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    Personal and professional development - my learning influences and career choices

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    Social networking may also have a positive influence in our learning process because it changes the way we communicate with other and speak. For example there are people who cannot communicate face to face, so they find it easy to communicate on social network. Another influence may be the internet and search engine sites such as Google, they have a positive influence on our learning process as they can search information very quickly which develops our knowledge and increases our learning process.

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    Explain the potential effects of five different life factors, on the development of an individual

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    Infections can be very dangerous for the mother as well for the foetus, which can bring a bad effect on the child development. Some infections such as Rubella can cause impaired hearing or eye sight or even a damaged heart, other infections such as cytomegalovirus can cause deafness and learning difficulties. These infections can affect a child development and can cause other problems such as how they are treated by society because of these disabilities they pursued. This is why is important for expectant mothers to be vaccinated against these diseases to prevent the risks.

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    Describe the key principles of breast and bottle feeding

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    Breastfeeding also helps delay or avoid eczema. 9. Breastfeeding also delays the return of the mother?s period. The benefits of breast feeding for a mother are: 1. Breast feeding reduces the risk of breast cancer. Women who breastfeed reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 25 per cent. The reduction in cancer risk comes in proportion to the increasing lifetime duration of breastfeeding. That is, the more months or years a mother breastfeeds, the lower her risk of breast cancer.

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    Explain the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in a health and social care context.

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    ?At 1pm Ian and Jessica, the ward manager begin the handover report. They describe the problems and care that each of the ICU patients have had that morning? The quotation above was taken from the case study which is a good example for the one to one communication. Ian and Jessica talk about the job at work and the problems they are dealing with. Group Communication According to Chandler, D. & Munday, R., 2011 ?The process by which verbal and non-verbal messages are exchanged between a limited numbers of people, usually from 3 to about 20.? ?Chloe arrives a

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    An Investigation into Teenage Pregnancies within Wales and a Comparison with the Netherlands.

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    Most teenage mothers are seen as ?bad parents?, and are sometimes looked down at in society, even though it is not a new thing, as teenage pregnancy has been at a high for more than a decade. In 2010, the Welsh Government released that the rate of conception for teenager?s age 15 ? 17 years was 40.1 per 1000 girls. The rate for girls under 16 years was 7.3 per 1000 girls. Young teenagers within Wales sometimes use pregnancy as an access into benefits and housing.

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    Unit 1 Explain the factors which affect the everyday needs of individuals

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    These are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met the human body simply cannot continue to function. * Breathing (Air) * Water * Nourishment * Homeostasis (Internal environment) * Sleep Safety Needs Safety needs are about putting a roof over our heads and keeping us from harm. If we are rich, strong and powerful or have good friends. Once physiological needs are met, ones attention turns to safety and security in order to be free from the threat of physical and emotional harm.

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    Describe the potential effects of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care services.

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    When a person is prejudice in health and social care then it will affect their work and the person won't be treated fairly an example of prejudice in health and social care could be being prejudice to someone because of a religion, a health care visitor could be discriminative to someone due to them being Christian and they may think they will raise their child in a strange or different way because of this, this could turn into discrimination due to them reporting them or neglect or abuse.

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    Explain how children and young peoples development is influenced by a range of external factors

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    A child or young person is focused and pays attention/behaves whilst in class/school, this increases and develops the child's or young person's awareness of appropriate behaviour. * Social Skills - Social skills will grow and develop if encouraged to interact and socialise with other people around them. Things such as sharing and taking turns will be developed due to correct tuition and guidance. * Confidence and Intellect - Intellect will develop with strong educational guidance this is likely to increase the child's or young persons confidence.

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    Describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults. Describe indicators that abuse may be happening to adults.

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    This abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. This can include hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, threats, controlling or domineering behaviour, intimidation and stalking. Physical injuries, depression, anxiety, nightmares/flashbacks, fear, panic attacks, anger confusion, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, mistrust, suicidal, shame and difficulty to establish trust in new relationships. Discriminatory Discriminatory abuse involves picking on or treating someone unfairly because something about them is different, for example it may be: age, clothing or appearance, ethnicity, nationality or culture including traits like language, gender, health (such as AIDS)

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    Describe the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to infection prevention and control in a health or social care workplace

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    They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example, helping service users bathe, use the toilet and change remove and dispose of any soiled clothing. Another responsibility they hold is preparing and maintaining environment before and after episodes of patient care. They are also required to carry out general household duties, including, cleaning and making beds, decontaminating equipment, clearing up any spillages that may occur and disposing of any clinical waste. It is also very important for some specialist care workers, such as senior health and social care workers, to monitor the working methods of members of staff, which means making sure that they are doing their jobs appropriately and to the right standards.

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    There are many theories that involve communication to help improve interactions. They are structure of interaction, listening skills and communicating cycle, SOLER principles, group structures and group information. The two theories I am going to discuss

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    Finally the end of the conversation is all about showing that they have listened to each other. I will be observing a teacher from my care setting to see if she uses the whole structure of the interaction with the children. This kind of theory will be effective to any care setting at is all about communicating with people around and how to make a base trust before interacting about the important factors. The Welfare of the child promotes care values with the children as ever child has the right to express themselves and can speak first.

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    Physiological Disorders -strokes and diabetes

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    participating in an activity, and they also start to forget things. The right hemisphere deals more with visual imagery, sound and also movement. , If this part of the brain gets damaged the patient can have difficulties in walking she may fall or trip whilst doing something. The behaviour towards something can change she might try things which are impossible for e.g. attempting to drive a car. Also they develop a loss in short-term memory they will have problem in recapping their daily life.

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    Describe the main reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families? Describe health and social care service provision for looked-after children and young people

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    Often a child or a young person can be sent away or needs to leave home because of issues related to their family or to themselves. There can be many reasons, for example, the family may be unable to care for the child because of an accident or the child's difficult behaviour patterns that causes the family stress and unable to cope with this issue. The child may also have a risk of living at home because they might be abused or exploited and need to be cared for away from home from the family for reasons of health and safety.

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    Development through life stage

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    However, regardless of any serious genetic conditions being incurable can be maintained in order to live a healthy. For example, people who are born with PKU in the UK can go on to leave healthy lives. Recently, babies are being tested for PKU due to the fact that there are alternatives which could be used in order to control the condition. This is done by giving them a control diet, which will maintain the condition for it not to result in danger. For example if two parents carry the gene of cystic fibroses, their child will inherit the gene, making the child prone to the illness.

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    Personal and Proffessional Developemnt

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    Due to the fact, that it will enable me to achieve all those goals in life. My motivations and inspirations reflected on my assignments throughout the course. Time management and being organised are my strengths, when it comes to independent work. During my studies at college, I have demonstrated my ability and skills through both team work and submitting assignments to deadline. The experience that I have gained in work placements has increased my confidence and developed my ability and skill to work effectively as part of a team. Recently, I worked at Broomfield Hospital. I developed further my interpersonal skills by communicating with the patients and helping them with their basic needs.

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    Communication in care settings This piece of work is about two main theories and they are Tuckmans theory and Egans theory (SOLER). Also the effects of communication on care workers and service users.

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    In this stage the individual doesn't show their personality as they may not feel comfortable round others in their group. http://www.businessballs.com/tuckmanformingstormingnormingperforming.htm The second stage is storming at this stage the individual start to show their real feelings and their personality starts to show. This is because they start to relax and be comfortable around others in their group. Also others in the group may start to have conflict were they have different opinions about ideas, and they don't agree on others about their ideas.

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    unit 22 p1

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    Statistics show more people are dying in Britain due to being overweight or obese than anywhere else in around one in three children between the ages of 2 and 15 are overweight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/obesity2.shtml http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4930264.stm In order to find out what areas are high with obesity, research may use percentage of individuals to see how many people are affected by obesity and how health care professional may be needed or involved in decreasing the rates of obesity. Research will help bring theories forward on how to deal with issues that arising in the society.

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    Explain the ways in which materials move into and out of cells

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    Water is the important solvent in a human body and the most chemical reaction occupies molecules dissolved in water. Water is collected up of two hydrogen atoms related by chemical bonds to one oxygen atoms. The oxygen has a minor negative charge and hydrogen atoms have positive charge so that water subsists as polar molecules. Colloidal forms: this has large particles that are scattered or diffuses all the way through the medium. Protein sols: protein molecules are not readily dissolved in water so it's a protein sol; cytoplasm is an example of this.

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    Identify and explain methods of prevention a named communicable disease and named non-communicable disease. Strokes and tuberculosis.

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    Most people affected by a stroke are over the age 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children. With a stroke every seconds counts, and the sooner the problem is diagnosed the less chance there is of the individual dying or suffering long-term disability. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular attack (CVA) or a cerebrovascular episode (CVE). A stroke is a brain attack that occurs because there is the rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to the brain. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to the brain so without a blood supply the brain cells in that area become damaged or destroyed and aren't able to carry out their function.

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    Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care- P2 use recognized terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognizing diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings

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    Providing active support is about giving people enough support to enable them to gain more control and more independence. It is about letting people do what they want, and supporting them with fulfilling their goals. And becoming what they want to be. Following the care value base in our everyday work with individuals, will automatically be promoting an individual's rights and choices, which will have a positive effect on their feelings of well-being and their sense of control over their lives, no matter what their situation. Therefore making sure that these are achieved; to promote and demonstrate equality at every opportunity. Respect diversity and demonstrate this publicly. Promote independence and take appropriate action to increase this for every individual.

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    Describe reasons why individuals may experience additional needs.

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    (Karen James - Class Handout 2009 - Meeting additional requirements for children's care, learning and development) Down syndrome is easily identifiable at birth because they have distinct characteristic features such as - * Smaller head than normal (microcephaly) * Abnormally shaped head * Flattened nose * Protruding tongue * Upward slanted eyes * Inner corner of eyes may have a rounded fold of skin (epicanthal fold) rather than coming to a point * Short, broad hands with short fingers, often have a single crease in the palm * Normal growth and development is usually delayed * Most affected children never reach adult height (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/down_syndrome/page4_em.htm#Characteristic%20Features%20of%20Down%20Syndrome)

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    policies and procedures

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    The Confidentiality policy helps children and young people to build trust. The policy also ensures the privacy of children/young and their parents and carers are respected while they are being looked after. Whilst being looked after children and young people should be able to feel safe in the environment in which they are in. This policy also helps children and their families to build trust as information is permitted to be disclosed unless children are at harm however they will be told that Confidentiality has to be broken.

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    Emotional development: This kind of a situation always has a break down on ones emotional development because they are either always sick or not happy because of the poor sanitary conditions in which they live in. Social development: People living in such areas do socialise amongst then selves but it has an impact on their self esteem and image because they will always feel ashamed of where they live and so their self esteem and image will always be low and they will be unable to socialise with people from other social status and groups.

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    Unit 2: communication and values

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    I also had to demonstrate what I wanted them to do and use a lot of non-verbal communication. In the second activity I had to again use terms and words that a 4 year old can understand. I also tried to use open and warming body language to make *Stuart feel more comfortable. The confidentiality issues I had to face were that I could not share personal details and personal details of the clients could not be shared with me. Methods: Before I did my interaction I had to plan and research communications and values. In doing this I used many sources of information, primary and secondary sources.

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    Describe factors which may influence communication and interpersonal interactions

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    * bone conduction, with sound conducted through the skull * CROS and BiCROS hearing aids: a CROS hearing aid picks up sound from the side with no hearing and feeds it to your hearing ear: a BiCROS aid amplifies sound from both sides and feeds it to your hearing ear Partial sight - low vision aids; * Closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) work by putting what you want to see underneath a special camera and the page appears enlarged on a TV screen.

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