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Care Needs If someone is really confident, it is because they give themselves a self-image, the also believe in themselves. Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. To be confident you need to value and love yourself, in other words they will need a sense of self-esteem. A famous quote that was mad to build up others self-esteem was by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992 (commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela, 1994 inauguration speech) it was called, what is our deepest fear? : "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ...read more.


So service user needs are documented and this results in a written service user plan which explains many of the most important needs which explains many of the most important needs which care aims to provide for. Many people have complex needs that result in a need for multidisciplinary care which is care that is provided by a range of different agencies and professional carers (Examples are social work, social care, nursing, psychiatry, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medicine). For example, an older person in the community might be unable to do housework or their own shopping, may need medical attention and assistance for a leg ulcer and might also have social needs because they are feeling rather lonely. This individual may receive work-related therapy to help with day by day living activities, home care to assist with shopping, nursing care to assist with dressing the ulcer and voluntary support to provide conversation to meet social needs. Care needs at different life stages Infancy Physical and intellectual needs Newly born babies are dependent on parents or carers to keep them safe, make sure they are fed, bathed and warm. Infants also depend on parents and carers to make available to speak to and give them encouragement in order to persuade intellectual development. Intellectual stimulation will place the basis for the development of a child's self-image. ...read more.


They will normally want to see friends and relatives, because the need to belong and fit in is very vital. People from time to time need to make sense of their lives and they may benefit from psychotherapy to allow them to manage. The wants to feel that life has had a value may represent a self-esteem need for many people. Care needs and life stages - an overview Life stage Physical and intellectual needs Social and emotional needs The Value of meeting needs for self concept Infancy Safety, food, warmth, physical comfort, intellectual stimulation A first loving relationship - bonding Good physical health and a loving relationship provide a foundation for a positive self-concept Childhood A safe base from which to explore; good educational opportunities Socialisation into the norms and belief of the child's culture Childhood experiences and socialisation influence the development of self-esteem Adolescence Independent self-care; Educational opportunities Secondary socialisation with friendship groups; the development of a self-concept Interaction with other people will influence self-concept Adulthood Support to lead an independent life Social interaction - the need to 'belong' with other people and be valued by them The need to maintain a positive self-image and positive self-esteem Later life Support to maintain independence Social interaction - as above The need to maintain self-image and self-esteem ?? ?? ?? ?? BTEC First Health and Social Care Unit 6 Human Lifespan Development (P4, M2 & D2) Page 1 By Catia Sofia Handem Serrado ...read more.

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