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    Discuss discriminatory practice within health and social care

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    This could include treating someone differently to someone else. Covert abuse of power means that someone abuses their power in a manner which does not draw direct attention to them or the practice itself. It is a means of undermining anti-discriminatory policies through the use of secretive forms of discrimination. If you reported this kind of discriminatory practice then it is often very difficult to provide inclusive evidence to support this. Overt abuse of power is when a health and social care professional openly abuses their power. This is very similar to covert abuse of power, the only difference is that a professional will openly discriminate and abuse their power.

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    Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting.

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    I will be talking about two of these emergencies in more detail. A fire, can cause sudden panic as it is an unpredictable event. There are certain priorities that should be followed in the case of a fire. The first and most important thing to do would be to inform all service users, medical professionals, staff, visitors and any other persons inside the building that there is a fire. This would be done with the use of a fire alarm, as soon as an individual notices the fire or the signs of a possible fire they should trigger the alarm, in order to alert and inform everyone else of the danger.

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    Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed.

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    contact with children is because often teachers, teaching assistants, child minders ect and the main point of contact towards children and are the ones that will have a referral to social services as they are the main people who will see the signs of abuse or maltreatment, this the professionals reasonability and it should be taken seriously and regular training should be provided. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs

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    Childcare. Different Settings for Childcare and Keeping Information Confidential.

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    and science. By children studying these subjects the teachers can use to check the child's progress and help them in their future learning which could be than tested and reported to the child's parents. D2 Describe the purpose of one setting that is a different type of provision for each age range. There are many settings which provide care for children. One setting that is not statutory for children under 5 years old would be a voluntary organization such as a parent and toddler group run by the local church such as all Saints Toddler Group.

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    Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector - neonatal nurse and gynaecologist.

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    Competence will give the patient a positive experience as they will feel more comfortable if they can see that their health care worker knows what they are doing with confidence. For example by the neonatal nurse being competent with monitoring and observing a babies status this will give the parents a sense that their baby is being looked after to the best of the care workers ability. Knowledge and skills A neonatal nurse will not only have nursing practitioner's knowledge and skills but will have knowledge in there specific area of working with infants.

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    P2: Describe the structure of the tissues of the body and their role in the functioning of two named body systems.

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    Their nuclei are elongated and are usually located near the base of the cells with slightly oval nuclei. Some columnar cells are specialised for sensory reception such as in the nose, ears and the taste buds of the tongue which secrete the mucus. That mucus then traps the unwanted particles and the cilia transports the flow of the mucus towards the exterior. Squamous Squamous cells have thin, flat plates and each nucleus forms a lump in the centre. They fit close together in tissues so it has a smooth low-friction surface allowing fluids to move easily. Squamous is found in the wall of blood capillaries, lung alveoli and Bowman's capsule of nephrons.

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    Infection Prevention and Control - P3

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    Individuals believe that not following the correct policies and procedures is the main reason for failure. (Infection) Infections which residents in a care home are susceptible to may in some cases be life threatening, and some of this infections which are liable to spread if the correct precautions are not taken can worsen a residents medical condition and as a result have an affect on their recovery. It is essential that care workers working within a residential home understand, and are aware of, the standard precautions which they are expected to adhere to because not only does this allow them to do their job effectively, but it promotes confidence in the care which they provide to their residents.

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    Health And Social Care Coursework

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    In addition I asked the children where they would like to sit, at the table or on the pillows. They said they wanted to sit at the pillows. This is an example of empowerment because the children can control their own situations and control what choices they make. I also chose to sit on a pillow as well rather than a chair so I was at their level. If I was in a chair it would show a sense of hierarchy and would intimidate many of them which would result in them not wanting to talk to me. I gave them a choice which led to them feeling empowered concerning the T.V.

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    curriculum plan for children age 3-4

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    everything is tidy after the activity * Make sure children are wearing aprons, so they don't get glue over their clothes Aim - The aim of the activity is to get the children to become creative and to explore different materials and to learn to work in a group, taking turns and sharing fairly. Introduction I will talk to the children about Easter and the spring season. Then I would tell the children about why were doing a chick on the Easter card, as a chick is a sign of 'new life' as the chick hatches out of an egg and Easter is about new life.

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    types of communication in care setting

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    Some might not speak or feel shy to speak and some might be naughty. In that case, service providers should be wise and have patience to deal with. They need to communicate in order to understand children's need. So, they have to speak in a gentle way and help children to speak. They have to communicate and explain a parent about their children and also deal with complains. Written communication is another important ways of communication. The purpose of written communication is to exchange information, building relationship, keeping records of certain things over a period of time, keep them as an evidence etc.

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Health and Social Care at A level is a strong preparation for those wishing to enter this important and growing field. The course is designed to ensure that learning is based around a work-centred approach and often there are opportunities to get involved in related work experience. The subject is a mix of compulsory and optional units and youll be studying the concept of efficient caring, communication and health issues, the practical realities of care provision and human development and behaviour.

The assessment will be made up of a variety of methods: portfolio's of evidence, presentations and examinations. Marked by Teachers has a large collection of essays which cover a wide range of Health and Social Care topics to help you develop your written skills.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "Cannabis should be legalised" clearly discuss the points for (pros) and against (cons). you should also show where your sympathies lie"

    "Keith Hellawell (the former government drugs expert) described cannabis as a "gateway drug"; he believes it leads to the miss use of harder substances. However, the statistics show that many young people under the age of 25 have tried cannabis (approximately 20%) and the percentage who go on to use harder drugs such as heroin is very small (less than 2%). This shows that the argument that cannabis use leads to the use of harder drugs is unfounded. I believe that cannabis should be legalised. I have shown that in has many medical values and I believe that people should not be punished for using cannabis to relieve pain from debilitating conditions. However, the medical values are not without unpredictable side effects and I believe a lot more research into the medicinal use of cannabis is needed. The topic of the legalisation of cannabis will continue to be an area of debate until scientists are able to agree on the medical uses and possible side effect of cannabis."

  • Discuss the interplay of infectious agents and the immune system in pathogenesis of arthritis.

    "In conclusion, it is clear to see that there is much interplay between the immune system & infectious agents in the pathogenicity of arthritis. It is clear that there is a balance that needs to be achieved by the immune system in dealing with infectious agents - and it seems that subtle imbalances can lead to the most heinous of diseases. Although there is still much for the scientific community to learn about the mechanistic pathology involved, our current knowledge is allowing relatively effective treatment of different manifestations of arthritis and offering a continually improving prognosis for sufferers. Downing College Jubin Joseph"

  • The Difference between Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapy. Wheeler and McLeod (1995) briefly compare the key principles of Person Centred and Psychodynamic approach and critically evaluate where the approaches part company with one another

    "In conclusion I think that there are benefits to both of the counselling approaches and combined persons centred and psychodynamic approaches and together would be a good way to approach counselling however this is debated over widely and not always considered plausible but I think it depends on the therapists individual skills and the model of therapy they use with a client .overall I think that both approaches aim to help the client excel but have very different ways of approaching this and in terms of focusing on a individuals recovery and their overall well being I believe the person centred approach succeeds."

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