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The problem for unpaid carers is that they have few rights and resources but many roles and responsibilities. Discuss this statement in the context of entitlements and support for carers.4 star(s)
Everyone has different experiences of caring and carers come from a diversity of differing lifestyles and circumstances. Some carers have a passion to help others and will provide unconditional amounts of care and time not only to their direct family, but also to neighbours, friends and members of the community. However, in some cases, carers feel they have a duty to provide care for the individual because it?s their partner, sibling or parent and can see it as more of a burden. Caring, like many other roles has it advantages and disadvantages. Some carers get a great sense of achievement when the service user responds to them in a positive way.
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A personalised induction will always be more effective. Discuss. Base your answer on the theoretical concepts and techniques presented in class4 star(s)
Modalities are used to communicate with the outside world using five senses: visual for sight, kinaesthetic for touch, auditory for hearing, olfactory for smell and gustative for taste. A person's modality is the sense that they feel the most comfortable using. However, for certain people they can be comfortable with using more than one modality at the same time. There is a sixth modality which is referred to as digital, this refers more to people who think mostly in language and symbols.
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Role of Radiography in Modern Imaging Service. The Interventional Radiology; Guidance for Service Delivery (2010) aims to guide local service development of interventional radiology through summarising clinical evidence and by illustrating4 star(s)
Despite the different models of service delivery posed the potential impact on radiology departments are likely to be similar. The Royal College of Radiologists (date) report the need to overcome various barriers to improving interventional radiological departmental services. These include: * Equipment availability * National shortage of radiologists, radiographers and interventional radiology nurses * Current radiology departmental opening times * NHS IT strategy Recent data (see figure 1; appendix 1) illustrates huge percentage increases in imaging examinations and hence workload over the last three years; and whilst there has been a significant improvement in the availability of equipment, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK lags behind other European countries in terms of radiology equipment provision (European Society of Radiology 2011).
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The relation between age and fertility. Over time women become less fertile so there is a lower chance of conceiving and higher chances of miscarriage, when they give birth they are more likely to experience difficulties and the born child is more likely4 star(s)
From this time onwards your fertility starts to decrease. (3)According to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, "At 35 you're half as fertile as when you were at 25; at 40 you're half as fertile as when you were 35". Meaning that the time it takes to conceive gets much bigger over a relatively small amount of time. In fact by the time women are in their early 40's or late 30's they may have trouble conceiving at all and become infertile. (3)There are a variety of reasons fertility decreases with the main one being the reduction in ovary function.
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The purpose of this assignment is to complete a health needs assessment within a defined community. It will seek to explore socio-economic factors and health issues. The community is a small town in the North of England with a geographical area approx 9 s4 star(s)
which details a five step process. Step one defines who the population is, step two identifies health priorities which then builds a profile about the population group to target and benefit, step three looks at identifying conditions impacting on the community and identifies any gap in service provision which would lead to a proposed change ready for steps four and five, the development and implementation of and action plan and then evaluating its effectiveness (NICE 2005). Due to word constraint, only steps one, two and three will be explored.
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Health promotion. This essay will discuss the definitions of health promotion and empowerment, and how the two are interlinked. I will also be talking about my artefact and which health promotion models have been used to enable the production of my artefa4 star(s)
Cook, R (2000:48) states that this method of distribution is a very beneficial one, as many men are easily embarrassed by this subject and the artefact could help overcome this barrier, as they don't need to ask the information, it is easily accessible. Health promotion is used to raise awareness and educate individuals about the necessity to change their lifestyles. The World Health Organisation (1986) defines health promotion "as the health and well being of the whole population rather than a specific disease, and it enables people to take control over their own health to help to improve it," whilst Naidoo and Willis (2001)
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MRSA. About 1 in 3 of us carries SA on the surface of our skin, or in our nose without developing an infection. This is known as being colonised by the bacteria4 star(s)
Today it is no longer used except as a means of identifying this particular type of antibiotic resistance. (Hernan, M, D & Chang, R 2006) MRSA is no more infectious than other types of SA bacteria. However, MRSA infections are more difficult to treat due to the antibiotic resistance of the bacteria, Antibiotics can still be used to treat the MRSA- the infection may simply require a much higher dose over a much longer period, or use of an antibiotic to which the bacteria is not resistant. MRSA is viewed today as a current topic and is often associated with patients in hospitals as they often have an entry point for the bacteria to get in such as a surgical wound or intravenous tubing, but it can also be found in patients not in hospital.
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This essay will attempt to discuss the importance of safer sex health education and the importance of health promotion in this area.4 star(s)
Freedom from fear, shame, guilt, false beliefs and other physiological factors inhibiting sexual response and impairing sexual relationships. Freedom from organic disorders, disease and deficiencies that interfere with sexual and reproductive functions ". This definition appears to focus on the positive elements of a sexual being with an element of negativity surround "disorders and disease". The author has recently completed a placement a Watford general hospital and was given the opportunity to visit the Genito-urinary medicine clinic and observe the nurses giving advice and treatments to patients and was able to gain a better understanding into the specific role that they perform.
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