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  1. What services are available for children and young people and their families in your local area?

    If a child or a young person is getting into the wrong crowd for e.g. taking drugs or selling drugs and doing illegal things it would be best if the family of the young person puts them into a foster home so they have professional help. Foster Care: A foster care is a short term situation until a permanent placement can be made. Foster care is not like adoption that you have permanent arrangement. The foster carer is paid to look after the child or young person in a foster care. Foster care is where a child or young person is cared for by the person who has taken the responsibility of the child or young person.

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  2. P2- Describe Discriminatory practice in health and social care

    This then will lead to the individual of not getting the same level of treatment, which may jeopardise their health and well-being Stretch and whitehouse, 2010, page 67 & page 68 . Overt abuse of power Overt abuse of power is when an individual openly uses power to discriminate others and this has comparable outcomes to covert abuse of power; which is: it can affect an individual health or perhaps even their mental, if they notice that they are being discriminated against.

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  3. P3- Explain influences of two predictable and two un-predictable major life event on the development of an individual (Priya)

    The positive aspect of marriage is that Priya may have a sense of emotional attachment and knowing someone is always there to support you. However there is a down-side; she may have felt that she has lost her independence as her husband is always about. Grand-children growing up Predictable Priya has mentioned that she does not spend time looking after her grand- children anymore as they have become teenagers.

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  4. Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings.

    And also the care setting has to make sure that members of public are not put at risk. It also needs to have risks assessment, policies and procedures on how to promote health and safety. Policies and procedures differ at each care setting as they are personally devised for their setting. All workplace must control the risk of fire and conduct fire drills, as well as risk assessments on the likelihood of fire. They must also provide information, instruction and training to employees. This policy helps the staff and patients to act correctly and promptly if a fire should occur.

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  5. Active and Passive Immunity

    Attenuating a vaccine can be done using many things such as; chemicals, heat, radioactivity or antibiotics. When a disease, that a person has not been vaccinated against enters the body the antigens multiplies thousands and thousands of times until the body is infected, whereas when the person has been vaccinated the viruses usually reproduce themselves fewer than 20 times. Due to the fact that the virus or bacteria does not multiply greatly, it does not cause any, or very little, harm.

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  6. Effective verbal communication in a health and social care setting allows the health care workers to perform their roles effectively

    Non-verbal communication is a form of interpersonal interaction and is relevant when working in a health and social care setting, within a few seconds of seeing someone you may be able to tell how they are feeling by their body language. It can tell the health care worker a lot about their client. The way your posture is when you sit or stand can send a message, if the client is sat slouched with their arms crossed it usually means they do not want to be there and they are not interested.

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  7. The physical, intellectual, emotional and social effects on someone with Down's Syndrome

    Someone living with downs syndrome has an average life expectancy of 60 years. Learning to crawl, Walk, speak are all things where a child will take longer to develop if they have Down?s syndrome. These areas that a child will take longer to develop in can be helped by the individual receiving Special help, such as physical therapy and speech therapy, can give kids a boost with their walking and talking skills. Strength, agility, speed, coordination and reaction time form the basis from which more complex skills such as throwing, catching and kicking can be developed.

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  8. Dental Technician Studies. Report about all the information required to progress a single fixed restoration

    The inlay will improve masticatory efficiency. Full gold crown If the patients tooth structure is enable to be saved the full gold crown will be used. A full gold crown is usually fitted in the molar teeth for appearance reasons which might possibly be slightly visible when a patient smiles. It is overall a stronger restoration and maintains good stability of the arch and has a high accuracy around the margins of the tooth for a good fit and seal.

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  9. Revision notes on the Blood & Circulation

    So 1 pump of the heart sends blood straight from the gills to the rest of the body. Double Circulatory System - Humans 1 ? pulmonary circuit ? pumped to lungs through right artery (pulmonary artery) for gas exchanged then travels back to heart where 2 occur. 2 ? systemic circuit ? pumped to the rest of the body through left pulmonary vein. 1st pump gas exchange occurs. 2nd pump gets sent to the body. The human heart Blood without oxygen s right side of the heart.

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  10. Erik Erikson Theory Social and Emotional Development

    If the person manages the stage poorly then they will develop with a sense of failure. In each stage, Erikson believed that people experience a conflict that serves as a turning point in development. In Erikson?s view, these conflicts are centered on either developing a psychological quality or failing to develop that quality. During these times, the potential for personal growth is high and so is the potential for failure. These are all the psychosocial stages: Trust vs. Mistrust The first stage of Erikson?s theory of psychosocial development occurs between birth and one year of age and is the most important stage in life.

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  11. Potential reasons why an individual may enter the looked after system. Unit 10 Assignment 1

    One reason for an individual to enter into the looked after system is the individual has been found to live in unsafe living conditions, this would either be a hygiene, nourishment, security or abuse situation that has left the local authority believing the child?s health or wellbeing is at serious risk and there is no way to mitigate the issue. A second reason for an individual to enter into the looked after system is they have travelled to this country unaccompanied in search of asylum.

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  12. Detecting Signs of Abuse in Vulnerable Adults

    -Physical indications: the person who is getting abused could have signs on their body or their physical health could have changed which could give concern towards them. E.g. an old woman goes into the day centre that she usually attends weekly after missing a couple of weeks and when the care workers go to take her to the toilet she backs off and starts shaking, when they finally get her to go to the toilet they notice that she has blood on her underwear.

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  13. unit 1 communication

    It may also indicate a discomfort about the topic being spoken about. However, a calm and slow voice shows you are friendly and caring. Talking quickly with a firm tone and in a loud voice may indicate anger or rudeness. When health and social care professionals communicate with service users, it is important to know what tone of voice to use. Some people can be easily disturbed by a sharp tone of voice which can cause them to feel intimidated.

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  14. E4- Describe how the policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive strategies

    This means that it allows people with different race to work as normal people as this act does not allow settings to treat anyone differently because of their race. Sex Discrimination Act 1976 & 1986 also promotes fairness and inclusion for everyone by not making it able to discriminate someone based on their gender this can be done when employing someone or in education. According to Tina Bruce, Carolyn Meggitt, CACHE level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education, Page 215 ?These Acts make it illegal to discriminate against someone on the grounds of their gender- when employing someone?.

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  15. Unit 6 : P5 Reflect on own personal and professional development

    I believe that the placement helped me professionally develop as it allowed me to put theory into practice. I believe the placement was good in some aspects and bad in some aspects, but both of these aspects helped me professionally develop. It was a positive experience due to the fact that it allowed me to put theory into practice, which is a opportunity which I haven?t had before. It was also a positive experience as I had professionals in the placement that also helped me develop, as they pointed out areas which I may need to improve in.

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  16. ASD literature review

    The paper lists the essential features as ?the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communications and a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests? (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). The social problems include less eye contact, less attention to social-stimuli and difficulty in learning and using the social skills needed to function in society. The communication problem is due to a significant delay in language development seen in classic cases of autism. This varies on a case by case basis and if speech does develop it is often joined by echoalia, a simple repeating of what's just been said by someone else.

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  17. Unit 19: Applied sociological perspectives for health and social care.

    The number of deaths is affected by mortality rates (which can be affected by epidemics and very cold winters) and the size and age-sex structure of the population. The death rate is expressed as the number of deaths in a year per 1000 of the population. the upper class has lower death rates than any other social class, I think this is due to the upper class having a better hygiene due to not having to be out in the cold weathers working therefore are not as prone to colds and flue?s. They will also have a better diet than those in the lower class as they will have the money to buy food containing protein and minerals to fight diseases and infections.

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  18. Introduction to Working with Children.

    These services make no profit. E2 The NSPCC is a voluntary provision. It was founded in 1884. They aim to stop child cruelty. They provide help lines and support for children and their families. They also and advertise local agencies and support groups to help children and their families. The NSPCC also offers counselling services and prioritised meetings with professionals for children and their families to have support. They offer local projects for children and their families to get involved with, which will also come with support.

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  19. Diseases - major types of disease and their treatment

    sickle-cell anaemia and haemophilia. Physiological Diseases A body organ may malfunction or its cellular structure may change over a period of time. The proper working of the body is affected and this results in physiological diseases. Two such diseases common in the Caribbean are diabetes and hypertension. Treatment and Control Treatment refers to steps taken to deal with a disease in an individual who is ill, for example, taking medication, changing the diet, or changing some pattern of behavior. Control refers to measures taken to prevent disease spreading throughout a population.

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  20. Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of an individual.

    And is where the foetus starts his early development. The second trimester the embryo is developing more; he is gaining weight, developing lungs and vital organs. The third trimester the baby start to develop brain and body systems are fully functioning and baby is ready for birth. During pregnancy a range of factors can affect the development and health of the embryo, which might lead to further problems in the baby when he is born and also in different life stages of his life. If the mother eats a poor diet, that lacks vitamins and nutrients can affect the baby nutrition.

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  21. Planning and provision of healthcare services

    I will look at what the effect of policy and legislation is on the service users on top of how does a service know whether they are following it properly and how does the government know if a policy change or legislation change has had the impact they have expected. I must add statistics and others sort of evidence to back up my point which will help me succeed in getting a better grade. I will put the resources that I used in the reference page and made sure I put it in the correct place.

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  22. Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice.

    It helps you think about what you are doing in the setting and to always be aware of how you work with the children, families, teachers and your class colleagues. Reflecting on your practice can enhance and improve your confidence and self esteem because you can look at what you are doing well, the things you have learnt and achieved and feel good about yourself especially if you have done something with ease that you used to find difficult, if you have done something you never did well in or something that you have never tried before.

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  23. Describe one local health or social care service provider and identify its place in national provision

    They are most likely to be seen by their GP than referred to the medical specialist such as the dermatologist clinic. This also includes important treatment that is needed with the information and request from the GP. Patients may be required see a primary care provider for a referral before they can access secondary care. The tertiary care is a specialised consultative health care; it is usually for inpatients and on referral from a primary or secondary health professional in a facility that has personnel and facilities for advanced medical investigation and treatment e.g.

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  24. My Career Choice - Physical Therapist Assistant

    I even went to his workplace for about half a work day (four hours) to do some job shadowing. He taught me a lot about being a PTA, and what you have to do to become one. I asked him a lot of questions, such as what classes do I have to take to become a PTA? Are the classes hard? Is the job hard? What do you do on a daily basis? How long are the work days? Is there a lot of job availability for PTAs?

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  25. Explain the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in a health and social care context.

    doctor about a problem that she has become concerned about and the doctor fails to listen or pay attention because he/she was checking their emails. One to One: One to one conversations are between two people, which do not necessarily mean that they are face to face. One to one conversations can happen through instant messaging, email and by letter.

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