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    Explain barriers to effective communication within a health and social care environment

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    This can be overcome by making sure the environment is suitable by reducing background noise, making sure the room is lit correctly, having lower reception desks for people who use wheelchairs and minimize distractions. Health issues ? Having a health issue or issues can have an effect on the way we communicate e.g. when caring for someone who is suffering from schizophrenia, having difficulty thinking, suffering from delusions or hallucinations and feeling controlled this will affect the way in which you can communicate to them or the way in which they can communicate to you.

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    Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

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    can be a source of infection so it is important that practitioners follow the procedures the employer has put in place for them to be dealt with appropriately. Personal Protective Clothing: Practitioners us protective clothing such as aprons, gloves, and masks use these for doing daily tasks around the nursery such as preparing meals they would wear blue aprons, white aprons, masks and gloves are for changing nappies, and cleaning up around the nursery. It is important that practitioners wear personal protective clothing because it helps reduce the spread of infection getting on their clothes/hands and spreading it to the next person they come in contact with.

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    (P3)- Explain two medical conditions related to unbalanced diets

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    Rickets are normally from people who emigrate from warm countries; these people have a lack of vitamin D. in order for a person to overcome rickets, it is advised for them to, include calcium into their diet. This is because there are consuming a little calcium into our diet. This is why we have to change our diet and include a calcium supplement, such as calcium carbonate. If not we should eat calcium rich foods. If so it can improve our bones and strengthen them. Symptoms causes the bones to be very painful, soft and also weak.

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    Communication is vital in both healthcare and social care.

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    Group discussion ? Is when participants discuss vocally their thoughts and opinions. Conversation ? Is an informal exchange of ideas, thoughts or opinions by spoken words. Singing ? Making musical sounds using the voice Dictation ? Saying words aloud in order for the hearer to write down. Verbal abuse ? Is a form of attack vocally or abusive behaviour involving the use of language. Non-verbal Communication Non-verbal communication is anything we do to express ideas, feelings or opinions that is not vocal.

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    Describe reasons why individuals may experience additional needs

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    While this does not indicate poor intelligence, this type of disability hinders people from learning fully because of a deficit in one or several ways by which the brain processes information. 1. Genetic conditions 1. illness caused by abnormalities in genes or chromosomes, especially a condition that is present from before birth. Most genetic disorders are quite rare and affect one person in every several thousands or millions. A genetic disorder may or may not be a heritable disorder. Some genetic disorders are passed down from the parents' genes, but others are always or almost always caused by new mutations or changes to the DNA.

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    Research into Coronary Heart Disease

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    Causes of Coronary Heart Disease Coronary artery disease occurs when some of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle become narrowed with fatty deposits. In this condition fatty deposits called plaque, composed of cholesterol and fats, build up on the inner wall of the coronary arteries. When arteries are narrowed, the heart is not fully supplied with the oxygen. If an artery is completely blocked, a heart attack occurs. The tendency to develop heart disease can be genetic.

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    Equality diversity and rights in health and social care

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    and they should be applied to the fullest with no contradictory. National policy initiatives National policy initiatives are Laws put together by society rather than the government. They reduce and sometimes stop marginalisation and promote the rights of individuals, whilst meeting their needs. The promotion of anti-discriminatory practice is done through the national policies by targeting areas where it is needed. For example the Human Rights Act (1998) and the Disability Discrimination Act (2005), both address anti-discriminatory practice in different ways by ensuring that individuals are treated with respect and dignity and all there other rights are received when being supported by health and social care settings. Every Child Matters (2003)

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    Explain the purpose of Advance Care Planning in relation to end of life care

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    This should support planning and provision of care and enable better planning ahead to best meet these needs. This philosophy of ?hoping for the best but preparing for the worst? enables a more proactive approach, and ensures that it is more likely that the right thing happens at the right time. It allows for a detailed recording system that ensures that all parties that are involved in supporting the individual are aware of what they can do to comfort and understand the requests of the individual.

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    Demonstrate understanding of how to interact and communicate with adults in a childcare setting.

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    Thinking about a suitable subject to talk about didn't bother me as I could be myself amongst them. As the days went by I noticed that most members of staff were just a few years older than me and that I had no need to talk to them formally as they would speak to me informally like I was just another friend. However when talking to owner/manager and the deputy manager my whole manner would change as they are on the top of the hierarchy so it come as an instinct that I would have to speak to them formally and make sure I would choose certain topics to talk about which were suitable.

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    Factors That Affect Individual Needs

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    Another benefit would be that they can afford medical attention that others less fortunate have to wait for many years for e.g. hip replacements. They are also able to access to dentist were they are able to get cosmetic dentistry which can help teeth maintain in good condition for a longer period of time e.g. having a root canal at an average price of �200 is to expensive for many working/middle class people and they may just have their teeth removed instead.

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    I am going to develop an action plan for Sarah Macintosh. She is 22 and single. Sarah is slightly overweight

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    but hasn't followed through and has given up or failed. To lead a happier and healthier life Sarah needs to start off by quitting smoking she should do this by first reducing the amount of cigarettes she uses daily and continue on the nicorette tablet. I would suggest having 2 less every day and with the help of the tablet you should be able to stop all together. This would be easier for her because she won't have to stop all together and will have time to adjust. She seems to know how important it is to stop and so will be motivated by the amount of money she saves and by how much healthier she could possibly be.

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    Communication and Individual Rights within Health & Social Care

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    An example of it is a doctor is telling a patient they need to lose weight and the patient is sat there with their arms folded and nodding their head agreeing. Active listening Active listening is a structured way of listening and responding to others. There are many benefits of using active listening such as, it gets people to open up, it avoids misunderstandings and resolves conflicts. A way of using active listening is to paraphrase what the speaker says; this basically means to re-word what they have just said.

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    Give a description of the different types of communication used in care settings.

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    communications when done face to face usually involve the use of words and sentences (otherwise known as verbal communication) collectively, with a range of facial expressions and body languages (non- verbal communication) which has to exude the right massage to give the right impression. Oral communication may be central to such daily task as: Asking for information, Explaining issues, policies and procedure, clarifying issues, problem solving, exchanging ideas/ learning new ideas, Welcoming people, building a sense of trust, calming people who are experiencing strong emotion...etc. Positive effects of using oral communication: * The level of understanding and clearness in oral communication is high as it is interpersonal.

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    Positive and Negative Influences on Individuals at Different Life Stages.

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    This means that a child can pick up on the bad habits from their parents, maybe swearing or aggression towards other people. This is the negative part of primary socialisation. The positive effects of secondary socialisation are, child at this sort of age, start learning the appropriate way of approaching other adults or children their age, they learn more about manners and other ways to show respect than what they learned when they were at home. Also a child at this age becomes more articulate and understand the difference between right and wrong also when it is time to listen and learn and the time to play.

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    The care needs of people at different stages of life.

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    A teenager begins to become more self- conscious, so they require social acceptance, as well as encouragement from their peers. Carers working with adolescents must accept and appreciate their growing independence. Adulthood Adults who are in care services may need help with their physical needs, but they should be encouraged to live a life which is as independent as it can get. They must feel that they belong to the society, and social activities become important to them, especially with the stress of looking after the family.

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    Body Tissues - In the human body we have four main tissues, these being Epithelial, Muscle, Connective and Nervous. Tissues are groups of similar cells carrying out specific functions.

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    Squamous - the word squamous means scaly to signify the 'flatness'.These cells are extremely flat with an oval nucleus forming alump in the centre. Theyre also positioned close together in random patterns, simple squamous epithelium is found on the walls of the lung aveoli and the blood capileries. Compound being, * To protect deeper structures, this can be found in the vagina, mouth, tongue and the oesophagus this is lined by stratified epithelia (simple) which then consist of layers being squamous, cuboidal or columnar cells which eventually become flattened due to pressure from below as the rech the surface.

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    Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice

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    The children act also helps those who do not know the correct position of the child i.e. if parents divorce and they don't know who has rights of the child/children. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by putting down un-arguable laws so that children are always in a safe position i.e. If parents' divorce unless the mother is incapable the mother gets automatic rights to the child where as the father would have to take it to court in order to get approval Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 This act ensures that specifically public authorities such as the police are not treating different races the same It promotes anti discriminatory practice by making sure that everyone is treated equally no matter what the race or ethnicity someone is.

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    Developing Effective Communications in Health and Social Care

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    Argyle argued that, communication involved much the same 'cycle' as driving a car required. The stages involved in this cycle are: 1. Ideas occur 2. Message coded 3. Message sent 4. Message received 5. Message decoded 6. Idea understood To enable the cycle to work successfully, two or more parties must be present. Communicating involves expression of thought and interpretation of the other parties understanding.

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    Health and social, Unit 2, Task 1

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    Dehydration will set in. Shelter Shelter gives us basic protection from elements and danger, shelter provides us with privacy. Safety Safety is defined as the state of being safe. An individual must remain safe and protected from all types of undesirable behaviour. The table below describes the everyday needs of Susan and an individual in society. The table shows how the two lives' compare... Physical needs Social needs Intellectual Needs Emotional needs Individual in society Food, water, shelter, warmth and safety. To belong, acceptance, family, friends, group membership and relationships.

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    How has health changed over the years?

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    Tax revenue pays for most of the costs and the rest comes from national insurance, paid by employees and employers. Prices for items such as prescriptions and glasses have risen, but not everyone has to pay for them. Groups of people such as children, pregnant women, the unemployed, those over 60 and those disabled have access to free prescriptions. Another act, the NHS and community care Act in 1990, tried to make health care better and less expensive by encouraging competition.

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    Unit 1 P4 and Unit 4 P1

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    On the other hand as you get older you start to lose your memory making it hard for you to remember information that years ago would have been easy to remember. Your reactions aren't as quick which could be a risk if you are in a situation where you have to react quickly. * Looks: as you grow older your looks change, we all start off as babies and as the years go by we change, we grow taller, we start to look older, a child who is 10 years old is going to look different to a middle-ages woman because they don't have wrinkles, there face hasn't had time to mature and they haven't fully grown yet.

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

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    people of different ages have been chosen). Please refer to the survey. Appendix 1 By looking at what different people say about health, it is clear that each one look at it differently. Therefore, there are many ways to define health. When we look at health, all physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects should be considered because they all affect our health equally. Health can be defined in many ways, positively, negatively and holistically. It depends on how the individuals look at their health and how concerned they are about it.

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    Unit 2 - Section B - Factors that positively affect health and well-being

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    Physical It affects her physically by keeping her moving around and not sat about all day, this keeps her mind off eating junk food, this way she is burning calories and avoiding pointless intake of calories. It also provides her with financial security; her income is suitable which allows her to afford luxuries alongside her essentials. Intellectual It affects her intellectually by keeping her mind stimulated because she has to concentrate all the time and she is constantly developing new skills and expanding her knowledge because she is dealing with different patients with different problems everyday.

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    Physical and Psychological changes due to ageing process

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    Emphysema Smoking in an example that can cause shortness of breath and result in respiratory or heart failure by causes the lungs to produce chemical that damage the walls of the alveoli. This disease is call Emphysema. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Is when a person does not get enough oxygen to breath and has to increase their rate of breathing in order to cope and it makes the person look bloated or appear bullish. Nervous System Nerve cells communicate with muscle to function properly.

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    Looking at how Social Learning theory and Humanistic approaches are different and also their similarities when it comes to health and social care.

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    Bandura believed that majority of our activities especially in our younger years where copied from others behaviours. Within the humanistic theory Maslow believes that we look not just at the small picture but also the larger one. For example in the same scenario above within a Primary School one child with challenging behaviours the other child being praised Maslow would believe that the reason for the child?s behaviour for changing would be for the belonging part of his Hierarchy. Although in both circumstances child change their actions in comparisons the reason behind the child changing the behaviour is different.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss the various health education and/or health promotion strategies for a current health issue in the UK today

    "In a brief conclusion, eating disorders is very dangerous and is serious problem. More and more young adolescences are getting ill because of desirer to be thin and follow "thinspiration". Even there are a lot of reasons why people get eating disorders, media and fashion world should think more carefully towards young people and advertise the healthier image of body. The government, indeed, is aware of how big this problem is in United Kingdom, but putting more effort towards an acceptance of people of all shapes and sizes is society, would help to decreases a number of teenagers from suffering from eating disorders. Referencing and"

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