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  1. Health and Safety Survey

    Playground equipments should be safe to use, no sharp ends or rusty. 2) What apparutus is present? Tire swing, swings, monkey bars, balancing equipment, and ropes. 3) Are there any signs of decay? Yes, some on the swings and on balancing equipment. 4) What safety features does the playground have? Swings and other moving apparutus have a wide space, bucket swings for toddlers are sepreated from adult swings, and there are barriers around the playground. 5) What age range is the apparutus suitable for? Its suitable for all ages, however mainly for toddlers and children to the age of 16.

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  2. Activity and Disengagement theory

    There are residents who may disengage themselves in the health and social care setting. This could be because they may have physical or learning disability which may make them unable to take part. There are some resident who choose not to get involved, not to take part in the services or activities available with the rest and to stay alone wanting to disengage themselves. People should respect their views as this is part of the Human Rights. The disengagement theory can also relate to health and social care settings if the setting doesn't have enough money to provide with such services and activities.

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  3. Stroke patients in physical therapy

    The study included a total of 13 subjects. There were 9 males and 4 females. The subject's ages range from 30 to 77 years. All subjects had to meet certain criteria to be included in the study. They all had suffered paraplegia as a result of a CVA, were referred for outpatient physical therapy, and had the ability to maintain static standing balance for a minimum of 2 consecutive minutes without manual assistance with or without an assistive device. At the beginning of the study 7 of the 13 subjects were using some sort of assistive device.

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  4. Free essay

    Describing Different Types Of Communication

    For example: Katie is a nurse, she's just started her career and is taking on her first patient, she is very nervous but she knows she must make that other person feel secure and happy to put their trust into her. Her patient Linda is 53 years old and is going through a hard time at the moment and is hoping Katie will help her get better. Katie starts her conversation with Linda making sure she is formal about the way she talks, meaning she is polite and respectful and also is kind and understanding about anything Linda would like to talk to her about.

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  5. Unit 303 Promoting Childrens Developement

    Child B starts to draw and is very focused she draws snowflakes all over the A four paper as she finishes she writes her name with her favourite colour s(he tells me) and then she shows her friends and tells them I made snowflakes n suggests them to draw snowflakes as well. Child B for her age she is well developed and is at the right stage for her age group. I have also looked at the stages of children's development. Child B is a little more advanced than her age. Observation 3 Up words Activity (Creative and Critical Thinking)

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  6. Obesity is a condition where the body weight increases due to having an unnecessary amount of fat caused by an unhealthy lifestyle or sometimes, genetics.

    One of the treatments is diet pills and drugs that can suppress one's appetite. For the more serious cases, people turn towards surgery. There are two existing procedures. One of them is stomach stapling or gastric banding, where staples and bands are used to make the stomach smaller. The other method, called Roux-en-Y, makes the stomach smaller as well and food can go around part of the small intestine. These treatments, however, have some risks to the patient. All of these things have the same effect - making the patient eat less (since their stomach is smaller, or a smaller appetite).

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  7. Structure and function of the muscular system

    The strength of contraction is high because our heart has to pump blood around the body. Skeletal Muscle The skeletal muscle makes up 40% of an adults body weight. It has stripe like markings or striations as you can see in the diagram below. Each of these muscle fibers is a cell which contains several nuclei. The nervous system controls the contraction of the muscle, many of the skeletal muscle are automatic. Even though most of the skeletal muscle contractions are automatic we can still control the action of the skeletal muscle, this is because the skeletal muscle is voluntary.

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  8. Assignment - Providing advice on lifestyle improvements

    Contemplation: You know the dangers of smoking e.g. lung heart cancer. On occasions you will think about quitting. Preparation: Within this stage where you are getting ready to make a behaviour change, for example you are going on holidays soon, this will change your regular routine, this is a good time to cut down or quit smoking. Action: In this stage you actually make the effort to make a behaviour change. Maintenance: Within this section you are maintaining the behaviour of quitting smoking.

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  9. Marie Curie

    may call in to check on patients they can discuss fears and issues regarding home and family this enables the patient to open up and share problems fears, patients family's are usually consulted with the consent of the patient or when the patient is not fir enough to speak for themselves. Rights and choice: Rights and choice is very important to patients needs, they deserve the right to choose what they what to wear, eat, drink and what they want to do, Marie curie helps patients have that choice by letting them choose what they want to eat and informing

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  10. Creative activities to encourage communication.

    Carer will Hold up a roll of toilet paper and inform her clients that it will be passed around and each person will take off as many or as few sheets off as they like 5 mins Clients will take off as many sheets they want After each person in the group has taken their share, carer will break the news to the group that for each sheet they took, they have to tell the group something about themselves. Example: For 4 sheets...."#1.

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  11. Describe ways of reflecting on and challenging discriminatory issues in health and social care.

    Socialisation Socialisation is the process all human beings go through as they grow and develop. It is about learning to live in society. The way we are brought up, the people we mix with and the education we receive, all combine to influence our culture, beliefs and values. Environment influences The environment in which you are brought up has an influence, in addition to that of your family and friends, on your personal development. The influence of environment is so strong that stereotypical attitudes have grown and developed around certain situation.

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  12. Describe how legislation, codes of practice, rules of conduct, charters and organisational policies are used to promote anti-discriminatory practice.

    The Children Act introduces the principle that delay in Court proceedings is harmful to the child. The Court has the power to draw up a timetable and give directions as to the conduct of the case and will invariably exercise this power. There is however a general principal that there will be some occasions where delay is beneficial. Ethical principles - There are principles or ways of working that are based on moral beliefs and judgements. Key ethical principles are: Justice Autonomy (maintaining or increasing the independence of service users)

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  13. Explain the potential effects of discrimination practice on those who use health and social care services.

    In December 2004 the Islamic human rights commission published a report called 'social discrimination: Across the Muslim divide'. The report indentified that about 80 per cent of Muslims had experienced some form of discrimination. The reason for the discrimination appeared to be based on perceived differences in morals, values, norms, standards, beliefs and attitudes. Disability - This is potential source of discrimination. More people realise that children often behave differently to other children who have physical or mental disabilities even adults. Health care workers could discriminate either positively or negatively depending on ability of an individual. Age - By 2050 one in the five people will be over the age of 60 in developed counties.

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  14. Case studies showing respect for patients.

    Case study page 70 What practical strategies are the nurses using to demonstrate respect for Albert? The nurse is demonstrating that respect is needed for all clients. Therefore, the nurse has demonstrated that Albert has respect because of the nurse saying good morning and being nice to Albert and has the right to be treated equally and not discriminated. In addition, Albert is treated and valuing differences, we treat people as an individual. The nurse is also giving him privacy because when the nurse closes the curtains while the client is changing.

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  15. Describe the application of biological perspectives in health and social care. Discuss Gesells theory on how a childs development is considered to be biologically programmed.

    For example a map might help us to understand more about the process of development, and would also allow us to look at how individual children are developing. If they seem to be slow to develop motor skills or languages skills, for example we might think about involving an occupational therapist or a speech and language therapist to help stimulate their development in these areas. Developmental screening may be carried out routinely by health visitors on babies and young children.

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  16. Describe the application of behaviourist perspectives in health and social care.

    as it rang the bell the dog salivated so they were ready to eat (the unconditioned response). Over a period, whenever the dogs heard any bell ring (a conditioned stimulus); they began to salivate regardless of whether they were fed or not (a condition response). In the conditioning process is reinforcement, which will embed the learning response so that it becomes internalised and so the individual behaves in that way without thinking about it. After time the dog stop salivating at the bell sound when no food was given so this proves this response can be unlearnt.

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  17. Mental health - Post natal depression. Imagine you are Marlene, write a piece that would reflect her experiences if she were having Simon today and how you the social worker might assist her.

    But it just wasn't the same. I was sore and tired from the Caesar. Simon did not feed well from the start. We did not seem to work well as a team. I just did not feel the rush of love that one should feel with a newborn. At home I was exhausted caring from two young kids, was constantly sleep deprived and the feeding problems with Simon went on and on. I felt flat and disinterested in everyone and everything. Doug tried to be supportive but was busy with work.

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  18. Explain and evaluate the four explanations for health inequalities that are used when explaining gender inequalities in health.

    M et al (1998) Pg 139). This therefore means that women are more likely to visit the doctor than a man as they suffer from a whole other varity of illness due to the above. This explanation also argues that women are stronger than men and therefore, live longer. There has been other research which shows if the number of visits a woman makes to the doctor is taken away there is no difference between male and female visits to the doctor.

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  19. Evaluate the legislative rights of the child and the rights of their families

    It is stated in this legislation that children have the legal right to be protected from abuse and must be removed to a place of safety if their home environment is not suitable. It was also introduced in this Order that the concept of parental responsibility replaced parental rights. This change is very important as responsibility is something which safeguards the rights of children. The Children (Northern Ireland) Order has two main aims; these are to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child and to promote the upbringing of children by their families.

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  20. Analyze how communication in health and social care settings assists patients/service users and other key people.

    Another way is to use non-verbal behavior however it depends on the way that it is expressed. The care worker must ensure that they make eye contact with the service user at various and suitable times; their body posture is untwined and calm; constantly smiling; movements and gestures of hands that show concentration; nodding of the head slightly to show that you agree, disagree or don't understand and a suitable tone of voice. In order to support the individual the care worker must be attentive and conscious of their behavior and how it will affect others. Their character cannot be seen as fake but being true and sincere.

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  21. Psychology work

    As he has taught himself on how to get positive rewards and privileges in his last residence, he is getting frustrated at his new home because he is not getting what he wants when he wants it. I think one reason Joe keeps hiding the remote from his fellow residents is because he wants to be able to have in-depth discussions with them about recent events to help stimulate his social development. If this is the case, Joe's carers should explain to him that he cannot force the others to watch certain things on the television (TV), but can talk

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  22. Do Government actions and measures play a large role in health crisis management? An analysis with respect to Singapore and China.

    The Chinese Government chose to totally ignore rumours and fear about this lethal communicable disease initially and even when it did there was an extreme lack of research and investigation causing the Chinese citizens to be unsure and even more fearful at the false rumours that were allowed to continue because of a lack of concrete, trustworthy Government information to inform, educate and reassure the masses. It was at this time that the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to concentrate their efforts in combating SARS in China.

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  23. BTEC Childcare Unit 2: Positive Environments

    Children Act 2004 The Children's Act of 2004 puts the government document 'Every Child Matters' in place as well to edits to the original Act. For example, if there is anything suspicious or suggest that a child may be subject to abuse; it must be recorded and told to the appropriate authority. Education (School Premises) Regulations 1996 The Education Regulations state that there must be pupil toilets and playing fields in schools. The toilets must be at the children's level and be kept clean as well as staff toilets.

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  24. BTEC Childcare Unit 20: Design Technology

    He also has red 'hair' and big eyes which draws attention to the child using the product. Health and Safety is essential in children's toys and the product is very durable so it should not break apart or have loose bits. There are three small red cotton 'hairs' which is a hazard if being used by a toddler who's started teething. The blanket is also a hazard as a child could put it in their mouth and choke themselves. Educational Value: The toy is educational in relation to the child's development. It helps the child's social and emotional development as the child can imagine that the toy is 'talking' and 'dancing' with her which could make a child feel as if they are being entertained.

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  25. M2 - explain the specific communication needs patient/service users may have that requires support, including the use of technology.

    right words to express themselves to others therefore someone who is speaking to someone with alzheimer's should speak clearly and slowly so that they can be understood and also you shouldn't patronise someone with alzheimer's because this will upset them and make them feel like a child again when there not. People who have Alzheimer's also suffer from mood swings and they can become frustrated and angry if you are speaking sharply and raising your voice. This can also happen if you ask too many direct questions.

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