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Unit 25: Coping with change in health and social care

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´╗┐Unit 25: Coping with change in health and social care context Student name: Fatima Al_asadi Teacher name: Ms John Aim and purpose: This unit aims to enable learners to explore the nature of self ?concept and the way can change impact on this. Learners will also be able to explore the role of health and social care professionals in providing appropriate support. Scenario: You are a trainee social worker undertaking a part time course at a local university. You have been asked to write an essay about how change and transition affects the self-concept. You are also required to make recommendations about how health and social care workers. Professional can offer support to those experiencing transition and change. Learning outcomes: 1. Understand the nature of self-concept and its links with self-esteem. 2. Understand the potential impact on self-concept of major life changes. 3. Understand the role of the health and social care professional in supporting transition and change. P1: discuss factors which may affect the development of self esteem Self-esteem refers to your opinion of self. High self-esteem means you hold yourself in high regard, whereas low self-esteem means you do not have a good opinion about yourself and can be the cause of depression and a host of other problems. Therefore, self-esteem refers to how much you value yourself and how important you think you are. It?s a measure of how you see how important you think you are. It?s a measure of how you see yourself and how you feel about your life and your achievements. Self-esteem is not about bragging about yourself, it?s actually knowing within, that you are worthy of the best. It is about loving and accepting yourself just the way you are ? not about thinking you are perfect (nobody is). Why is self-esteem important? Every individual needs to have self-esteem, quite simply because it affects every aspect of one?s life. ...read more.

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If a person has lived to great age or has a terminal illness, we may anticipate and prepare ourselves for their death. In other cases, however, a person?s death may be sudden or unexpected. In either case, a grieving process takes place and people experience a range of emotions. There may be disbelief that the person had died; there may be sadness; anger or guilt depending on the circumstances may be very difficult to deal with. Bereavement can be especially traumatic when a person dies suddenly or dramatically because of accident, serious injury or suicide, for example. It is hard to change but adjustments have to take place as we learn to cope without that significant person in our life. Some changes are inevitable, some are not. Some will contribute positive outcomes in our lives, some will be negative. We all need to learn to cope and adjust our selves in different situations. If we can?t be prepared enough maybe we should learn how we can control things to be able to have a positive impact in our development. P3: explain the role of one health and social care professional in supporting individuals who are experiencing transition and change 1. Social worker: The skills needed: Social workers should be emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to people and their problems. They must be able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain good working relationships with clients and co-workers. Volunteer or paid jobs as a social work aide can help people test their interest in this field. Advocate for individual clients or the community on identified problems. 1. Serve as a broker by connecting individual with resources. 2. Create and maintain professional helping relationships. 3. Improve problem-solving, coping, and development capacities of all people. 4. Be able to engage and communicate with diverse population and groups of all Sizes. 5. Have a knowledge and understanding of human relationships. 6. Provide services to not only support change in the individual but also in his/her environment as well. ...read more.

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Volunteers Hospice volunteers play an important role in planning and giving hospice care in the United States. Volunteers may be health professionals or lay people who provide services that range from hands-on care to working in the hospice office or fundraising. Staff support Hospice care staff members are kind and caring. They communicate well, are good listeners, and are interested in working with families who are coping with a life-threatening illness. They are usually specially trained in the unique issues surrounding death and dying. Yet, because the work can be emotionally draining, it is very important that support is available to help the staff with their own grief and stress. Ongoing education about the dying process is also an important part of staff support. Coordination of care The interdisciplinary team coordinates and supervises all care 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This team is responsible for making sure that all involved services share information. This may include the inpatient facility, the home care agency, the doctor, and other community professionals, such as pharmacists, clergy, and funeral directors. You and your caregivers are encouraged to contact your hospice team if you are having a problem, any time of the day or night. There is always someone on call to help you with whatever may arise. Hospice care assures you and your family that you are not alone and help can be reached at any time. Finding a hospice care: Hospice and palliative care services support people who have a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family, carers and close friends. There are a number of other local and national organisations that can offer practical, emotional and financial information and support for people affected by life-limiting and terminal illnesses Conclusion: from the unit is have learned the nature of self-concept and its links with self-esteem and I learned how a self-concept affect individuals and I learned the potential impact on self-concept of major life changes. From M2 and D1 I have learned the role how the roles of the health and social care professional support individuals with transition and change. ...read more.

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