• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Influences On Self Concepts And Care Needs At Different Life Stages

Extracts from this document...


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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Health and Social Care section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Health and Social Care essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The care needs of people at different stages of life.

    4 star(s)

    care centres * Family support * Young carers Health care providers include: Health care assistants * Dentist * Nurses * Doctors * Midwives * Health visitors PIES & CARE NEEDS AT DIFFERENT LIFE STAGES. Physical Development Intellectual Development Emotional Development Social Development Infancy Newly born babies are totally dependent on their carers to be kept safe, warm, fed and washed.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Positive and Negative Influences on Individuals at Different Life Stages.

    4 star(s)

    Housing and Environment. Environment is the surroundings a person lives in, including housing. Poor housing can effect a young child because it could be over crowded which could lead to poor housing keeping and this could affect a small child's health as they are more prone to viruses because there immune system is not strong as it could be.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Health and social care, OCR Nationals double award promoting health and well being

    4 star(s)

    In addition, we can get breathless through being not physically fit. Some of the advantages of exercise are as follows. 1. Lowers the risk of heart disease. 2. Provides with natural pain relief. 3. Improves confidence. 4. Helps manage your weight.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Individual Needs in Health & Social Care

    3 star(s)

    Others miss breakfast in an effort to lose weight. But, breakfast can easily be incorporated into Miriam?s busy lifestyle (as she makes breakfast for her children) and it can aid in a sensible weight loss regimen. Cutting down on junk food would mean that Miriam could avoid all the bad

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Analysis of One Individual's Health and Wellbeing

    A different type of relationship exists between people, such as students and teachers, bosses and staff or doctors with patients in these relationships, there is a less relaxed way of speaking and behaving then with close friends or family. These relationships are called formal relationships.


    He is gaining weight because of alcohol. If you have a healthy appetite and drink above recommended levels you?re likely to become overweight because of the calories in the alcohol. In this case he would need formal care because he might want to see his GP and his can refer him to a specialist service.

  1. P4: Explain potential differences in care needs of individuals at different life stages

    During adolescence the need for more energy increases because the young person is rapidly growing and they need much more energy. During adolescence girls may need extra sources of iron because they lose this mineral in their blood during their periods.

  2. Safe Guarding, Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse assingments

    to care for them as they are shouting at them causing emotional abuse. The manager may miss the warning signs that an individual is being abused by not taking the complaints seriously. M2-Domestic abuse The human rights act reduces the risk of domestic abuse as this legislation ensures that the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work