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  1. How has the therapy of breast cancer improved over the years

    Removing most part of breast muscles which are underlying is a really effective way to prevent patients from death of breast cancer. Just one breast removal surgery for radical mastectomy is not enough, it includes some more complex steps. Although it can effectively help the victims of breast cancer, it still causes physical, psychological even social problems (Roberts, 1970). This is the only orthodox way to get rid of breast cancer which is mentioned in Halsted?s introduction. Several treatments that are alternative to radical mastectomy have been introduced over the past few decades.

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  2. How a hospital handles patient complaints.

    According to the trust, they considered informal complaints that can be resolve informally as a statement of disappointment, discontentment and frustration with the specific product or service given. While formal complaints are those concerns which are more complex and required higher personnel to solve it such As the chief executive or complaints manager and the response need to be formal. Moreover, the company respect and values the views and needs of their customer. They work very hard to offer a high standard of service and care but sometimes things happened in an unexpected way that creates problem.

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  3. Person Centred Therapy case studies of Mary and Michael

    Compared to them, I feel like I?m wrapped up in cotton wool.? ?C? paraphrased Michael?s comments, focussing on his feelings, ?so your feeling that you haven?t got as much freedom as your friends do.? ?Well, yeah,? replied Michael, ?I?ve always gone along with what Mum and Dad wanted, and so I?ve never had any reason to really disagree with them, and I?ve always kinda wanted what they wanted anyway. But now I don?t. Sure it will be great to go to University one day, it?s not like I?m going to be like my sister and never come home, but Dad

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  4. The Psychodynamic Perspective of development

    It?s also the conscience and ego-ideal. Freud believed that children pass through five stages of development, known as the psychosexual stages because of Freud's emphasis on sexuality as the basic drive in development. These stages are: Stage 1) Oral stage- This should be formed by the age of 0-1. Freud says that a child of this age begins to realise that the mouth is a centre of pleasure and this is learned through weaning. In this stage the I.D is the main part for the personality as the ego and the super ego are not fully developed.

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  5. Mental Health - 2 case studies

    The treatment that cognitive psychologists could offer Anna is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). This is very much a new therapy that has been introduced but has become one of the preferred therapies used today. The goal of cognitive therapy is to challenge the negative thoughts of the individual and encourage them to develop a more positive outlook on the way they view the world and the people around them. The psychologists often do this by recording every type of negative thought and the feelings that follow with it, almost like a diary.

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