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  1. Types and Signs of Abuse

    The abuser?s marriage may have been failing which means there are a lot of arguments. The abuser may feel confused and disorientated and doesn't understand what it going on. Emotional/ Psychological Abuse Emotional/ psychological abuse can happen to anyone. It can happen when the abuser makes comments that make sure their victim feels isolated and try to lower your self-esteem. It is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  2. The role of communication and interpersonal interaction in Health and Social Care

    In this stage there is now a clear purpose and a good focus on the goal achievement. The team members are now competent and able to handle the decision-making process as a group. Morale is high and the general atmosphere will be positive. Team members are confident about the outcome, enjoy open communication, show high energy, and whereas disagreement is expected and is dealt with appropriately. Sometimes there is an additional stage called Adjourning, this is where the task is now completed, and there were recognition and good feelings associated with their achievements. In Argyles theory there are 6 stages, the first is the aim.

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  3. AO1 - Communication in Care Settings

    It is also a lot less formal to talk face to face and it is much quicker than most types of communication such as writing. Talking face to face can help resolve conflict between people as if a text is sent, it can be taken the wrong way and cause bigger arguments. When talking, the responses are quicker which helps people with decision making which is also another advantage. Giving verbal encouragement is a great way to maintain energy in a team of people.

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  4. Care values are a set of written rules, which explains how people working in a particular profession should behave.

    In addition the care value seeks out to avert discrimination in all these areas. For example, an elderly service or employee would not be indirectly discriminated by the organisation by putting policies, rules or ways of doing things that have a negative impact on them. The organisation would make adjustments on the policies and rules in order to make it fair for the elderly person. This can be longer breaks or shorter working times. www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/health-and-social-care/? (accessed on 27/10/2015) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2587197/ (accessed on 27/10/2015) http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/equality-is-not-enough/ (accessed on 27/10/2015) Diversity does not simply refer to heritage and disability, but also gender, nationality and culture, sexual orientation and age.

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  5. Evaluation of my Body Image Health Campaign

    This might be because girls have drafted up an image of a perfect body; tall, skinny and athletic in their heads. If they don?t fit into the categories, they see themselves as a ?worthless? or ?ugly?. I had asked in my planning questionnaire; ?How important to you is your appearance?? The question was a closed-ended. Majority of the questions I had asked in my questionnaire was closed-ended because it would provide a quantity data that can be used as statistic.

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  6. Designing a Body Image Health Campaign

    They would live in fear and hope that no one notices them. When their mind is consumed with their image, it can result on them not wanting to meet new people, holding themselves back and not working to their potential. This can affect their educational achievements or social circle. They may not be answering questions they know in a class discussion because of fear that they would stand out. Therefore, the teacher might see the student as underachieving and may give them easier work that is for the lower grade or moved to another classroom.

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  7. Examine How Diet Can Affect Health

    Counteracting age would be beneficial because it would enable someone in the life stage of late adulthood be physically healthy because they can do exercise and do sports since they are counteracting age. Carolyn Robbins article on The Positive Effect of Health also shows the importance of diet. The article states that ?giving your body the correct fuel will give you more energy and an overall sense of well-being.? This links to what I mentioned about nutrients providing the fuel we need to perform physically, food provides energy.

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  8. Discuss Factors That Support And Inhibit Communication

    http://healthcarecomm.org/about-us/impact-of-communication-in-healthcare/ (accessed on 11/10/2015) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2637/ (accessed on 11/10/2015) http://ispub.com/IJRA/12/2/4895 (accessed on 11/10/2015) Height is a factor of positioning that is essential in communicating effectively because it can influence the conversation. With height, it is important that the care practitioner?s chair is at a level, which would enhance communication. If a health and social care practitioner?s chair is higher than the service user, this can make the service user feel inferior. The service user should feel at eased in order to share their concerns because if they feel uncomfortable they are more likely to restrain themselves.

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  9. Examine Communication in Care Settings

    http://www.managementstudyguide.com/oral-communication.htm (accessed on 02/10/2015) http://www.columbia.edu/~rmk7/PDF/IESBS.pdf (accessed on 02/10/2015) https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/synopses/e58.pdf (accessed on 02/10/2015) Advantages of Oral Communication One advantage to oral communication is that it is very easy and simple and can provide feedback. This meaning that the conversation would be quick without unnecessary delays. For example, a psychologist or therapist can benefit from this advantage because often time is limited for them. There is also more flexibility in oral communication; different aspects can be discussed. If time is limited and there is an urgent matter that needs to be resolved; it may be best to have a face-to-face or telephone conversation.

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  10. P1 Explain the principal social perspective P2 Explain different sociological approaches to health and ill health M1 Assess the biomedical and socio-medical models of health

    According to Talcott Parson, society is based on value consensus where shared and common values and behavioural norms lead to a common culture. Consensus is an agreement in the society about the values, and have freedom, equality, justice and fairness. These values are acquired by passing down from generation to generation, through primary socialisation. These values benefit everybody equally, some the example of values that exist in our society are right for equality, justice and privacy. There are mechanism of social control in the society, like punishment and rewards.

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  11. Unit 2: P4 P5. National Initiatives: promoting anti-discriminatory practice

    Using non-verbal language as well as verbal to have a better ability to communicate effectively with service users of different cultures. This promotes anti-discriminatory practice by welcoming and facilitating diversity. For example; an English speaking service user and a Polish speaking service user both have the same health problem. The Polish speaking service user shouldn?t have less access to healthcare than the English speaking service user just because of the language barrier, if it isn?t possible to communicate effectively with the Polish speaking service in order to understand his problem and provide the help he needs then steps need to be taken in order to not discriminate and lessen his equality of healthcare.

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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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