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Health & Social Care: Service users

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Unit 3: 1st Assignment Background of the Service User Mr Jones is 56 years old. He is a care worker and works in a care home for the elderly and the disabled. He started smoking at the young age of 16 and hasn't stopped since then. He used to smoke about 20-25 a day and sometimes it could go up to 30 on a really stressful day. He is epileptic and also suffers from hypertension but these illnesses are under control by means of medication. He has a family history of diabetes and coronary heart disease but fortunately personally he does not suffer from any of them. He also doesn't drink alcohol. Mr Jones is a father to 5 children and has never seen the need to stop smoking even when his wife was pregnant or when their baby were very young. In spite of his involvement in health care has never considered stopping or reducing his smoking habit until he was very ill in hospital. ...read more.


That would help them recover from previous diseases or prevent the appearance of diseases. Effects of ill-health on the service user and their relatives Having a disease or not being in good health does not only affect the service user but also their family and friends. In Mr Jones' case: * His smoking habit has caused his son to smoke from a young age as well. His son sees it as being normal as he has always seen his father smoking. * It can cause illness such as bronchitis to people exposed to smoking. It has been proven that passive smoking causes lung cancer, breast cancer in women, heart related diseases and asthma. * It has been found by studies that if a heavy smoker doesn't get a cigarette when he or she needs it, they might become aggressive and it can also cause mood swings. * It causes serious illnesses to the individual who smokes himself and that can have emotional effects on family and friends. ...read more.


How could this initiative affect the service provider? These government initiatives will have a positive effect on the service provider by reducing the numbers of patient that are affected by smoking related diseases. The NHS will not have to spend a lot of money on these and instead can spend more money to help people who need it more. Other Initiatives that the government could use The government has already put in motion another campaign to stop smoking and I think that it will help a lot to those who don't smoke. In 2004, a Public Health report proposed a smoking ban in almost all public places in England. The Health Act 2006 is an act of parliament that brings in a smoking ban for enclosed public spaces in England. It started with a ban on smoking in NHS and government buildings and the government hope that by 2007 it would extend to pubs, bars and restaurants. ...read more.

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