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    Discuss discriminatory practice within health and social care

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    This could include treating someone differently to someone else. Covert abuse of power means that someone abuses their power in a manner which does not draw direct attention to them or the practice itself. It is a means of undermining anti-discriminatory policies through the use of secretive forms of discrimination. If you reported this kind of discriminatory practice then it is often very difficult to provide inclusive evidence to support this. Overt abuse of power is when a health and social care professional openly abuses their power. This is very similar to covert abuse of power, the only difference is that a professional will openly discriminate and abuse their power.

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    Explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting.

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    I will be talking about two of these emergencies in more detail. A fire, can cause sudden panic as it is an unpredictable event. There are certain priorities that should be followed in the case of a fire. The first and most important thing to do would be to inform all service users, medical professionals, staff, visitors and any other persons inside the building that there is a fire. This would be done with the use of a fire alarm, as soon as an individual notices the fire or the signs of a possible fire they should trigger the alarm, in order to alert and inform everyone else of the danger.

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    Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed.

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    contact with children is because often teachers, teaching assistants, child minders ect and the main point of contact towards children and are the ones that will have a referral to social services as they are the main people who will see the signs of abuse or maltreatment, this the professionals reasonability and it should be taken seriously and regular training should be provided. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs

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    Childcare. Different Settings for Childcare and Keeping Information Confidential.

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    and science. By children studying these subjects the teachers can use to check the child's progress and help them in their future learning which could be than tested and reported to the child's parents. D2 Describe the purpose of one setting that is a different type of provision for each age range. There are many settings which provide care for children. One setting that is not statutory for children under 5 years old would be a voluntary organization such as a parent and toddler group run by the local church such as all Saints Toddler Group.

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    Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector - neonatal nurse and gynaecologist.

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    Competence will give the patient a positive experience as they will feel more comfortable if they can see that their health care worker knows what they are doing with confidence. For example by the neonatal nurse being competent with monitoring and observing a babies status this will give the parents a sense that their baby is being looked after to the best of the care workers ability. Knowledge and skills A neonatal nurse will not only have nursing practitioner's knowledge and skills but will have knowledge in there specific area of working with infants.

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    P2: Describe the structure of the tissues of the body and their role in the functioning of two named body systems.

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    Their nuclei are elongated and are usually located near the base of the cells with slightly oval nuclei. Some columnar cells are specialised for sensory reception such as in the nose, ears and the taste buds of the tongue which secrete the mucus. That mucus then traps the unwanted particles and the cilia transports the flow of the mucus towards the exterior. Squamous Squamous cells have thin, flat plates and each nucleus forms a lump in the centre. They fit close together in tissues so it has a smooth low-friction surface allowing fluids to move easily. Squamous is found in the wall of blood capillaries, lung alveoli and Bowman's capsule of nephrons.

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    Infection Prevention and Control - P3

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    Individuals believe that not following the correct policies and procedures is the main reason for failure. (Infection) Infections which residents in a care home are susceptible to may in some cases be life threatening, and some of this infections which are liable to spread if the correct precautions are not taken can worsen a residents medical condition and as a result have an affect on their recovery. It is essential that care workers working within a residential home understand, and are aware of, the standard precautions which they are expected to adhere to because not only does this allow them to do their job effectively, but it promotes confidence in the care which they provide to their residents.

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    Health And Social Care Coursework

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    In addition I asked the children where they would like to sit, at the table or on the pillows. They said they wanted to sit at the pillows. This is an example of empowerment because the children can control their own situations and control what choices they make. I also chose to sit on a pillow as well rather than a chair so I was at their level. If I was in a chair it would show a sense of hierarchy and would intimidate many of them which would result in them not wanting to talk to me. I gave them a choice which led to them feeling empowered concerning the T.V.

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    curriculum plan for children age 3-4

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    everything is tidy after the activity * Make sure children are wearing aprons, so they don't get glue over their clothes Aim - The aim of the activity is to get the children to become creative and to explore different materials and to learn to work in a group, taking turns and sharing fairly. Introduction I will talk to the children about Easter and the spring season. Then I would tell the children about why were doing a chick on the Easter card, as a chick is a sign of 'new life' as the chick hatches out of an egg and Easter is about new life.

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    types of communication in care setting

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    Some might not speak or feel shy to speak and some might be naughty. In that case, service providers should be wise and have patience to deal with. They need to communicate in order to understand children's need. So, they have to speak in a gentle way and help children to speak. They have to communicate and explain a parent about their children and also deal with complains. Written communication is another important ways of communication. The purpose of written communication is to exchange information, building relationship, keeping records of certain things over a period of time, keep them as an evidence etc.

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    Life stages . Aging - In this assignment I am going to assess the influence of the activity theory and the disengagement theory on social care provision.

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    This kind of help includes help with washing, cleaning, and dressing. Additionally helping to cook, giving medication and helping with the shopping. The carers will talk to the older people and try to help with any problems they may have. Carers are there to make the person feel comfortable and if the person has no other family they at least have the carer to talk to and socialise with as a companion. Day centres include activities throughout the day such as cooking, discussions, and exercise and many more activities that involve the older people to help them hold on to their independence.

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    Explain how one pierce of legislation, one policy and one code of practice could be applied to planning support for an individual

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    The Act enables people to have access to their own information however the Act doesn?t allow information to be sent abroad. This act is very close to freedom of information 2000 because it has to be up to date and accurate, similarly it shouldn?t be kept more than it should, for its out of date as no purpose or protection anymore eg if a client passed away the information about clients should be removed after a certain time it?s all part of the law and must be followed, breaking of the law could lead to losing job and imprisonment.

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    Explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual with cystic fibrosis.

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    There can sometimes be faults within the (DNA) that can lead a baby to grow up having severe illness. A genetic disorder is an 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. In other cases, the same disease, such as some forms of cancer, may be caused by an inherited genetic condition in some people, by new changes in other people, and by non-genetic causes in still other people.

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    PROMOTING HEALTH. P1: explain three different approaches to health education. P2: explain two models of behaviour changes that have been used in recent national health education campaigns. M1: compare three different approaches to health education.

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    However I will only be explaining three different approaches to Health Education-: Change 4 Life, Jaime Oliver's school dinners and NHS. P1: Change 4 life-: Eat well-Move more-live longer Change 4 life is part of the governments backed campaign website for children and grownups to navigate their way through easily, there are hyperlinks such as Dance 4 life, Walk for life, Small steps 4 life, Start 4 life which makes it easy to link with information that people might need to help them keep health or active.

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    Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice (P4) Describe how anti-discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care setting (P5)

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    Physical disability is not the only type of disability there are other type which are under the disability discrimination act because mental disability also comes into it but only if the mental illness effect the persons day to day life and it makes them unable to certain important things by themselves without help and also if they once had effecting day to day illness in the past. The way that the disability discrimination act covers people is by how much they are affected by their mental or physical disability so for example someone may suffer from depression but they may

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    Identify key aspects of legislation and guidelines relevant to the prevention and control of infection in health and social care settings.

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    keeping wires out the way, stopping intruders from entering the main building where children may be. Control of substances hazardous to health (cosh) 2002 COSHH is the control of substances hazardous to health, it was brought in to reduce the risk of substances effecting someone's health, it's in place to ensure that all members of staff follow procedures and know how to minimum risk to service users and professionals. All staff need to know procedures of this, and this would be vital in health care settings e.g.

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    Promoting The Rights And Responsibilities Of Service Users In Care Settings

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    Similarly tensions can arise if for example Mark wants dinner a little early then the rest of the service users, is will be very difficult as the cooks have to come in early for just Mark, this kind of rights can be ignored and the care workers have a responsibility to make him understand that the cooks cannot come in early for just him. Tensions between rights and responsibilities can occur: * When choices re the opposite to the agreed care plan * When choices put the service user at a risk * When choices put the service user at

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    P3 explain factors that may influence communication and interpersonal interaction in health and social care environments. P4 explain strategies in health and social care environment to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal intera

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    When talking to a resident or a service user they should be taken into a room where they is nothing to distract them however sometime s the environment that we are in can have an effective way of communication for example when a staff is in a service users room and does not know what to talk about they could start by asking a question about some of the picture in the service users room. Things that we can see in our surroundings can help the service users start a conversation with the service providers.

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    Unit 17. Provide an explanation of three different international approaches to learning.

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    She believed that children under the age of 6 seemed to absorb information effortlessly simply by living in and interacting in everyday ways. Younger children learn from observing older kids, while the older children benefit from providing assistance to the little ones. http://www.kidsdevelopment.co.uk there is many Montessori schools around Europe. Her theory is used in practice today by her influence on play can be found in many settings through having a holistic approach, focusing on the interaction of the child and by considering the stage of development when planning activities.

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    Identify the current relevant legislation affecting the care of children and young people. Which laws could help th echildren in the case studies?

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    This case study shows how the act has power to give children a normal life style and the care that they need. The Children Act is put in place so that it meets the everyday needs of children but unfortunately this has not been the case for Emma as she was living in poor conditions and she has never been given a hug so she was being neglected and lacked in confidence. The social service's have put her in a children's care home and she is in the process of being fostered and her mother is receiving help, if Emma's mum manages to get herself together she will be able to see Emma again.

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    Development Through the Life Stages

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    When the egg and the sperm have met, the sperm enters the egg, which known as fertilisation. When the egg is fertilised it travels down the main part of the uterus and needs to anchor itself in order to develop. The fertilised egg implants into the lining of womb from which it will grow and develop as the pregnancy continues. Pregnancy is the period used to describe when a woman has growing foetus inside her. The foetus grows in the uterus and it lasts about 40 weeks or more than 9 months, which is from the start of the last menstrual period to the childbirth.

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    In this essay I will be both describing and evaluating the different methods used to promote and protect public health in the U.K.

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    Health promoting activities/health education: Healthy eating campaigns- This campaign was set up as a focus on nutrition, trying in many different ways to improve it so that obesity levels would decrease. This in turn would have an affect on the diseases linked with obesity and poor diets, like coronary heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. One of the main recommendations that we should all follow is to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in order to maintain a healthy diet and reduce the risk of us contracting any chronic diseases.

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    Conditions of employment for a social worker

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    Depending on how much the person earns is known as (points) and then the group of so many points are then put into bands. For example, social worker job advert (see appendix 1) As you can see on your left there is a screen shot of the job advert from appendix 1. I have highlighted the salary. Salary; is the Points and then you have the pay band as I explained earlier. Below is a table of all the points within pay band 6.

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    Growth is the process of single organism changing due to an unfolding of events biologically, for example an infant growing taller. Development is another form of growth but is usually seen in stages, like the development of PIES which goes up in stages of what a child is expected to be able compared to age. BIRTH A lot of physical, intellectual, emotional and social development takes place during the first 18 months of life, this is know as infancy development.

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    History of the National Health Service.

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    entering this 'charitable' institution, the reason for this was to put off any vagabonds who were too lazy to work an honest days work thus ensuring only the needy and desperate would apply for help. (Joanne de Pennington-Beneath the Surface: A Country of Two Nations. / Frank Field-The Welfare State-Never Ending Reform. These two sources are from www.bbci.co.uk) Although the work house conditions didn't improve, the living conditions outside did, and in the last half of the nineteenth century, sanitation and housing improved due to the 1848 Public Health Act.

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Health and Social Care at A level is a strong preparation for those wishing to enter this important and growing field. The course is designed to ensure that learning is based around a work-centred approach and often there are opportunities to get involved in related work experience. The subject is a mix of compulsory and optional units and youll be studying the concept of efficient caring, communication and health issues, the practical realities of care provision and human development and behaviour.

The assessment will be made up of a variety of methods: portfolio's of evidence, presentations and examinations. Marked by Teachers has a large collection of essays which cover a wide range of Health and Social Care topics to help you develop your written skills.

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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?
  • "Cannabis should be legalised" clearly discuss the points for (pros) and against (cons). you should also show where your sympathies lie"

    "Keith Hellawell (the former government drugs expert) described cannabis as a "gateway drug"; he believes it leads to the miss use of harder substances. However, the statistics show that many young people under the age of 25 have tried cannabis (approximately 20%) and the percentage who go on to use harder drugs such as heroin is very small (less than 2%). This shows that the argument that cannabis use leads to the use of harder drugs is unfounded. I believe that cannabis should be legalised. I have shown that in has many medical values and I believe that people should not be punished for using cannabis to relieve pain from debilitating conditions. However, the medical values are not without unpredictable side effects and I believe a lot more research into the medicinal use of cannabis is needed. The topic of the legalisation of cannabis will continue to be an area of debate until scientists are able to agree on the medical uses and possible side effect of cannabis."

  • Discuss the interplay of infectious agents and the immune system in pathogenesis of arthritis.

    "In conclusion, it is clear to see that there is much interplay between the immune system & infectious agents in the pathogenicity of arthritis. It is clear that there is a balance that needs to be achieved by the immune system in dealing with infectious agents - and it seems that subtle imbalances can lead to the most heinous of diseases. Although there is still much for the scientific community to learn about the mechanistic pathology involved, our current knowledge is allowing relatively effective treatment of different manifestations of arthritis and offering a continually improving prognosis for sufferers. Downing College Jubin Joseph"

  • The Difference between Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapy. Wheeler and McLeod (1995) briefly compare the key principles of Person Centred and Psychodynamic approach and critically evaluate where the approaches part company with one another

    "In conclusion I think that there are benefits to both of the counselling approaches and combined persons centred and psychodynamic approaches and together would be a good way to approach counselling however this is debated over widely and not always considered plausible but I think it depends on the therapists individual skills and the model of therapy they use with a client .overall I think that both approaches aim to help the client excel but have very different ways of approaching this and in terms of focusing on a individuals recovery and their overall well being I believe the person centred approach succeeds."

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