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Individual Needs in Health & Social Care

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´╗┐Unit 3: Individual Needs in Health & Social Care Instruction: What is this unit about? The aim of this unit is to the aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills related to meeting individual needs. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of individuals is fundamental to delivering effective health and social care. Assessment of the needs of individuals is necessary before a plan can be developed to meet their needs. In this unit learners will explore different needs in relation to MASLOWS hierarchy of needs and consider how needs may vary at different life stages. The unit requires learners to gather relevant information from an individual to enable identification of the general needs of an individual and to use the information from this assessment to develop a plan to improve the individual?s general health and wellbeing. Scenario: you are a trainee health and social care support worker. You have been asked your supervisor to prepare a presentation detailing an action plan created by you for an individual that will help them to improve their overall health and well being. Learning outcomes: On completion of this unit a learner should: 1. Know everyday needs of individuals. 2. Understand factors that influence the health and needs of individuals. 3. Be able to plan to meet the health and wellbeing needs of an individual. Section 1: p1 outline the everyday needs of individuals All human beings have needs. Some of these needs are universal but others vary according to life stag. According to Abraham Maslow, all individuals have five main hierarchy needs which are required for development and survival. This is shown in his hierarchy of needs. All humans being have physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs (pies) that very across P.I.E.S.S Physical needs: Physical aspects are all the needs we have to keep our bodies working as well as they can. ...read more.


This report identifies what affects the experiences of the minority of disadvantaged young people who do enter higher education. Social class: this is the identification of social groupings based on power, wealth and influence. It may influence where you live, the education you receive and how you view yourself and those around you. Culture: this is when a group of people have shared beliefs, values and customs. Our cultural influences the way we think. The food we eat, the people we mix with and even how we sped our leisure time. Living condition: if you don?t have a warm, dry house with space for everyone, adequate ventilation and access to clean water, this clearly can have an effect on your health and well-being. Case study: Rick and Anil 1. Anil: anil is 8 years old and he born into a family where his parents had good jobs and enough money for lots of toys, books and computers. Anil learned to play on the computer when he was only 3 years old. This has helped him to learn. Anil always has someone to talk at home because he lives with his sister and grandparents. The family is happy and Anil can go out in his bicycle and play with his friends in the local park. Members of Anil`s family are not afraid of crime in their neighbourhood. Anil is doing very well at school; he has many friends and enjoys school. Anil does not miss school very often. 1. Rick: Rick is 8 years old and was born into a family where both his parents had difficulty in finding work. Because Rick?s parents could not get jobs, there was not much money for toys, books or computers or computer. Rick lives in a crowded block of flats on a housing estate. Rick mother does not let him out to play because she is afraid of the crime and drug-taking that takes place on the estate. ...read more.


She could get counselling or professional help. The primary benefit of counselling is that it gives Miriam a safe and secure place to talk to someone about her problems and worries. Counsellors are trained to be able to listen to her and understand anything, no matter how strange or unusual it may seem at first. The next benefit of counselling is that it places a high value on the worth of the individual. When Miriam first enters a counselling session, she is praised for having the courage to seek help which will make her more relaxed and confident about talking to the counsellor about her issues and worries. When Miriam starts talking to her friends and family about her issues and worries it will help her mentally as well as intellectually, and also will bring to a bond between her and her friends/ family. 1. targets to improve her social/spiritual health 1. She needs to go out more. 2. She needs to meet new people. When Miriam meets new people it will allow her to learn about different people interests and hobbies. It allows her to introduce her self whilst she feels eased and welcome. It can also help Miriam with the way she views other people and discover that she has more in common with them than she thinks. Effective peer- to ?peer communication can go a long way toward helping to establish mutually respectful relationships that can not only improve employee satisfaction, but that can boost productivity as well. Miriam is responsible for the success of her own communications. By committing to building strong, respectful communications with peers in the work place or at home Miriam is one step closer to making it happen. If Miriam remains committed to the action plan, I am sure that she will be able to achieve most if not all of the targets set. Conclusion -this unit has enabled me to: -learn about the everyday needs of individuals. -understand factors that influence the health and needs of individuals. -be able to create an action plan to meet the health and wellbeing needs of an individual. ...read more.

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This is a rather confusing essay that does not always stick to the point. It contains a lot of unnecessary information that could have been condensed. The writer has not listed all the factors that affect health and really needs to try and conduct more research into this.

It could be enhanced by building up explanations. Often there are good descriptions but they fail to actually explain the point.


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