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    in an essay, fully describe the roles, responsibilities and the career pathways of three different health or social care workers

    Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity 8. Treat patients politely and considerately 9. Respect patients? right to confidentiality 10. Work in partnership with patients 11. Listen to patients and respond to their concerns and preferences 12. Give patients the information they want or need in a way they can understand 13. Respect patients? right to reach decisions with you about their treatment and care 14. Support patients in caring for themselves to improve and maintain their health 15. Be honest and open and act with integrity 16. Act without delay if you have good reason to believe that you or a colleague may be putting patients at risk 17.

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    The impact of one national policy Every Child Matters and one piece of legislation Children Act 2004 on care practice and provision

    recognised and sorted out soon enough leading to the eventual death of two children which were highlighted in the press a lot. After the death of Victoria Climbié they looked at the legislation and at the social worker who was dealing with her at the time in order to diagnose any problems there were to stop it from happening again. Sadly these problems occurred again in the case of Baby Peter; social workers were interviewed in order to get their view on the legislation.

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    Children and the Common Assessment Framework.

    the lead professional support, which helps families and professionals work together better integrating all of the elements of the CAF process ensuring multi-agency working and information sharing, which improves understanding of need and service provision developing a better understanding of children and young people?s needs at the earliest possible stage.' One parent said 'I was glad that if there was a problem that I could go to her... she?s just so easy and she?s willing to give you all the information and help that you need...

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    Assess the influence of a recent national policy initiative promoting anti discrimination practice.

    The Mental Health Act (1983) is a significant statutory framework for anybody working within the mental health. The Mental Health Act of 1983 covers the detention of people deemed a risk to themselves or others. This provides a framework for decision making, by providing a logical format in which balances the law and legal values in order for a mental health worker to reach a decision of action. Mental health patient are the most discriminated in health care setting, this is due to the presentation.

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    Key influences on an individual's learning

    Informal learning is where the individual intentionally gets the information for themselves via such as textbooks, the internet, media, etc. Formal learning is impersonal; it is planned learning that derives from activities within a structured learning setting. This structured learning setting includes the hierarchically structured school system that runs from primary school through to university and specific training for a job. Another influence is sensory learning. There are four sensory learning styles: the first is kinaesthetic learning which is where the individual prefers to work and will work best when able to move and do things.

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    Explain the role of the early years practitioner in supporting childrens moral and spiritual development.

    so that the Children would be aware of other religions around them. Practitioners should read books that include different religions for the children to gain more knowledge about there and other religions. At placement spiritual spirituality is promoted as we have many books about religious celebrations such as; Christmas, Ramadan, Easter and many more. This teaches the children to respect other beliefs as they are aware of other religious festivals. At a early years setting practitioners must persuade children to tell the truth and also telling them what will happen if they where to be lying to one of the practitioners.

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    Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

    Physical abuse signs can be bruises, bite marks, burn marks and changes in behaviour. Sexual abuse signs can be disturbing behaviour like self-harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour, depression, low self esteem and inability to form relationships. Emotional/psychological abuse can be withdrawn, loss of self esteem and self confidence. Financial abuse can be insecurity, loss of trust, fearful and disappearance of possessions. Institutional abuse can be loss of confidence, loss of self esteem, loss of control and a submissive behaviour. Self-neglect abuse and neglect by others can be scruffy appearance, weight loss, dehydration and signs of self harm like cuts and dismissive behaviour.

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    Promoting equality and diversity in healthcare and the role of confidentiality

    Bullying, harassment or victimization is also considered as equality and diversity issues. For example, it would not be equal treatment to provide two different people with information about the services available written in English, if one of those people spoke another language and could not understand English. Staff in care settings must value diversity, and not give favorable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those whom they hold prejudices against and having the change to be able to have the rights. In care settings it is vital that care givers appreciate that each service user is different and that they give the attention needed to make an individual feel valued.

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    P3: Explain in the potential effect of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care service

    But because the family are reluctant to go out they may not be aware of this form of discrimination. Disabilities: The physically disabled grandmother may be discriminated against due to her disability by health care workers. Depending on the ability that the grandmother has she could be discriminated either positively or negatively. She also could be discriminated against because she is venerable and a easy target to pick on by the neighbours which would then put her self esteem down and also is one of the reasons why the family feel they shouldn't socialise with other people in their community.

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    In this unit I will explain six potential hazards in a health and social care setting.

    The worn carpets could possible contain bacteria and children are always playing on the floor so they can easily catch them. But also it can cause hazards to the staff because it would be easy for them to trip over it and fall down on the children's. But also they may be caring something hot in their hands and that may fall on the children's and harm them. Either way children's are at risks. Slippery floor are also another big hazard that can cause harms, for example in a care home a slippery floor can cause a big damage on

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    The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner Working with Children

    The Data Protection Act 1998 protects individual rights and helps prevent information spreading. Respecting diversity of family structures, backgrounds, languages, culture and beliefs are also part of the practitioner's role. If other children discriminate a child it could affect the child in later life. The child could develop serious emotional and social problems. So it's important for practitioners to notice signs of discrimination. Working in part of a good working team enables a happy environment for the children and their parents. With a good relationship with parents children will settle in more quickly and helps the practitioner understand the child's needs.

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    promoting good health - AO1

    The doctor will then provide a medication or recommend other ways to fight the problem. People who fall into this category are people who look for biological reasons for their sickness rather than looking at the other aspects of health. These people confront and handle the illness and ill-health when it is put upon them rather than promoting good health. In conclusion the biomedical model of health is the negative approach to health and health is seen as an absence of disease. The positive approach to health is known as the social model of health..The Social model of health realizes that illness can be caused by factors such as housing lifestyle and education.

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    How Culture Affects Health?

    The patient reclines, and the points on each hand are first sterilized with alcohol, and then thin, disposable needles are inserted to a depth of approximately 3-5 mm until a characteristic "twinge" is felt by the patient. The needles are retained for 15-20 minutes while the patient rests, and then are removed. According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2004), acupuncture may be considered as a complementary therapy for the conditions in the list below: * Anorexia * Arthritis/arthrosis * Constipation, diarrhea * Pelvic pain * Headache (migraine)

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    Explain factors that may influence communication and interpersonal interactions in health and social care environments.

    If not possible after ask the service user if they have understood. Find a room which has a perfect lighting suiting the service user's needs. Not too bright or not to dim, so the service user could communicate properly and feel comfortable. Use an appropriate setting layout, for example a meeting set the layout by getting appropriate chairs all the same level. Disabilities Physical Disability Intellectual Disability To overcome barriers of service users which have a physical disability.

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  15. Past Paper Questions June 2011 - Case studies, care for the elderly and children

    He is also lacking physical safety; because there could be a serious risk of injury as he has got partial hearing is often forgetful. These are some of the precautions that the care workers need to take, because this is exceedingly harmful to the client's safety. 2. Suggest one practical solution to the problem of Jack getting lost. (1 marks) Jack could have received informal care to prevent him from getting lost. This could be his relatives, because they can accompany him to his daily activities.

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  16. In this assignment I will be talking about the factors that can lead to the suspicion of child maltreatment or abuse.

    and hitting .physical abuse can result in bruises like knocked out teeth,black eye,broken bones, internal organ injuries, miscarriage and concussion in some cases even death, some people accept this physical abuse because they feel it is their fault and maybe they have done something wrong, some may make excuses and defend the person. the signs and symptoms of physical abuse are easy to spot out , people may spot finger prints on inner thighs . Neglect - this is the most familiar form of abuse and can have long term affects ,neglect is not being able to afford sufficient food,

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  17. In preparation for managing child Ds behaviour, I am going to ask my supervisor for the behaviour policy.

    I then watched child D throughout lunchtime, and when child D and when child D was nearly finished I said to him, oh child D you are a very good boy, if you finish your food and stay seated like you have been doing, im going to let you play with any toy of your choice". Child D then smiled at me and asked if he could have his buzz lightyear and woody, I smiled at him and said yes child D you can play with anything you like.

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  18. unit 4 CACHE - Health and Safety and Early Years Activities.

    pulse, breathing, level of consciousness and eyes. If child is showing no improvement ring an ambulance and let the parents know. For sickness and diarrhoea one of the most important things is you wear gloves and an apron to prevent any contamination towards you. The next step would be to isolate the child while reassuring him/her as keeping the child around others could cause infection to other children. You should also give the child plenty of water to drink to keep him/her hydrated.

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  19. Continual Professional Development in education.

    Before qualifying as a professional learning from experience is called personal and professional development (PPD), but learning after qualifying is called continuing professional development (CPD). On my placement I have found out that for CPD the teaching and learning support staff take part in Team Teach, which provides training in behaviour management and interventions to professionals working in education, social and health service settings via an extensive network of tutors. It is one of the UK's first accredited training frameworks specifically for those who work with young people who display challenging behaviour, and the largest provider of such training.

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  20. Investigate the functions and dysfunctions of the respiratory system

    Upper one-third of the nasal cavity is lined with olfactory epithelium the lower two-thirds are lined with pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium." (ambulancetechnicianstudy.co.uk/respsystem.html, 27/2/12) The pharynx, which carry's food and air, is also part of the digestive system. At the bottom the pharynx divides into two passage ways; the esophagus for the food which leads to the stomach, and the other for the air. When an individual swallows a small flap of tissue called the epiglottis covers the passage way which is used or air to help prevent food and liquid entering the lungs.

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  21. Explain how to protect older service users from abuse.

    Also physically restraining somebody in an inappropriate manner is also counted as physical abuse. This can include tying them down, this can lead to bruising. "Freedom of movement becomes limited, and over a period of time the use of restraints may result in deconditioning and muscle atrophy" (Falls in the Nursing Home, Ann Intern Med 1994 Sep 15; 121(6):442-51). Likewise an elderly person should not be given medication in a means to restrain them, unless these medications are needed to treat symptoms. Medicating an elderly person in a way that is of benefit staff or careers is physical abuse, for example giving them extra medication to make them sleep longer or to discipline them.

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  22. Multi-Agency working and safeguarding adults in care.

    For Multi-agency working to be successful, good communication from all organisations and a good understanding of what each other do is crucial. Not only this but it also requires a co-ordinating professional, to ensure that the organisations are working to satisfactory levels and that the needs of the individual are being met. Another benefit is that through multi-agency working, it is encouraged for the individual to have involvement in their health care services and allows them to feel more confident in talking about their worries, fears and potential abuse.

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  23. In this essay I shall begin to justify how an ethical approach to providing support can benefit individuals and use examples to evaluate two potential dilemmas which could be faced by staff involved with the delivery of care

    For example, when working with vulnerable service users, all health and social care professionals have a duty of care to protect their own rights. If there is a proposed course of action or proposed treatment which could be harmful to a service user then the professional will have to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages for example, a cancer patient who normally are advised to undergo courses of chemotherapy or radiotherapy however this treatment also has harmful side effects, but the benefits of this type of therapy would outweigh the harm caused by the side effects of the treatment and therefore the treatment would normally be undertaken.

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  24. Development through life stages using the example of Sharon Osbourne

    By the sixth month the baby listens to conversations and touches and explores the body. The seventh month the baby can respond to pain also it can recognise voices. When the baby is born it will recognise family voices. Emotional needs will start at about seven months as the baby will respond to pain and pleasure. The baby can recognise their mothers' voice. Whilst pregnant in the last months you can talk to your baby and it will recognise your voice. The baby can't really have any social needs until it is born and it can interact with parents.

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  25. America's health care system

    The unequal access to health care services is due to lack of health insurance for all the Americans. In order for them to obtain health insurance, they either have to do a co pay with their employers, pay for their own private insurance, pay out of their pockets, or they are covered under a government health care program like TRICARE. And some of them cannot afford to pay which they will then remain uninsured. The most prevalent type of health insurance, covering 62 percent of the non-elderly U.S. population, is employer-provided health insurance coverage (Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust 2004).

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