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  1. Unit 2 task 1 -Equality and Rights in Care Settings

    For example, in a residential home a resident who needs help with personal care like washing should be bathed with the bathroom door closed, if they cannot drink properly from a cup then special cups should be provided or the necessary support provided, in a hospital curtains should be drawn around the bed whilst receiving treatment or having a bed bath etc. All of these practices help to maintain the dignity and privacy of the person being cared for, and care workers should provide care that ensures the person receiving care should not ever be made to feel embarrassed, belittled, or condescended.

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  2. Risk Assessment Example - Doctor's Office - Unit 3 Health and Social Care task 4

    The length of this curtain is too long and the bottom 4 inches drape along the floor, causing a tripping hazard. This hazard is especially a risk to children, the elderly, and those with vision impairments. For example an elderly person might get their foot caught in the bottom of the curtain and trip, possibly breaking bones or hitting their head. To reduce this risk, the curtain needs to be replaced with one of suitable length; until then, it should be tucked away when not in use.

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  3. 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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  4. Unit 3 Health and Social Care - Care Value Base task 2

    This is done by giving everyone the same quality of care and support (but no treating everyone the same way, as this can lead to indirect discrimination), and respecting/supporting the diversity of individual's lifestyles, backgrounds and values. This is known as client-centred care For example, when working with a Muslim resident in a doctor?s surgery, respecting their views and lifestyle, and allowing them to be examined by a female practitioner if they wish.

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  5. 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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  6. Safety Audit - Doctor's Office - Unit 3 Health and Social Care task 4

    The samples, if knocked over and opened, can cause a health risk too, especially to children. There is a coat rack near the door of the Doctor?s office, which is heavily loaded on one side, making it unbalanced and likely to fall on a patient or the doctor. This could knock an elderly person, who isn?t completely balanced over, or fall on a small child and hit them in the head and seriously injure them. There is a low table in the room, that is not only a tripping hazard, but the doctor uses it to store unused or expired packets of pills on, before he puts them in the bin.

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  7. Describe Factors Thet May Affect Self-Esteem.

    Another factor is relationships with others. Relationship can impact an individual's self concept if you do not have a supportive family,or supportive friends. Relationship with family affect and influence your self esteem. This is because an individual may imitate attitudes and reactions when they are young and there is a huge influence when a person is young because it is the stage where they learn what is right and wrong. This may lead the individual to have a negative self concept with socialisation. Furthermore, having high expectations can also have a negative self concept of an individual, also if the person has been compared to other

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  8. 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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  9. Unit 10: Caring for Children D2: Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, referring to current legislation and policies.

    However, direct disclosures are rare and abuse is often identified or suspected through indirect disclosures. Indirect disclosures are when children communicate what they have experienced through their behaviours, emotions, art, writing or play. Examples of indirect disclosures; when a child is demonstrating an inappropriate amount of sexual knowledge when talking amongst friends and a teacher has overheard the conversation, inappropriate or extensive sexual knowledge is an indicator of sexual abuse. Another example is when a child uses predominantly dark colours in their art work as this could suggest depression or emotional abuse.

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  10. 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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  11. Task 2 group communication theories and an example from my experience.

    However, leaning too far forward may be seen as placing a demand on the client, and they may feel intimidated. E: maintaining eye contact is another way of telling the person you are interested in them and you are with them, however eye contact is not the same as staring, so you must look away every so often so as not to stare. You must monitor the amount you look away though, as this could say something about your own level of comfort/discomfort.

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  12. Communicating with Hindus in care settings

    I will ask him and his family if his current arrangements for prayer are okay, or if there are any changes that they want me to make, for example taking him into a specific location at a certain time of day or if he wants with him any religious statues or objects, as this is common practise for Hindus.

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  13. Evaluate how personal learning and development may benefit others

    Another thing that most of us tend to learn when we are young is morals, most commonly taught by our parents first. From as young as a toddler right the way up into school, we are constantly being taught morals as we are told to not do things or told whether something is right or wrong. Morals tech us the basic principles of right and wrong and the standards of behaviour we should show as a person. We learn these principles from our parents primarily and our secondary learning roles are usually teachers in a school environment who punish us for the wrong behaviour and praise us for the right behaviour.

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  14. Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology P1 and P2 Cell Compnents and Tissue Structure

    Cytoplasm contains a variety of cell organelles. Cell organelles are different structures inside a cell that each have their own function, they?re like mini versions of the body?s organs. The main organelles are; mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus and lysomes. Mitochondria Mitochondria are the largest cell organelle and appear in large numbers in most body cells. They are sausage like or spherical in shape and their function is to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the major source of cellular energy.

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  15. Unit 10 Caring for Children and Young People P2, M1 & D1

    Adoption is the end goal for all looked after children who are in permanent care. It provides the child/young person with a permanent, stable family environment where they can benefit from one-to-one parent care. Residential care is a type of long-term care usually for children and young people who have misbehaved repeatedly, gotten in trouble with police and are unable to live at home with their families. It provides safe and stable accommodation with around the clock care from specially trained staff. Residential care is often a last chance for young people and is given as an alternative to prison.

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  16. Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Individual's Rights P1, P2, P3 & M1

    The benefits of social and cultural diversity need to be appreciated in order to provide appropriate care services in a fair and equal way. Diversity means employing people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries so that they can help meet the needs of the diverse population the NHS provides services for. In every type of care setting practitioners should actively promote the equality and rights of the individual, whether the individual is a service user, friend or relative or a colleague.

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  17. Unit 18: Working in the Health Sector P1, M1 & D1

    Midwives liaise with agencies and other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care. Throughout their careers they engage in professional development to meet PREP requirements, and they participate in the training and supervision of junior colleagues. To become a midwife, you need to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above, typically including English Language/Literature and a science subject and either two or three A Levels or equivalent. Some trusts run cadet schemes which can lead to entry onto a pre-registration programme in midwifery. These are increasingly being replaced by apprenticeships.

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  18. Effective communication in health and social care

    Communication is the exchange of information between people. This information may be the exchange of thoughts, feelings, messages etc. The way we transfer this information is by verbal communication, such as speech, special communication, such as sign language or picture boards, written communication, such as letters, computerised communication, such as emails or texts, or non-verbal communication, such as body language, facial expressions, hand gestures, eye contact. Effective Communication Communication is not just speaking however, it is also engaged listening and being able to understand the emotions of yourself and the person you are communicating with.

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  19. Theories of communication - Communication cycle and SOLER

    However, leaning too far forward may be seen as placing a demand on the client, and they may feel intimidated. E: maintaining eye contact is another way of telling the person you are interested in them and you are with them, however eye contact is not the same as staring, so you must look away every so often so as not to stare. You must monitor the amount you look away though, as this could say something about your own level of comfort/discomfort.

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  20. Cultural differences in health and social care communication

    Don't ask personal questions. Expect to answer and be asked intrusive questions about personal life. When a Chinese teacher is having a one-to-one meeting at a school with an English parent of a child having problems in the school, the parent may be taken aback or surprised if the Chinese teacher started asking questions about his/her personal life, as this is normal in China, whereas in Britain it is not. This could be seen by the parent as rude and intrusive. Eye Contact English people are taught from a young age to look people in the eye when talking to them, or listening to them.

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  21. Formal and Informal Communication in Health and Social Care

    For example, it would be acceptable when a patient enters a doctor's office for the doctor to greet them formally, address them as Mr or Mrs, and shake their hand in a respectable tone at a volume that is not too quiet for the patient to hear, but not too loud that you are shouting at them.

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  22. Communication Barriers in Health and Social Care

    Time should be given to the message receiver; so that they can digest the information they have received and think about how they want to respond. Electronic devices can also be used, such as text phones, telephone amplifiers and hearing loops, and it is important to give the individuals using the devices enough time to use it whilst communicating. An induction loop system helps deaf people hear sounds more clearly by reducing or cutting out background noise. http://www.digitalhearingcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Hearing-Loop.jpg Conditions such as cerebal palsy, Down's syndrome, and autism tend to limit a person's ability to interpret other people's non-verbal communication, such as body language, and their ability to communicate verbally.

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