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Influences On Self Concepts And Care Needs At Different Life Stages

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Influences On Self Concepts And Care Needs At Different Life Stages. By Bernadette Magdziarek. Case Study Miss Linda Green. Mrs Linda Green was born in 1962. Her upbringing was different from her friends as she never really spent any time with her family like other people did. Her family never had much money just enough for basic living, food and bills. Her family never went on holidays or further than the shops. Her mother and father lived on a farm and spent most of their time outside with animals. She never socialised with people from school, and this made her shy to people she met. She started to suffer with health problems which doctors put down to her growing so fast, so through her teenage years at school she found it difficult to interact in sports and other physical activities. Her teenage years were spent at her grandmother's home as she lost her parents before she was thirteen. Linda Green was bullied by the time she reached high school as her body develop slower than others. She sat inside her bedroom reading books until she met her teenage lover, whom she married. ...read more.


As she was raised in a family with no money this made it harder for her to get a higher education. This usually continues through the generations of the family. Asbridge et al 2008. Education is important when growing up in life, as you grow in life you need to earn a living to afford to live, pay bills, feed you and your family and support your family. As she grew up she never had a good education as her family could not afford it, which then affects her life as she gets older as she will not be able to get a good job without a higher education. Asbridge et al 2008. Poor physical health and can affect your life and your mental state of mind. As Mrs Linda Green grew up she was not as active as others, causing long terms illnesses and disabilities. When she was a young child, her parents never paid her much attention this has had a big affect on her health, her parents never encouraged physical activities to her and when they did speak to her it was to tell her that she was putting on weight. ...read more.


Intellectually her abilities will slow down dramatically. She will lose the ability to control her emotions and may forget things that could be important. If she carries on living the way she is, she will have nobody to socialise with. Emotionally she is depressed and this depression will only get worse the older she gets. She will start to lose all of her self-esteem and self-confidence, or even become helpless or vulnerable to abuse. Recognition of diversity Each person should have their needs taken into account at all times and they should always be treated as an individual. Their ethnic, religious and social groups need to be valued just as much as they are as a person. By doing understanding a service user's needs makes them have confidence in the care worker, it also builds their self-esteem. Active support Service users are very vulnerable, and it is very important they get the support they need from care workers. It helps if the care worker knows briefly about the service user's background and beliefs. Care workers will not only offer emotional support but will help by liaising with others to acquire appropriate support. The sheltered housing network (Accessed 02/05/2009). Promotion of independence ...read more.

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