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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CACHE Level 2: Unit 5. The 4 aspects of professional practice that I have chosen are: Non-judgemental approaches to practice Time keeping and attendance Short and long term planning Supporting colleagues

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    When helping colleagues this would also mean during the setting and also probably outside the setting as well. D3. When developing the knowledge or skills that will improve aspect of professional practice the practitioner would have to cooperate with each aspect of the professional aspect: 1. When developing the knowledge and skills of Non-judgemental approach in the practice the practitioner would have to always find evidence linking to a crime and the person who committed the crime before pointing fingers at a person.

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    Diversity and Explain the potential effects of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care service.

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    The television shows one watches, and the clothes a person buys affect social class. School, work, religious, and home lives are also linked to the influence of social classes. Schools and the workplace are greatly influenced by social class. The look of employment is changing because workers can no longer expect to work their way up through a company. Many companies look outside of the company for people with the right educational background instead of hiring from within. For people to move up in the social hierarchy, they must obtain higher education. Instead of spending years at a lower level position, people are spending more time in school and moving directly into management.

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    Explain the potential effects if 5 life factors on the development of an individual.

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    you knew you could only ease and not get rid of you would become fed up and depression may be as result of this in both teenagers and adults. Socially: it may stop them from things such as sports or something as simple as going shopping on the weekend. A teenager would be largely affected by this due to them being in education. www.yahoo.answers.com/cysticfibrosis Biological factors: Foetal alcohol syndrome refers to growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

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    In my discussion I am going to describe about statutory provision for a children under 5 years in a nursery class of a state school. Explain how to prepare to work in a placement with children. B1. Explain why first impression you make in the setting are

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    Religious education must also be provided. Subject that teachers can use to check your child's progress and plan their future learning. Child's progress is assessed, tested and reported to their parents. The National Curriculum is a statutory framework used by all government funded schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent. D2 Describe the purpose of One setting that is a different type of provision for each age range A private nursery school for children under 5 years are run by voluntary organizations.

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    Identify factors that could affect the individuals self concept, and explain how these might affect them (P3) and (M3)

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    Your self-concept will grow and change as you grow older. * Appearance - somewhere between 10 and 12 years of age, children start to work out how they fit in with others: do they look good or not, are they popular with others or not? Children will also start to analyse the ways in which they are like or not like others. The physical shape of our body, height, weight, hair, eye and skin colour all have an influence on self-image. If we think we look good, then we have a positive self-image.

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    Barriers of Communication

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    A way to overcome this barrier is by using the individual's preferred spoken language to communicate or get an interpreter to help you. If someone has disabilities, you wouldn't feel comfortable talking to them because if they are blind you wouldn't have eye contact and if they are deaf you wouldn't know how to explain something to them. You should allow sufficient time for the person to make you understand the message they are trying to send to you, repeating the message would also help them, because if they have a misunderstanding, and you repeated the message, it would clear the misunderstanding and would be easier to understand.

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    P5 P6 M3 D2 unit 7

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    She thought this was good because I wasn't patronising towards her. Another would be my use of props/signs- as I showed the service user pictures of how I was going to take her temperature and also acted out the procedure on myself, so she would feel comfortable and she knew it wouldn't hurt or discomfort her. Activity 2 was more complex as I couldn't use the same type of communications- like eye contact and facial expression, which would be useless in this kind of situation as the service user had just had both their eyes operated in and dressed.

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    Unit 1 Section C Health and Social Care

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    When people discriminate unfairly against someone else, we say they are prejudice against that person. Maintaining Confidentiality of information In care work, sustaining information confidential is vital. It is an important right of all clients. It is important for the following reasons: * Trust - If you know your carer will not tell anyone else about your problems, you will be able to confide in them, knowing that they will not pass on things you have said. * Self-esteem - If your care worker successfully keeps your matters confidential, this shows that the care worker respects and values you.

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    Understanding effective communication

    The communication cycle has a code which needs to be translated. The person has to find about what the other person is trying to say and to view their behaviour. Tuckman is an interaction that takes place in a group with several individuals with their own point of view. To be part of the group can build up maturity, relationship which can also change the leadership style. Some individuals are not used to group discussion which they have to go through their process and get used to it.

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    Important skills needed by Early Years Practioners. It is very important to maintain appropriate relationship with other professionals by being polite and listening to what they have to say.

    agency team will come together and find ways to help improve this little boys letter sounds so that he can learn the right way to pronounce the letter `f`. By working with the multi-agency professionals the little boy and his mother will receive the support they need to help him get through this. As a Practitioner you will need to know on how to work with other professionals. You will need to communicate and understand their role to, as well as they responsibilities. By working in paternership with them you will be focussing on the child and they best interest.

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  17. Health plan and individual needs in health and social care for a drug using client.

    Because Nathan smokes cannabis it cause's all his illness to be worse. Nathan is on more then one place on Maslow Hierarchy of Needs. Nathan is on the Physiological need as he has food, water, sex, sleep; He also just comes into the Safety needs on Maslow's chart as he does have property. Nathan also comes under the Love and belonging need as he has family, sexual intimacy and a small amount of friends. P3 Medical Questionnaire This questionnaire is designed to try to ensure you get the best help possible and for us to understand a better knowledge of you illnesses.

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  18. Body systems and how they are monitored by care workers.

    Respiratory system The respiratory system is control by nerve impulses from the respiratory centre in the brain. It controls * The rhythm of breathing * The depth of breathing * The rate of breathing This centre also follows the principle of negative feedback and stimulates a change in respiration when receptors in the blood sense a decrease or increase in the amount of circulation carbon-dioxide. In order to measure our breathing process by which the body gain and get rid of carbon dioxide. Breathing rate is measured by watching the movement of the chest-one breath in (inspiration)

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  19. Discuss the care needs of people at different stages of life.

    Also they we learn how to solve their problem by their own and they will be better understanding. They will make their own decision most of the time, also they will be better thinking then before and speaks openly with their family. Emotionally and socially needs In childhood stage they still dependents on their parent to provide for them a stable, loving home for them and food. Adult need to make sure that they create physical and emotional safe environment.

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  20. HRM 324 Module 1 Case Assignment

    Human resource professionals understand the need to develop, manage, motivate, maintain and retain quality professional staff. This is why the role of the human resource professional is so critical to developing a culture that can enable a healthcare organization to meet its challenges Factors that Affect Recruitment of "In Demand" Employees In health care, pressure to increase salaries and benefits and to improve working conditions comes at a time when reduced revenues make cost containment critical. (Clarke 2000) Also according to Clark (2000), One reason the healthcare industry is behind other employers is that healthcare employers competed only among themselves for nurses and technical staff, and since most healthcare employers offered similar benefits and conditions, competition usually was based on salary.

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  21. Supporting and protecting adults. There are numerous reasons as to why vulnerable adults may be abused or exploited, there are strategies that are used and put in practice to minimise risks of harm and abuse to vulnerable adults especially in care setting

    In order for adults to become resilient and empower their self confidence their self esteem must be raised and in order to allow this a supportive relationship must be provided. P3 All employees have a training session of which to identify signs and symptoms of abuse to vulnerable adults. Early identification would prevent a further abuse from occurring. There are many indications of abuse such as: * Injuries such as bruising, cuts or burns are all unexplained/suspicious injuries. * An injury for which the explanation seems suspicious or incompatible.

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  22. Child Obesity Who is to blame? When I interviewed my Head Teacher, he talked about how he would like to see the council bringing in rules forbidding the surrounding shops to sell food which doesnt comply with the schools healthy eating policy,

    Unlike in the past, people now eat what we call "convenience foods" these mostly have a high fat and salt content contributing to the child obesity problem, and a main reason that these foods are so popular is that nowadays we have the money to spend on these meals and in the past we didn't. Maybe the recent credit crunch will reduce the money we get in our hands dramatically and mean that it will tackle all sorts of problems in the world including child obesity.

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  23. OCR National Level 2 Travel & Tourism AO2 Facilities and meeting needs of customers

    Killerton house also offer a wide range of access for disabled people. These include a volunteer-driven buggy to take disabled drivers from the car park the house and garden. To get into the house there are three steps at the entrance but you can have a ramp at request. They also have a stairclimber to costume displays, and wheelchairs. In the shop they have a wheelchair lift to the upper level and the garden has gravel paths and grass. People travelling with babies 2.

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  24. OCR Level 2 National T&T Unit 4 Promoting travel and tourism AO2

    They take out adverts on heart fm the weeks before half term. They send press releases to the local media e.g. BBC, ITV and the local papers, express and echo, western story news, Exmouth journal, Plymouth herald. They invite journalists and reporters into the park to feature the pumpkin fest. Every week on the TV and i9n the local papers there is a 'what's on section' which will include the pumpkin fest. They use existing Crealy leaflets, theres a section in the leaflet that mentions the dates for the pumpkin fest. they use the existing leaflet as it is cheaper than making a brand new leaflet for the event.

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  25. I have chosen homeless people as a vulnerable group. In this essay I am going to introduce homelessness and the issues concerned with homelessness. I am going to discuss their needs and what organisations are available to homeless people.

    Hidden homeless are people who are staying with friends or relatives and people who stay in institutional care and People who are at risk of becoming homeless are people who have accommodation but are at risk of losing there home due to economic difficulties (MacNeela, P). There is no simple explanation for why a person becomes homeless. There are four different categories which can cause people to become homeless. Structural causes include poverty, unemployment and housing issues. Institutional causes include institutional living for example foster or state care, prison and armed forces. Relationship causes include abusive relationships and family breakdown.

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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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