are; mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus and lysomes. Mitochondria Mitochondria are the largest cell organelle and appear in large numbers in most body cells. They are sausage like or spherical in shape and their function is to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the major source of cellular energy.

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  19. Theories of communication - Communication cycle and SOLER

    However, leaning too far forward may be seen as placing a demand on the client, and they may feel intimidated. E: maintaining eye contact is another way of telling the person you are interested in them and you are with them, however eye contact is not the same as staring, so you must look away every so often so as not to stare. You must monitor the amount you look away though, as this could say something about your own level of comfort/discomfort.

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  20. Cultural differences in health and social care communication

    Don't ask personal questions. Expect to answer and be asked intrusive questions about personal life. When a Chinese teacher is having a one-to-one meeting at a school with an English parent of a child having problems in the school, the parent may be taken aback or surprised if the Chinese teacher started asking questions about his/her personal life, as this is normal in China, whereas in Britain it is not. This could be seen by the parent as rude and intrusive. Eye Contact English people are taught from a young age to look people in the eye when talking to them, or listening to them.

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