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  1. Sociological perspectives to health and ill-health, with an assessment of the biomedical and socio-medical models of health.

    However, just because one is labelled ?sick? in society this does not mean they are free of responsibilities. They also have a few which include co-operating with medical professionals & also taking all steps to get better so they everything will be able to run smoothly again. This links to the scenario given. Tamsela has asthma and her father has bronchitis. The children also have permanent colds in the winter this could have an impact on Aziz and tamsela because the children?s colds could get a lot worse and much more serious & they could all be classed as playing the ?sick role?.

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  2. There are many different theories of communication. One of the theories is the encoder- decoder model.

    This model is based upon the concept that language is a system or a machine. In this machine, communication acts as the ?gears? for the machine to work correctly. Any breakdowns hurt efficiency. While this is the earliest model of communication, it is not known who the developer or the creator of the model was. The only thing we know for is that it was most likely developed in the 1920s or 1930s. One of the flaws of the model is that assumes ?continuous? communication. There are times when we choose to stop communicating. In other words this is a good paper but it does not fit all situations.

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  3. Summarise the main development of a child from the age range 0-2 years, 3- 5 years and 5-8 years.

    Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a biologist who originally studied molluscs but moved into the study of the development of children's understanding, through observing them and talking and listening to them while they worked on exercises he set (Atherton, 2011). Piaget theorised that from birth to approximately two years, which he called the sensorimotor stage, is a time when infants have little competence. Birth to three months Physically, babies at this age can lie on their back with no assistance. The baby will be able to watch movement, including of their own hands and be able to play with their fingers.

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  4. This task will introduce two service users with specific dietary needs and it will be including days of diet plan for each

    He has been suffering from coronary heart disease for last 1 and a half year and he finally decided to eat healthy for himself. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and so many people die because of this heart disease. It is very important for them to have a balanced diet plan and if they don?t follow the balanced diet plan, they might die sooner than they have expected. The foods that health for them to eat is: 1.

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  5. p3- explain the physical, social, emotional and intellectual indicators that would lead to suspicion of child maltreatment

    Swollen areas 5. Evidence of delayed or inappropriate treatment for injuries 6. Self destructive 7. Withdrawn and/or aggressive - behavioral extremes 8. Arrives at school early or stays late as if afraid to be at home 9. Chronic runaway 10. Complains of soreness or moves uncomfortably 11. Wears clothing inappropriate to weather, to cover body 12. Bizarre explanation of injuries 13. Wary of adult contact Consequences of physical abuse can prevent children and young people from doing a lot in life. It can leave them feeling fearful from doing day to day activities such as going to school and socialising, this can also lead to them feeling anxious, lonely and isolated in the world because they are not socialising and living normal lives like other young people and children.

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  6. Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth to 19 years

    Language development is the understanding and gaining of language, developing vocabulary and body language. 0-6 Months: Physical development : At this stage a baby should be able to turn their head towards sound and movement, watch an adult?s face when feeding and smile at the faces and voices they find familiar. They should be able to hold their feet when lying on their back, look and reach for objects, hold and shake a rattle and put items in their mouths.

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  7. Promoting good health- Health promotion evaluation

    Did we meet the pre-set criteria? And why/ how did we do this? Or maybe why we didn?t meet the pre-set criteria? For the pre-set criteria for our health promotion campaign we aimed to educate at least 80% of our target audience and hope for them to learn something new from our campaign and hopefully put what they have learnt into action. I think that we may have possibly met our pre-set criteria for our health promotion campaign although I think that a lot of our audience may have already known a lot about our chosen topic even if it was only a brief knowledge of it.

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  8. Factors which support and inhibit communciation

    By positioning people at the same levels, this would be a supporting factor of communication. On the other hand, if people were positioned at different levels and the patient is not entirely comfortable with their positioning then this could inhibit communication as they may feel intimidated, out of place or just simply uncomfortable which may make less likely to want to communicate. Depending on the formality of different situations, patients can be made to feel comfortable if consideration of positioning is taken into account whether or not the situation is formal or informal. Secondly, emotional factors are another important factor to consider where communication is concerned.

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  9. Communication P3 health and social care level 3

    We all had to establish whose turn it was when. 3. Norming means that the people in the group start to become closer and more confident with each other. They start to form friendship and it is now easier to reach goals and aims. In our group we started to become more confident with speaking and we no longer felt it was difficult to talk about the subject in question. The goals and aims are now more easily met. 4.

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  10. Legislation to protect children and young people from harm

    Article 12 for example says that you have to consult with the child for all aspect of their care. At the same time the EU and UK has been developing on their own legislation for this at the same time which came in to practise in 1989. 1. The children?s Act (1989) This is the first major piece of legislation that is aimed at children and their safety since the Second World War, this aimed for the safety and also the care of the children.

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  11. Outline the structure of the main tissues of the body

    The structure of epithelial tissue is related to the function it carries out which include; protection; secretion and absorption. Simple epithelium consists of a single layer of identical cells, which are divided into three main types. The types are named depending on their shape which alters according to the functions they carry out. The more the tissue gets used, the taller the cells. Simple epithelium is usually found on absorptive or secretory surfaces, where it helps to speed up these processes due to the single layer of cells. Simple Epithelium can be squamous, cuboidal, columnar or ciliated. Squamous cells are a single layer of flat cells which contain a nucleus that forms a lump in the centre.

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  12. Unit 10 caring for children and young people

    result in the child/children feeling angry because the parents have not listened to how the child/children feel about the situation and are not able to have any any decisions in the matter that will affect their future. Due to the stress and lack of communication children/young people from broken families can end up in the care system because ?Children from broken homes three times more likely to run away?. 2. Bereavement- ?Bereavement is the experience of those left behind after someone has died.? Bereavement affects children and young people emotionally and physically and it can make an impact for many years and can cause many reactions such as: sleep disturbances/nightmares, eating disorders, aggression, separation anxiety, withdrawal etc.

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  13. Main tissues in the human body.

    Another name for connective tissue is glue. Muscle tissue contains specialized proteins called actin and myosin which help muscles contract and relax. Muscle tissues are found all around the body. They help with body movement. Muscles are vital as without them there, there would have been no pump in our hearts, as the heart also is a massive muscle which squeezes and relaxes blood and oxygen are our bodies. Involuntary muscle are found in internal organs such as the heart, and is a muscle which contracts without conscious control and is usually found in the walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels.

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  14. Observing the development of babies and toddlers.

    At 18 months a child may be able to walk alone, will push and pull toys when walking, roll and throw a ball. Between the ages of 2 and 3 years they can walk up and down stairs with both feet on one step and run without falling. Some children may also be able to pedal a tricycle and throw and catch a large ball. Toddlers may be able to follow a simple dancing rhythm. They are capable of using a spoon to feed themselves and undo buttons.

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  15. Theories of the communication cycle and group formation

    Message sent ? You convey your message in a way that you might find more comfortable. Message received ? The other person notices your message and hears or sees what is communicated. Message Decoded - The person your communicating with has to try to decode the message , they might find it difficult and jump to a conclusion especially if you don?t use your body language to help. Message Understood ? They will respond on what they understood, it might be a perfect response or they might have miss understood you but some people don?t always understand exactly what you mean.

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  16. Personal profile - I firmly believe that I have the attributes to be a successful radiologist.

    Being a practical hands-on person who loves to apply her learning, I am very keen on the fact that diagnostic radiography courses are very vocational, spending about 50% of course time in practical clinical training. . I also believe that the clinical experience enhances the theory we learn in the academic blocks. I understand the importance and benefits of reflective practice in learning from experience and continued professional development, as ways of producing highly capable practitioners that maintain and improve performance standards as well as progress with innovations in this dynamic health profession.

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  17. Describe four physical and four behavioral Indicators of abuse

    In Wales one in five secondary schools has had issues of children being abused or neglected during childhood. The NSPCC have found out more than 2,200 children are being beaten up, hit with objects or serious neglect. The word ?beat? means different thing in other cultures for example ?smack? in Britain most people would think of serious matters such as a forceful hit and abuse. You must never jump to conclusions when a child says to you they have been beaten you must ask them what they mean because it means ?smack? as well. The signs of Physical abuse on a child is when you see buckle and belt marks on the child?s body, if you do see

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  18. P3; Explain factor that may influence communication and interpersonal interaction in health and social care environments.

    Communication in sensitive communication; this occurs in communication where a sensitive message needs to be sent across. The message may contain the illness and treatment details that patient may not want to reveal or share with anybody else then their health professional. This kind of message needs to be sent across with care as this information can be life changing. An example of sensitive communication would be when a doctor tells a person that their illness is terminal. Cultural differences and preferred spoken language system. In communication where people are form different countries or they have been brought up with other preferred language then English this can create problems.

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  19. A report explaining the patterns and trends of health and illness in three social groups: gender, ethnicity and social class.

    Morbidity rates Morbidity is difficult to measure as the information is gathered from a range of different sources. Data is collected by the government as well as the NHS and local authority social services departments through direct surveys of the population such as specific health surveys, and as a result of administrative processes, for example, when an individual visits a GP or A&E department or has an assessment of needs. Some diseases are required to be reported, for example cancers and infectious diseases and so data is collected via this process. The problem with this information is that to some extent it reflects services that are available rather than the true picture of disease incidence.

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  20. Steps towards becoming a Physiotherapist

    Physiotherapy seems right for me because it allows me to incorporate all these interests. There are also lots of opportunities to learn more skills, in more specialist areas. I would say that the biggest reward of entering the Physiotherapy profession is that you see people get better and that you feel like you are really helping people. Physiotherapy has its advantages of being able to work self-employed or travel around the world. There are many areas that a physiotherapist can specialize in, such as: 1.

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  21. Caring for children and young people booklet

    Offending behaviour ? This may be a behavioural response to poor or inadequate parenting, or a consequence of peer pressure. If behaviour cannot be managed within the family the young person can be an object to a care order. There are two main routes into care. These are by compulsory care order and by voluntary accommodation. Around 30% of looked after children are admitted to care on voluntary basis with agreement of parents. Children can be looked after temporary or permanently.

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  22. Public Health in the UK - History and Policies.

    An example of this could be related to obesity which assesses the increase and need for diabetes support services. Another key role within public health practice is controlling communicable disease this reduces the impact of infectious diseases through injection and other control measures. Additionally, promoting the health of the population can reduce ill health in the population by promoting activities. An example of this is obesity which could include campaigns support people to be more active and healthy by eating their five a day fruit and vegetables.

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  23. This report was compiled in response to the issue of staff in my setting not being aware of children with allergies nor the procedures in place to deal with an allergic reaction.

    They then discovered that there were policies and processes that detailed how to deal with the child. They questioned four other staff that were on duty that day and concluded that two of them knew nothing about the child?s allergy or how to deal with it. No allergic reactions occurred in this instance. However, if there had been an incident, the staff member would have been unable to deal with the child effectively and ensure the proper treatment was given.

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  24. Child development in the Middle Years

    The most noticeable changes are of puberty. As children begin to naturally develop physically feelings of unease and worry about these changes can begin to affect the child. Growing sexual interest can shape a young person?s future dramatically, for example, teen pregnancies (Mogler, 2008). When looking at the noticeable physical changes at each of these three stages of child development it is easy to see why middle childhood can be seen as somewhat uninteresting. Both early childhood and adolescence show such physical signs of transpiring (Davies, 2011; Eccles, 1999).

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  25. An introduction to working with children

    A statutory provision for children between 5 and 7 years could be Toy libraries. These libraries aim to provide toys for children who can?t afford the toys that they want. They could borrow toys on a loan. It?s also offer?s particular support to children with additional needs. The libraries are very spacious so children who live in small houses or don?t have much space to play could come along to the toy library and also interact with other young children 2.

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