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

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Section B Factors that positively affect health and well-being 4 factors that positively affect Emma's Health and Well-being are: * Stimulating work * Adequate financial resources * Supportive relationships * Adequate sleep and rest Stimulating work Stimulating work involves a job/career that allows a person to use their expertise to develop new skills and knowledge. Emma recently started work as a dental nurse; she enjoys working here because of the other colleagues she works with and the challenges she is sometimes faced with. Emma has applied to go to college later on this year, she wants to gain the qualifications that are suitable for the job that she has now, so that eventually she will be able to promote to the best of her ability. Emma's job motivates her and stimulates her mind because she comes across different situations and problems everyday and she is engaged in activity of some sort almost all the time during her time at work. She has to prepare the dentists equipment, chemicals such as pastes and injections for each patient, and after each patient she has to disinfect all tools and equipment thoroughly, she also has to book appointments and arrange treatments for all the patients and has to cash the intake of money at the end of each day. ...read more.

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It also allows her to go out into town on a weekend with her boyfriend friends and family. Supportive relationships A supportive relationship involves the love, care and support from those around you. Supportive relationships affect our health and well-being in a very positive way, having the love and support from people around us gives us confidence and makes us feel better about ourselves. Emma has a close relationship with her family, boyfriend and friends; she sees them all nearly everyday and very rarely has arguments with them. Physical Having supportive relationships gives Emma the confidence to go out, going out, to work or places with friends keeps Emma moving around, burning calories. It also stops Emma from comfort eating, because she is happy and doesn't need to. Intellectual Having supportive friends and family gives Emma the boost and confidence to go to work and do well. She can concentrate on her job and what she has to do instead of worrying about family problems or feeling she has no one. Emotional Having friends, family and her boyfriend to do things with keeps Emma occupied so she isn't very often bored or feeling down. Having their love and support affects Emma's self-image positively, which would also affect her self esteem; making her feel better about herself. ...read more.

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His theory was that the first physiological needs need to be met before the level of needs after on the chart can be met. So we need the essentials to life, like air, water, food, sleep before we can get a home, insurance and a job. Once our safety needs are met, our love and belonging needs can be met by meeting friends, having partners and children. After all these are met, we can then work on our self-esteem through respect from others and achievement, at which point we can meet our self-actualisation needs. Emma lives at home with her mum and family still, so she has a suitable home to live in, warmth and is provided with food and water by her mum. She has security within her job, giving her financial security, plus her safety at home. She has a close relationship with her family, friends and her boyfriend. Her friends, family and work colleagues respect her and she has a sense of achievement through her successful education and career. She has confidence through her achievements in education and now her career and supportive relationships and because she has no major problems to worry about she is carefree and has the most possible freedom that is appropriate. After observing how the factors interlink and how through the hierarchy of needs, Emma's needs are fulfilled to the maximum standard, which means her health and well-being are affected in an extremely positive way overall. ...read more.

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This is a very good essay that discusses various factors, attempts to inter-relate their effect on health and well being and then includes some research to support this. It flows very well and is a very good attempt.

The writer could extend a little when discussing how factors affect well-being. A little more discussion of the impact would raise the level of the writing.

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