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    Describe different types of communication and interpersonal interactions using examples relevant to health and social care settings

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    Formal communication requires appropriate verbal and non-verbal skills. Other examples of formal communication are; a formal letter or email. Formal communication is present everywhere in health and social care, for example, explaining procedures such as surgical operations and negotiating with others during a case conference to discuss care plans. Informal: Informal communication is the interaction between two or more people, which does not adhere to the rules of formal communication. Examples of this in a health care setting - Greeting relatives and introducing yourself to relatives and short conversations while giving practical assistance to people such as helping them to move.

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    Explain the benefits of diversity to society

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    Food: Food in Northern Ireland was come a long way from the fish and chip era. Today Belfast has hundreds of restaurants, ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Mexican. This has come from people from different cultures and countries immigrating to Belfast for a better life. In Chinese restaurants for example, if you look in a menu there will be part of the menu in Chinese and the other part in English, this shows great progress in bringing two cultures together under one roof and doesn't show discrimination against anyone.

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    Explain potential hazards in health and social care settings

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    At work shift work, workplace violence, inadequate staffing heavy workload, increases in patient dependency. Biological - these hazards are infectious or biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites that may be transmitted by contact with infected patients/people or contaminated body secretions/fluids. Examples in hospitals are the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE), Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, Hepatitis B and C viruses and Tuberculosis. At home the threat of the above is also present. In healthcare and at home poor storage, preparation of food can cause food poisoning.

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    Factors that influence child development

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    This is often confusing for the child and an outsider. The break-up of a family does affect the child. Housing If there is lack of space you are unable to have personal space which increases tension, If the house is damp or dirty this will affect your child's health it can lead to respiratory problems. Of if you do not have access to a garden or a public play area this can lead to lack of physical skills, lack of opportunities to make friends and socialise Sibling rivalry If a new baby arrives an older brother or sister is likely to feel jealous.

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    care plans

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    To be effective and comprehensive, the care planning process must involve all disciplines that are involved in the care of the patient. The ultimate purpose of the care plan is to guide all who are involved in the care of this person to provide the appropriate treatment it needs accordingly to its physical, intellectual, social and emotional requirements. A care work unfamiliar with the patient/resident should be able to find all the information needed to care for this person in the care plan.

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    Indian Head Massage

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    FIRST SESSION At the start of the treatment he was a bit tense but gradually started to relax and enjoy the moves. He felt muscular tension relief during shoulder/back and neck massage. His relaxation was quite obvious during scalp massage, finger frictions and pressure points on lower scalp, head and eye area had a soothing effect on him. At the end of the massage I gave him a glass of water and advised him to take a jug of water with him to bed in case he felt thirsty during the night and to avoid dehydration.

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    Relationship between stress and physical illness

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    A mild level of stress can provide a sense of excitement and help people perform at their peak. But severe stress can fill people with worry and prevent effective behavior. Stress that lasts a long time can weaken health and interfere with happiness. Most stresers cause the individual to feel afrain though there may not be a physical reason for the fear and it is more lickely to be the fear of not getting a report in on time or being late for something important ect. Fear is one of the most primitive of human emotions which may expain why the body's 'fight or flight' response is not ideal for modern life wher quite often neither is an option.

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    The impact of one national policy Every Child Matters and one piece of legislation Children Act 2004 on care practice and provision

    recognised and sorted out soon enough leading to the eventual death of two children which were highlighted in the press a lot. After the death of Victoria Climbié they looked at the legislation and at the social worker who was dealing with her at the time in order to diagnose any problems there were to stop it from happening again. Sadly these problems occurred again in the case of Baby Peter; social workers were interviewed in order to get their view on the legislation.

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    Promoting equality and diversity in healthcare and the role of confidentiality

    Bullying, harassment or victimization is also considered as equality and diversity issues. For example, it would not be equal treatment to provide two different people with information about the services available written in English, if one of those people spoke another language and could not understand English. Staff in care settings must value diversity, and not give favorable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those whom they hold prejudices against and having the change to be able to have the rights. In care settings it is vital that care givers appreciate that each service user is different and that they give the attention needed to make an individual feel valued.

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    P3: Explain in the potential effect of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care service

    But because the family are reluctant to go out they may not be aware of this form of discrimination. Disabilities: The physically disabled grandmother may be discriminated against due to her disability by health care workers. Depending on the ability that the grandmother has she could be discriminated either positively or negatively. She also could be discriminated against because she is venerable and a easy target to pick on by the neighbours which would then put her self esteem down and also is one of the reasons why the family feel they shouldn't socialise with other people in their community.

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    promoting good health - AO1

    The doctor will then provide a medication or recommend other ways to fight the problem. People who fall into this category are people who look for biological reasons for their sickness rather than looking at the other aspects of health. These people confront and handle the illness and ill-health when it is put upon them rather than promoting good health. In conclusion the biomedical model of health is the negative approach to health and health is seen as an absence of disease. The positive approach to health is known as the social model of health..The Social model of health realizes that illness can be caused by factors such as housing lifestyle and education.

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  12. Policies and Procedures. I will be analysing the rights of services within a positive care environment. Some of these rights will include confidentiality, anti-discriminatory practice, effective communication, empowerment and respect for individual choice

    They have a suggestion box, newsletters, but most of all they have a User Forum which lets the service users and staff comment on what they thought of services or events that have happened. From this the organisation can see what they need to work on and improve or what to do more of by getting the thoughts of the service users. The qualities needed from a health care practitioner, to help promote a positive care environment, come from a list of skills and qualities.

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  13. I will be analysing the rights of services within a positive care environment. Some of these rights will include confidentiality, anti-discriminatory practice, effective communication, empowerment and respect for individual choice identity and beliefs.

    Direct quote from the Cedar Foundation website - http://www.cedar-foundation.org/about-us/ The Cedar Foundation have a lot of values for a range of people throughout, they improve outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families living in Northern Ireland. The inclusion of children and young people is a key priority to the cedar foundation, and working with a different range of services and organisations to create and inclusion world. They offer fun-packed days for children and teenagers that are within the Cedar Foundation throughout Northern Ireland for example ice-skating or trips to the cinema.

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  14. The effect national initiatives have on Anti-discriminatory Practise in relation to the health and social care industry

    their right to life and also their right to personal security of themselves and provide everyone with the rights detailed in the act regardless of any characteristics. How does the General Medical Council Codes of Conduct Promote anti-discriminatory practice? Code of Conduct: a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group. http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=code%20of%20conduct Accessed 22 march 2012 The General Medical Council Codes of Conduct sets out a guide for all of its registered members which it expects them to follow as part of their membership.

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  15. Care settings choose activities carefully and make sure that they are appropriate for the people who are going to be participating in them. Each of the activities that are chosen for the service users will benefit them in some way or form. All activities

    All activities we do benefit us either physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially or in some cases all four. I will now establish some activities for each life stage including those who have special needs that relate to each of the P-I-E-S. Life Stage Physical Activities Intellectual Activities Emotional Activities Social Activities Infancy Learning to crawl Playing with toys suitable for their age group Playing with their own hands and feet Listen to a story being read by a parent Putting together a simple jigsaw puzzle Bonding with siblings, parents and relatives Playing with other babies/children Playing with other babies/children Mother and baby/toddler classes Childhood Playing team games with simple rules Using playground equipment Attending clubs like ballet or

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  16. Strategies for health promotion - analysing health campaigns

    It promotes ways in which we could improve the way we eat and increase our levels of physical activity. Change4Life focuses not on how "big" we are but on the amount of fat our bodies contain. Body Mass Index or BMI is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to access health risks associated with increased body mass. Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water, and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning.

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  17. Sociological Perspectives on Health. Theories and the effects of income on health.

    Marxist feminists see women as inferior in comparison to their husbands and should be responsible for the cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children. They are seen as the 'producers' for the next generation of 'workers'. Radical feminists believe that the women in society as the mothers and housewives that should be dominated by men but not capitalist way. Finally Liberal feminists believe that women and men should be equal in society. The wanted these ideas passed as statutory by changing legislation so there is more enforced equality, such as the Equal Pay Act (1970)

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  18. Research into Homeostatis in Humans.

    There are several negative feedback in biological system to regulate and maintain homeostasis. Some of which are the regulation of hormone synthesis, blood glucose levels, body temperature, and baroflex in blood pressure. Retrieved March 18, 2012, from biology-online.org website: http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Negative_feedback Homeostasis is the concept that a system has the ability to maintain its internal structure and environmental including factors such as temperature and hormone levels. This is achieved by external stimulus acting upon a receptor which then sends a signal to the control center usually the brain. The control center then sends a signal to effectors, which would be a muscle, organ or structure.

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  19. I will carry out a report based on the result I found out from taking the health monitoring test on both of my clients. The tests included blood pressure test, lung function test resting heart rate and body mass index (BMI).

    I did this by asking my client to sit down for 5 minutes making sure that she is calm. I then found her pulse on her left wrist; I did this by placing my middle finger and index finger on over the pulse. I then counted the pulse for 60 seconds and recorded it. I did this 3 times and took the average one. The strengths from taking this health monitoring tests are that her resting heart rate as it is between the normal ranges which are 60-80 BPM.

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  20. In this assignment I will be writing about what communication is and the different types of communication and how it relates to health & social and how effective is it in society. I will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the different type

    For example, over the phone a receptionist of a day care centre can tell the person enquiring about facilities that they have for elderly people and what facilities do they have to solve problems such as staff who have special skills like sign language. For example you have to be open-minded such as someone agreeing with something and you don't, you have to try and still respect them and see it from their view. Poor communication can make an individual feel worthless and vulnerable and effective Communication is important as it builds relationships whether they are personal or professional between one another.

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  21. Identify factors that contribute to the equality of individuals in society

    Political factors Legislation- The sex discrimination Act 1975 This was an act introduced not to discriminate men and women when it came to areas of employment. This act tries to provide equal opportunities for promotions and for men and women to get jobs without discrimination Welfare state is a concept of government where the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life.

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  22. There are numerous variations of the definition of health leading to several models attempting to explain it. This essay will explore the medical and social models, and how they are relevant today regarding social factors that influence health.

    The Black Report by Black (1980) illustrates the widening gap of illness and death amongst the social classes of Great Britain, and how income, education, poor housing, diet and employment influence this. Thirty years on, the Marmot Review by Marmot (2010) investigated similar inequalities and identified the key solutions; most importantly improving the UK's economy and helping those most needy by reducing the tax burden on lower classes and improving welfare. Studies highlight the correlation between high mortality rates and unemployment, notably among men post-redundancy (Dorling, 2009).

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  23. Personal Healthy Living Plan - my diet and positive health choices.

    * 80 grams (40 rams peanuts) * 20 grams Snacks * Orange * Banana * 1, medium * 1, medium Date: Nov.12,2011 Food Eaten How much eaten Breakfast * Crackers * 5 pieces (20 grams) Lunch * Rice cake * Ham * Chicken soup * 150 grams * 20 grams * 1 small bowl (20 grams chicken) Dinner * Rice * Chicken * 100 grams * 50 grams Snacks * Orange * water * 1, medium * 200 mL 3. Please see next page 4. According to the food guide, part of my diet need to be adjusted.

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  24. Nursing homes in America have underwent some drastic changes that have made giving good care in their facilities more challenging than it used to be.

    Recently, however, there has been a lot of attention drawn to the fact that the patients are not receiving the care that they desperately need. Some extensive research and time has been put into finding out why the quality of care in these types of facilities has declined and what can be done about turning this problem around. Nursing homes in Texas have seen challenges in caring for patients because of the lack of staff, increased regulations, and keeping up with new medical technology.

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  25. Within my setting I have worked as part of a team in many different ways. One of these ways was when I set up a display of the childrens work.

    P5.3; When I had finished the other members of staff said I had done a good job by myself and to remember that I can ask for help when I needed it. Another member of staff was also making a display of the children's maths work and she asked me if I liked the layout and the colours she had used. I said it was good, and that it was nice and bright for the children to look at. My supervisor then commented and said it was good that I was able to give feedback to other members of staff well as well as being able to receive feedback from others.

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