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Positve and negative effects of life events

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Page 1 Controlled Coursework Health and Social Care Selin Kavlak 11B Objective: Explain how at least two of the life events in the case study could potentially effect the development and care needs of the following; Joe, Cathy, Jane, Sarah and Michael. Every individual experiences different events throughout their life that either has a positive or negative effect on their physical, intellectual, social and emotional well being. The following piece of work will be based on a life event case study, showcasing the different events that happen to individual and how this affects them and their needs. Joe Out of Joe's life, the most influencing life event that occurred to him was his wife's death at first. Losing a loved one may cause great emotional problems, although it was slightly expected due to old age, a death of a close and loved one effects this person negatively rather than positively. Joe would now have to adjust to a new life without the existence of his partner, coming to terms with living alone; dealing with children alone; facing an empty bed; brief anger towards 'God' and partner on why she left him to cope alone; guilt for not being able to fulfill things he wished to do with her; and managing finances independently. ...read more.

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life, she may also decide to take counseling to discuss whether she wants a divorce, to overcome the stressful situation in long term. Her physical health care needs may consist of having to avoid stress, plenty of rest and sleep. Jane Jane experiences an expected life event; she leaves her parents and home, due to start University quite far away. This causes her to become homesick and miss her family and home, however positively she will have gained freedom to do new things without the observance of her parents, giving her the chance to increase her independence and handle situations alone, the excitement of meeting new people and new opportunities. However, negatively she may have to adapt to a new life, the fear of not knowing anyone may cause social withdrawal, financial worries, learning to live alone and create new daily living routines, meeting the wrong group of people causing her to engage in negative behaviors as such. Page 3 Controlled Coursework Health and Social Care Selin Kavlak 11B Her unexpected event is that is pregnant after a binge drinking session. This unexpected experience may affect her negative emotionally, causing stress about whether to keep the baby - if she is how will she cope with university, fear, resentment, frustration, then intellectually she would be confused - wondering how to cope with motherhood or whether to make an adoption plan. ...read more.

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Michaels needs might consist of physically; food and drink to maintain energy when he starts school. His shock and stress would have made him tired, or the school activities could have worn him out. Emotionally, he would need the feeling of safety provided for him, he was used to a safe environment with his family the sudden change for him should be made adaptable for him. Intellectually, he would need motivation - school gives a lot of new things to learn, he would need the push and belief of knowing he could cope. Michael also would need to be welcomed by other peers, to get on with others and be involved in group activities. As for moving houses, especially in a different country, the parents play a major role in helping Michael adapt to the idea and area. The parents will have to support Michael emotionally. He needs to be explained and assured of things such as his toys are being put in boxes so they can be taken to the new home, otherwise Michael may worry about his toys, a form of comfort being taken away. The parents also should support them with true positive ideas of the new area, and new house, but still keeping old furniture to make him feel secure and comfortable to where they will be living. ...read more.

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