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Care Provision - highlighting gaps and provisions research

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Highlighting gaps- Research into highlighting gaps has found that service in health and social care is extensive and that in more deprived areas health is still extremely poor and many different groups of people such as the homeless and the elderly do not use or have access to all services that are available. There are many different reasons why certain groups of people do not have access to some services these vary from social and economic changes, to being homeless. The homeless people are the most vulnerable and the most in need of support however these people are the ones who find it particularly difficult to access the support and services they require. Health care is an area in which they can struggle as they are unable to register with a GP preventing them from obtaining regular health care check-ups, leaving them to feel that presenting themselves at an acute setting such as A&E is their only option. ...read more.


At this point in the aid reflection process they need to review the impact the research will have on those who have participated, they also need to consider how the research benefits others and why it is an important study. They also have to consider if they applied all ethical considerations throughout the process. Improving practice- during research people may discover issues that need to be fixed or discover how to improve them. Improving practice is about trying to stop further tragedy?s happening such as the baby P case. An example of improving practice in health and social care is if a hospital exposed institutional abuse, here they would research into what had happened and how they could prevent it. improving practise would expose key details to how they could prevent anything like this from happening again such as policy?s that were not being followed, the practise of the hospital and the staffing level concerns. ...read more.


Allow progress to be monitored- Allow progress to be monitored is looking back at previous years to see what improvements have been made from then till now, how effective those improvements have been and then look to build upon them. Progress can be monitored via surveys and interviews (this is your primary data) or through looking at articles and results which others have found and published (this is your secondary data). Keeping up to date records, registers and data is also a vital way to monitor progress. Monitoring progress is key when ensuring a hospital is running efficiently, monitoring is used to see how long patients remain in hospital once they are medically fit for discharge and the reason for any delays. This kind of monitoring helps to highlight the inefficiency of certain areas within the hospital such as a delay caused because a patient was waiting for a social work assessment or therapy equipment to be supplied. The results from this monitoring can then be used to improve the service and ensure that all patients are discharged in a safe and timely manner. ...read more.

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