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    Health and safety legislation. - Health and safety at work act 1974

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    Data Protection Act 1998 There are many ways to principle the Act with apply to paper and computer. This helps the health services deals with information which will be held by the service users. All settings need to be aware of the responsibilities the Act place upon them. * Data may only be used for the specific purposes for which it was collected. * Data must not be disclosed to other people without the consent of the individual who it is about, unless there is legislation or other overriding legitimate reason to share the information (for example, the prevention or detection of crime).

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    Promoting a healthy environment for children. Legislation aimed at promoting emotional and physical health.

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    The Every Child Matters program& all the services are important, because they ensure that all children are protected& their welfare& well being is promoted. These outcomes are to ensure children's well being and show clearly that educational achievement is the best way to improve a child's well being in all ways. Enjoying& achieving links to emotional well- being which is linked to being healthy. This legislation is very effective and has a major impact on children's health now and in later life positively.

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    What are the advantages and disadvantages of legalizing drugs

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    The immense sense of humour generated by the illicit drug trade and which are launched in several ways are a source of social and economic problems in many countries. Traffickers will no longer become rich on the backs of poor drugs addict on the streets of cities. Already, the legalization of some soft drugs like cannabis in Holland, for example, has given some degree of healthiness to drug taking. Another advantage deriving naturally from the legalization of drugs is the decrease in crime and disease.

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    Psychological Approaches in The Care Setting

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    Relating to the Operant Conditioning theory to a human's perspective, we will look at a child with persistent tantrums. A child's behaviour is dictated primarily by the actions and teachings of their parents. Children as emotions develop psychologically seek attention. If parents are not strong willed and abler to stand firm, they will often give treats in an attempt to stop the tantrums occurring. Over a short period of time however, this proves a positive reinforcement of the child's behaviour and they quickly learn that if they throw a tantrum they will be offered with a treat.

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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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    Promoting a healthy environment for children

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    Practitioners should encourage children to do exercise outside of the setting as well as inside. They could do this by joining Walk to School 2008, when the practitioners talk about this with the children they are able to learn about the benefits of walking, road safety, awareness and the environment around them. 50% of children do not walk to school regularly and more are being driven to and from school, by being driven children are reducing their physical activity. * Risk assessments identify and minimise risks, they are not created to make an environment risk free.

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    Evaluate the nature-nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual

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    Some examples of nature (or heredity) could be eye colour, height and behaviour. It is believed to determine an individual's personality, appearance and other traits because of the fact that it is all genetically down. ( M.Eysenick, 2004) The effect of nature in relation to an individual's development can be shown in the studies of twins. Flanagan (2002) did research in a study in which a set of twins were raised differently. This set of identical twins was raised apart and they didn't meet each other until they were 40 years old.

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    Evaluate the requirements of health care workers in terms of providing a competent workforce for the health sector

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    Reliability means not only turning up on time, but carrying out the various tasks on time, so that patients do not have to wait longer than necessary because too much time has been spent with the previous patient, or do not feel as though they are being hurried along so the health care can get back on schedule and deal with other tasks. Making patients wait means they become irritated, and feel that their time is not really appreciated, while hurrying them along means that they could forget to mention something that is relevant to their treatment or they feel that they are not being treated as an individual.

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    Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to individual development

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    I am going to now going to demonstrate this in a table below: Problem Explanation Ill health Poor mobility or problems with hearing or vision may make interaction with other people more difficult Retirement Retiring from work may mean less contact with colleagues in a social setting Travel and technology Some older people do not have access to a care, the internet or a mobile phone which may limit opportunities for social contact Ill-health of friends and relatives If friends or relatives have poor mobility or other disabilities they may have reduced social contact with you Geographical mobility Many people retire to areas away from friends and relatives.

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    Care Practice and Provision

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    Knowing the age profile of a population also helps to project the cost of health and social care services, since that cost varies with age. This will help the planning departments when applying for government funding. Each different age has specific needs, and knowing the future age distribution will enable service providers to plan for the future. Knowing for example how many children are going to be of primary school age in 5 years time can allow planners to determine how many school places are needed at a local level.

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    Describe the standard precautions for the prevention and control of infection in a health and social care workplace.

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    * Handle and dispose of bed linen correctly. * Dispose of sharps and clinical waste correctly. * Clean/disinfect spillages of blood/body fluids as per guidance. * Maintain a clean environment to minimise the accumulation bacteria potentially harmful to patients. * Immunisations and infection control * Principles of good hygiene * Importance of appropriate protective clothing * General cleanliness * Principles of isolation nursing * Immunisation and infection control * Safe practice procedures * Management of outbreaks of infection Another common practice is that when in health care workers look are looking at areas of a patient's body which are prone to spread infection or are vulnerable to infection they wear protective clothing.

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    Investigating Diseases. I will be looking at and comparing communicable and non communicable diseases. HIV and lung cancer.

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    Disorders like depression bulimia and substance abuse also create physical effects. In the same way, alcoholism, addictations and arthritis can have physiological affects and depression and bulimia can be seen as having foundations in the present society. Epidemiology is defined as the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence and control of diseases in the population. It is used to study both communicable and non communicable diseases. Epidemiologists find out the factors that can cause disease or the change of disease and they prevent the spread of both communicable and non communicable diseases.

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    Understanding and using research

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    Survey- This is used to find out facts about the individual, it asks them questions such as what, where, when and how. This can be carried out through questionnaires. Surveys are used to investigate a specific area or topic. They are filled by individuals in order to find out facts about the topic that is being discussed. Surveys ask questions such as what, where, how and, when, on the issue being discussed. This helps the researcher to discover the comparisons in the answers provided from the public to give them a better idea of what the cause and effect of the issue might be.

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    UNIT 1 COMMUNICATION P5, P6, M3 AND D1 , D2

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    I was in the lounge talking to Mary (one of the residents) when Joan (another resident) shouted for a nurse to come. Joan shouted several times for the nurse but no one came, despite a care worker walking past several times. The lounge was quite noisy as the television was on and another resident had the stereo on but I'm sure Joan could still have been heard. Joan had been shouting for a while before anybody came in to see what she wanted. When the care assistant did come over to see what she wanted she did it in a way that would have made Joan feel like an inconvenience.

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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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    Positive Care Environments. In my assignment I have chosen to focus on the rights of the elderly care at a residential home.

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    For this assignment I will be focussing on elderly care. I will need to understand that no matter who you are everyone is entitled to a high level of care and professionalism. To ensure this acts have been set out set by the government by which we must abide, I will explain this later. All patients/clients have a right to be treated fairly, without discrimination or prejudice regardless of their background or social status. Prejudice is to pre-judge or to preconceive opinions about a certain group of people.

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    Factors that influence communication and interactions with relation to health and social care

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    Another factor about the environment that will influence communication is lighting. The environment that communication is taking place in needs to be well lit but not so bright it stuns the eyes. This is particularly important in a deaf school where the students need to be situated where the lighting provides good enough visibility to lip read or understand the signer's signs. The amount of noise in a communication environment is also important. Sometimes an area will be too noisy for someone to be able to hear and take in the messages being sent to them.

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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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    factors that support and inhabit communication

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    The seating patterns should be in such a way that everyone can see and hear one another. Sitting in circle group tells everyone is equal and lets everyone to speak. They can share and discuss information. Other seating pattern is half-circle in which teachers sit in the middle of it. It tells that though we all are equal most of the communication are done by teachers etc. The setting arrangement and spaces can be the barrier of communication which prevents on exchanging non verbal messages.

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    Explain the probable homeostatic responses to changes in the internal environment following the consumption of a healthy meal

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    Although after eating a meal certain changes occur within the body they are: After eating a healthy balanced meal the glucose levels within the blood will rise the reason for this is because the food in which you have just eating contains glucose, therefore the islets of langerhans within the pancreas release insulin to reverse the change. The islets of langerhans contain a small number of alpha cells and numerous beta cells, the alpha cells secrete glucagon where as the beta cells secrete insulin, this has an antagonistic effect on the blood glucose level within the body.

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    barriers to communication

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    Also other peoples rights may be compromised as part of another persons rights. I am working with different age groups as well and they will react differently to the two interactions that I will be doing with them. This is because each of the different age groups have a different levels of understanding and this may become a barrier, age differences between me and the service user. Before I started my interaction I got some advice on abuse and protection at the two different care setting I got told that the primary school had a document "Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education", I also took my time out to read a little more about this online.

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    My work experience at Belleview nursing home.

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    I was informed of my duties and what was expected of me. I was introduced to the rest of the team and hoped that I could be an asset to them and not a hindrance. At the start of the day the patients were to be given breakfast, each of them were helped to the toilet and made comfortable for the rest of the day. At all times the patients were with a qualified member of staff to help them. The patients had the opportunity to spend time in they're bed or in the day room depending on how mobile they were.

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    Why MRSA is difficult to treat.

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    MRSA can be resistant to the antibiotic(s.) Vancomycin can also have serious side effects. Patients can develop experience liver and kidney damage. Alternative antibiotics in use are linezolid and flucloxacillin. Flucloxacillin is more common in community practice. In l994 a warning was placed on the listing of its use due to a possible association with cholestatic hepatitis. However, with MRSA infections, the morbidity and potential mortality are high and the benefits of flucloxacillin far outweigh the risks. Linezolid is also effective. Infact, it may be equivalent to Vancomycin in the treatment of MRSA infections.

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    Drugs and Alcohol.

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    I ended up giving some lip to a policeman and being put in a cell! Miles, 17 - If alcohol disappeared there'd be no way to enjoy yourself. People take drugs and drink alcohol differently, and these different ways are put into three different categories. Some people take a drug or drink alcohol because they are curious about what the effects feel like. This is called experimentation. Recreational drugs is a term used to describe the ways in which people take drugs or drink alcohol for pleasure, or for social reasons - when going to a club or a party for example.

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