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HC01 - Revision of ALL sections

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Life Quality Factors Psychological Social contact - having opportunities to be with other people Confidentiality - preventing personal information from being made public unnecessarily Occupation - having something interesting or worthwhile to do Psychological security - the absence of fear or distressing anxiety Approval - showing positive regard Dignity - providing people with respect and the absence of demeaning treatment that could reduce self-esteem Equitable treatment - Not the same treatment as others but fair Effective Communication - enables people to access information they need and influence those around them Social Support - opportunities to be with familiar and trusted people who act in the person's own interest Choice - having opportunities to make decisions about your situation Autonomy - having effective control over your actions and being free form coercion Privacy - undisturbed or unobserved in situations that may prove embarrassing Stimulation - having activities to do that increase the persons arousal to a comfortable level Physical Exercise - Feel better and long-term health benefits Nutrition - balanced diet to remain healthy especially if they have a condition Physical comfort - absence of excessive cold, heat or unpleasant stimulation Physical safety and hygiene - the absence of serious risk to injury and the absence of serious risk of infection Freedom from pain - frequent or serious pain can reduce the quality of life Conflicting Factors A situation that provides one LQF reduces another. ...read more.


way that the client judges carer to be reliable Gaining Compliance - getting the client to do what is required Distraction - focusing clients attention away from something negative Reducing negative feelings and behaviours - Clients who feel negative feelings or act in negative ways can be reduced by responding to the client Disengagement - temporarily withdrawing from contact with a client Services and how they're accessed GP * GP's work in GP practices and health centres * Locals have to book before visiting & in emergencies clients can be seen at home * Each practice keeps records of patients and allocated a GP * A visit is called a consultation and they diagnose any illness and sometimes delay after further tests have been carried out * May receive prescription and then take it to a pharmacist who gives medication * Might not receive treatment and self-help is more effective e.g. painkillers * If uncertain or serious diagnosis is made a referral to a specialist occurs * Access is gained through self-referral at their registered GP A&E 24/7 for people involved in accidents or seriously ill suddenly 1. Taken by ambulance after 999 or self referral 2. Assessed by triage nurse for seriousness of condition 3. Priority list based on severity 4. Waiting up to 4 hours (Friday & Saturday night) ...read more.


social worker Residential * Long-term stay for those unable to live in own homes regardless of extra help * Often own bedroom and bathroom * Meals + cleaning + social rooms * Personal care + outside services e.g. chiropractor, GP, hairdresser etc. * HCA's and nurses all qualified * Provide medication needed * Room enabled with call alarm and can decorate * Some non-profit, Local funded, private profit * Nursing homes more general health problems so higher proportion of carers and higher cost * Fee paying by directly contacting home * LA funded by needs assessment by social worker Statementing 1. Referral to SENCO or educational psychologist by school / parent 2. Needs assessment 3. Statement provided allows access to special schools and mainstream support Special Schools * Child focused e.g. how to care for themselves over education * Small children = less opportunities e.g. A level options * High staff: child ratio * Specially equipped e.g. sensory room, wheelchair access * Very few so often residential Mainstream * Extra support within lessons e.g. classroom assistant, sitting at front of class * Access by recommendation of SENCO or following statementing Barriers to Access Inadequate resources * Lack of funding, staff and equipment can result in long delays * Overcome by increasing tax either locally or government. Council tax local and taxing by government on alcohol, petrol etc. * However increased funding doesn't always work. Allows more people to be hired, but may not be enough staff to hire. ...read more.

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