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p1: explain the purpose and role of research for the health and social care sector

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  • Essay length: 1095 words
  • Submitted: 11/05/2009
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Michelle Turrell
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P1: Explain the purpose and role of research for the health and social care sectors.

Research is an intellectual investigation to get a greater knowledge or understanding of events, behaviours and theories. Research is very active and systematic process of inquiry aimed at revising, discovering and interpreting facts and also for law establishment and theories.

Many organisations have research as an essential tool, though it is exceptional in the health and social care industry. Research in health and social care is for:

* Demographic. Prior to planning the delivery of services. Establishing population patterns and statistics.

* Epidemiology. Exploring patterns of disease.

* Quality assurance. Feedback from service user about service.

* Hypothesis. Exploring theories.

* Knowledge. To extend understanding of theories

* Reviewing and monitoring changes in practice.

When health and social care practitioners are planning a new service they need to do research which focuses on the demographic data such as: population size, age, gender etc. This is so the practitioners can predict and plan for the future.

Epidemiology investigates the cause, prevalence and spread of disease. Therefore the feedback from this research is

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This report is very good. It is to the point and covers all the areas needed to meet the aims of the report. It is detailed but not too detailed that it becomes repetitive. A very interesting read. *****

Marked by teacher Michelle Turrell 01/03/2013

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