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  1. Anatomy and Physiology unit 5 assignment 3

    This means that levels of glucose and oxygen decrease while carbon dioxide and energy increase. Body temperature may also rise slightly due to the excess energy that turns into heat as a waste product. The way that the body reacts to these changes is through negative feedback loops, as shown above. When there is excess carbon dioxide in the blood, the chemo-receptors pick up the change and this triggers the brain to react in different ways, one way is that the heart begins to pump more quickly to get de-oxygenated blood to the lungs so that gas exchange can take place more quickly, another reaction is in the example above, we begin to breathe more so that more waste carbon dioxide leaves the body and is replaced with oxygen.

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  2. Developing through the life stages - old age

    They suggested that elderly people want to disengage from society to reflect on life and prepare for death. Activity Theory- Havighurst (1964) completely disagreed with the social disengagement theory and he argued that except for inevitable changes in biology and health older people are the same as middle-aged people with the same psychological and social needs. He said that decreased social interaction in older ages is a result of society withdrawing from the older people against the wishes of most of the elderly people. The activity theory proposes that the withdrawal is not mutual. It claims that older adults should stay active and stay involved.

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  3. Personal Development and Reflective Learning as a health care worker

    * Responsible for the safe handling of medicine * Supervise staffs * Work as a team * Work according to the organisation`s policies and procedures My Skills * Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills * Very creative * Speak fluent English and French * Standards of high quality in the provision of personal care to others * The ability to work in an organised and composed manner * Good communication and administration skills, including basic IT * Play music like guitar and drum Below is a table showing my strengths and weaknesses.

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  4. Supporting and Safeguarding Adults

    Hopefully in the long Bridie went back to being a safe and caring environment with people that respect her right to care. What should have been done in this case to reduce the risk of abuse can include the use of CRB checks, presumably Bello was checked out prior to being employed, however if not then this is something that should have been done in order to prevent something like this happening to a service user. Another way to prevent this from happening could have been regular observations, if Bello had oberservations on a regular basis then that could have prevented the abuse from happening.

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  5. Awareness in dealing with people suffering from sensory loss.

    (4.1) * Explain where additional advice and support can be sourced in relation to sensory loss. (4.2) (Task 5) Know how to report concerns about sensory loss. * Describe whom and how concerns about sight and/or hearing loss can be reported. (5.1) (Task 1) (1.1) There are many different facts that can have an impact on people with sensory loss. Communication and awareness play big roles in the impact. They may find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing and mobility. Hobbies and interests can have negative impact on their lives. They may also feel scared and alone due to this.

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  6. Discuss Preventive Measures in Health Care

    http://www.med.uottawa.ca/sim/data/Prevention_e.htm (accessed 21/12/2015) http://www.iwh.on.ca/wrmb/primary-secondary-and-tertiary-prevention (accessed 21/12/2015) http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c1480 (accessed 21/12/2015) Primary prevention pursues to prevent the beginning of specific diseases through risk reduction: by altering behaviours or exposures that can lead to disease, or by enhancing fight to the effects of exposure to a disease agent. Examples include smoking cessation and vaccination. This is important because tobacco smoke contains a lethal mix of more than seven thousands chemicals: hundreds are harmful, and about seventy can cause cancer. Smoking rises the risk for grave health problems, many diseases, and death.

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  7. The Medical and Social Model of Health

    http://www.marco-learningsystems.com/pages/david-zigmond/medical-model.htm (accessed on 26/10/2015) http://www.med.uottawa.ca/sim/data/Health_Definitions_e.htm (accessed on 26/10/2015) http://www.simplypsychology.org/medical-model.html (accessed on 26/10/2015) The medical of health is associated with the negative definition of health because the model focuses on the individual physical body and explains diseases or illnesses and its symptoms as a physical restraints, an example would be accidents. The medical model of health does not look at the psychological factor as the social model does. The concept of the social model of health is that people are not disabled because of illnesses or injury, but how society is constructed.

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  8. Describe the symptoms and treatment of asthma

    When a person is diagnosed with asthma these tubes are inflamed. This inflammation makes the airways terribly swollen and sensitive. Due to this the inflammation starts reacting to certain substances that enter the airway. Once the airway starts reacting to these substances our muscles tighten up, as a result of this the airways are narrowed so less air enters to the lungs. Asthma has an impact on other body systems, these are the immune system, the nervous system and the respiratory system.

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  9. Unit 3 - P4, M3, D2 Health and safety and responses to emergencies in a care setting.

    This should be the first priority because it is not safe staying on your own and if you don?t do this response it could be a risk to you and also no one will be there to witness anything if the patient does hurt you. Having someone else there may calm the situation down. If no one is available to come you the second thing you should do is move back from the patient and try to calm them down, but this will not always work, if the patient doesn?t calm down or gets angrier then you should immediately move

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  10. Accident Log Book Example - waiting room - Unit 3 Health and Social Care task 4

    This hazard is especially a risk to those with mobility issues. In the case of the staircase, the fact that there is no handrail on the stairs means that people may be more susceptible to trip or fall down them. This hazard would especially be a risk to those with mobility issues, balance issues, partially sighted/blind people, and the elderly. Next to the reception there is an unlocked cupboard that the cleaners use when they clean the rooms. It is often left with the door slightly open and the chemicals in there visible to adults and children.

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  11. Unit 3 Task 4 D1. Risk Assessment and Control Measures in a Doctor's Office

    The installation of hand rails on the stairs will give elderly people, children, people with mobility issues, partially sighted people etc. something to hold on to in case they trip, which will reduce the risk of them falling down the stairs, and getting potentially seriously injured and having to go to hospital. The exchange of the wooden toy box that could potentially splinter a child, for a more child-friendly non-toxic plastic one will mean that the possibility of getting a splinter from the toy box is completely eradicated, as you cannot get a splinter from plastic.

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  12. Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People P3 - Identifying abuse.

    The five types of abuse are; neglect, physical, emotional, sexual and domestic violence. Being able to identify abuse is important when your job is working with young people and children because as with every health and social care professional you have a duty of care of your service users, however young people and children are especially vulnerable and have laws that specifically protect them that were brought about because of major child abuse cases that happened in this country. The Victoria Climbie case was massive for changing the laws around safeguarding children.

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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.

If you are considering taking the subject further, there are many essays in Healthcare at university level to help you make the transition between A level and degree.

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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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