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Health and social, Unit 2, Task 1

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Individual needs within the health and social care sectors Susan Smith is 29 years old. She has been addicted to alcohol since the age of 17. She has lost everything due to her addiction, her home, her job and her daughter the thing that hurts her the most is that she isn't that bothered, of course she was hurt but in the end that cold litre of cider was her company what else did she need? Susan has tried many things to get her back on track, rehab, meetings, visiting Bella, the lost daughter that doesn't want anything else but for her own mum to hold her in her arms. Nothing has worked! Susan is a very needy person. Susan likes to be centre of attention but, she frightens everyone she meets, she needs help! The everyday needs of Susan... Needs... Example of how met... Air Air is crucial to life. Without air we cannot survive. Food A balanced diet is met through the intake of food that provides sufficient energy to maintain the functions of life. Water Water makes up between 50 and 70% of an adult's total body weight, regular top-ups are needed to balance the loss of water from the body in the form of urine and sweat. If we did not replace the water lost the body would not be able to survive. Dehydration will set in. ...read more.

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Harm- abuse No positive effects. Physical and psychological damage which might be long term and permanent, Action plan for Susan Smith 1. To stop drinking 2. To start exercising 3. To eat a well balanced diet 4. To reduce the stress in her life In order for this to be a realistic plan with a chance of Susan succeeding all targets should not be addressed at once. The time scale for achieving the targets should be practical and reasonable. Week 1 2 3 Diet Complete a food diary Do not eat meals in front of the television. Sit at the dinner table with Bella. Cut down on number of savoury snacks each day. Introduce fish into meals at least twice a week. To stop eating out at the pub. Take-aways are allowed on special occasions. Ensure you are eating 5 portions of fruit or vegetables each day. Bella needs a role model that she is able to look up to and take into account what they eat aswell. Exercise Take walks to the park with Bella this could help you to make your bond stronger. Use the stairs instead of the lift. Investigate in local dance clubs or fitness centers. You will be able to socialize with people around the same age. Get Bella involved in a swimming club so, while she is occupied you can do lengths. Drinking Find out about NHS drinking help Start to socialize with people that do not drink. ...read more.

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The encouragement and support will play a large part in how Susan achieves her goals. Susan's Motivation is her daughter, by having Bella back in her life she will do as much as she can to keep it that way. She knows she is strong enough to stop drinking and to start building a better life not only for her daughter but for herself aswell. Hazards in the workplace are covered by health and safety legislation. Whittington hospital risk assessment... Hazard=task/activity with potential to cause harm Type of injury that could result if harm occurs Type of people and number affected Risk level (low,medium,high) Current control measures required Further control measures required Person responsible for implementation of further measures required and date to implement Date to review assessment (annual review unless task changes) Wheelchairs blocking fire exits Unable to evacuate ward quickly All staff, clients and visitors to the ward H Storage provided away from fire exits Folding wheelchairs for safer storage Health and safety officer: unit manager Meals kept aside on work surface for clients absent from ward Food poisoning Clients H All meals sent should be send back to the kitchen and fresh meals prepared when clients return to ward Fridge needed to store food safely Health and safety officer: unit manager Broken hoists Lifting injuries staff H Maintenance book needed to ensure equipment is regularly checked Staff in charge of shift ...read more.

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This is a good piece of work, detailing very positive ways forward for the client to improve upon her lifestyle and get her life 'back on track'. It focuses on the client's needs and meets the aims of the report. The only weakness is the risk assessment that is put in at the end of the assignment. It is not clearly linked to the client and this should be done prior to submission. ****

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