P3 - describe the biomedical and socio-medical models of health: M2 - explain the biomedical and socio-medical models of health: For this assignment I will be using the following case study which was provided on the Assignment briefing sheet: ''Jason is Afro-Caribbean and is 42 years old. He has had a serious accident at work. He has several broken bones and internal bleeding, he needs extensive surgery. Doctors are unsure whether he will pull through. His family are contacted and told to attend the hospital. On arrival, his family are escorted to the visitor's room. The doctor arrives and explains the circumstances to his family. Jason's wife tells the doctor she would like to see him. The doctor advises against this. Jason is taken to theatre where they find he has a broken pelvis, leg, hand and knee. The doctor informs the family that they will be moving Jason to another hospital 30 miles away because they do not have the necessary expertise. Jason's wife mentions briefly that she will not be able to travel that distance. Jason is moved. '' When describing health there are two different models of health, these are the biomedical model of health and the socio-medical model of health. These two models try to define health. The biomedical model of health holds the concept that if an individual isn't diseased then they are healthy. The biomedical model of health is
Jordan Palmer 23/10/08 Unit 1 - P3 Factors that may influence communication and interpersonal reaction Type of Communication There are different types of communication which can be used: spoken, written, sign/symbol, one to one, ICT, non verbal. Environment A big factor of how the environment can influence communication is how comfortable the participants are. The more comfortable someone is in an environment the better a sender and receiver of messages they will be. Someone will be comfortable in an environment if they have a close bond to other participants or there is a nice, easy atmosphere between participants. For example at a sexual health clinic both the service user and the professional will know that the service user is here to share something very private and sensitive with someone they have no bond with, this will make the service user uneasy and nervous so they may stutter their words when describing symptoms as they are uneasy about what the reaction of the professional will be. Another factor about the environment that will influence communication is lighting. The environment that communication is taking place in needs to be well lit but not so bright it stuns the eyes. This is particularly important in a deaf school where the students need to be
Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed.
P5, M3, D2 P5 - Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed. M3 - Assess strategies and methods used to minimise the harm to children, young people and their families where abuse is confirmed. D2 - Justify responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed, refers to current legislation and policies. This assignment us going to investigate strategies, methods and responses to children young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed, Also it's going to look at how to minimise harm to children and young people, then look at the responses to abuse in terms of the legislation. A key method of ensuring that children and young people are supported is that professionals are aware of what abuse is, what the signs are and the impact on children and young people who have been abused, also in the case study it mentions that the person is a teaching assistant and this would require child protection training so this should mean that the teaching assistant is aware of the signs of abuse, Some policies state that all professionals working directly with child and young have child protection training; The main reasons why this is a policy or a requirement for people coming to direct contact with children is because often teachers, teaching
Unit 10 Understanding and using research Introduction For this assignment I will research in different fields of health and social care to come up with my hypothesis. I will base my research on factors affecting individual's health. I will then find out which health condition seems to be most popular in affecting individual's health. After doing some primary and secondary research on the different factors, I will then look more into depth in the condition that seems to be affecting pupils in large amounts. So I will base my hypothesis on the condition which is most popular in the world today. Research is mainly used in health and social care fields to investigate new aspects of care related situations by carrying out surveys and collecting qualitative data of some kind. It is also used to test and review existing knowledge from different sources such as internet books and is also used to test and review treatments and practices. It helps to explain the relationship between factors affecting health and well-being and helps to evaluate service interventions and policies and helps to make new policies and plans. There are different types of research methods in health and social care fields. Research methods are used to achieve the aim they have been carried out to achieve such as a hypothesis. They are then carried out to test their hypothesis to see if it's proved to be
Unit 3 AO1 The terms "health" and "well-being" can have many different meanings, depending on the individual or model. There are professional definitions, like those of doctors and other health professionals; which generally give a more scientific view than others, and there are the definitions of the general public; known as lay definitions or models, a popular lay model with the general public majority being Stainton Rodgers 1997, which includes lay models such as viewing the body as a machine, simply something to be maintained and fixed when broken. These many definitions help people to see the broader sense of health & well-being, that it is not simply just 'not being ill'. Health is split into six different aspects or categories; * Physical - this is much like the medical model of health, regarding the physical ability of the body * Emotional - regarding recognising & expressing emotions appropriately * Mental - Greatly linked to emotional health, the ability to think clearly & coherently * Social - the ability to build & maintain relationships * Spiritual- relating to personal creeds, such as religious beliefs * Environmental health - concerns the effects of our surroundings, whether it be discrimination or pollution Each aspect is not to be seen as another individual view or definition of health, but as part of health as a whole. All of the aspects must be
Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector - neonatal nurse and gynaecologist.
Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector (P1) Explain how the requirements of the health care workers can contribute to providing a positive experience for the patients. The requirements needed to become both neonatal nurse and gynaecologist consists of: ·Competence ·Knowledge/skills ·Qualification personal attributes ·Interpersonal skills ·Initiative ·Empathy with others ·Anti-discrimination approach ·Ability to work with others ·Reliability ·Ability to take responsibility with self and others Competence A gynaecologist will have to be competent throughout the activities they do within their job. This includes being competent in time keeping, be able to be on time to work everyday as a routine, working under pressure- be competent with the different situations they come amongst with the ability to stay calm. Also being competent with keeping all records up to date is important for the progression of a patient's recovery and information for other doctors that will need to know the patients status. A neonatal being competent with the ability to work under pressure, precision to detail and working long unpredictable hours is highly important. For example being competent in keeping a record of all baby patients which provides to be very useful for doctors and other nurses to review the changes and come to
This assignment will describe the pathogenesis and clinical feature of clostridium difficile infection and will discuss how the bacteria virulence factors and allow it to infect humans.
Clostridium Difficile This assignment will describe the pathogenesis and clinical feature of clostridium difficile infection and will discuss how the bacteria virulence factors and allow it to infect humans. Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic gram-positive, this type of bacteria have a very think outer cell layer and have different layer form the outside of their cells. Clostridium difficile is transmitted trough the fecal oral route. However the best and most important virulence factors are the clostridium difficile erotoxin. Erotoxin can cause damage to the host by destroying cells or disrupting normal cellular metabolism. Clostridium difficile is now recognise is the chief causes of hospital acquired diarrhoea in the UK and not only in the hospital but in nursing home another facility for long care. This bacterium was first discovered was difficult to grow in the laboratory, is a bacterium of the Clostridium family (Department of Health, UK 2007). Although Clostridium difficile ignition recognition of this disease begun in the late 1970 with report of serious illness and even death, it is a super burg that is more injury than MRSA. According to the Department of Health the number of C. difficile cases has increased from under 1,000 in the early 1990s to 55,634 in 2006. Since January 2004. Clostridium difficile has been part of the mandatory surveillance programme for
P2 - Describe the stages of the communication cycle For this part of the assignment I will be describing the different stages of the communication cycle, after having done this I will then describe a scenario that relates to health and social care using the communication cycle. There are seven different stages to the communication cycle theses are: * Idea occurs * Message coded * Message sent * Message received * Message decoded * Message understood Without just any one of these stages the cycle would not work. The first stage of the communication cycle is the idea occur, this is where you think about what you are going to say to the other person. After having done this then you have to code the message. This could mean how you are going to say it what body language you are going to user and also it could be in to a different language or even sign language. After having done this you send the message that you were just thinking about this can be done verbally for example singing or speaking. Or it could also be done physically for example written, or in sign language or in body language. Then after you have sent the message the other person then receives the message but they only hear the word at this stage they do not think about the body language or the vibe that you are giving off. The next stage is message decoded this means the other person has heard what
"My Work Experience" When I was told that I would be doing my work experience at Belleview nursing home, working with old sick people I found that it was a very daunting prospect. After my first day there, that had all changed. I made my way to work on Monday 6th of June by the service bus at 8.30am to be at my workplace by 9.00am. The thought of meeting new people and trying to act mature in an environment I was not sure of scared me. I got to Belleview nursing home and suddenly felt all my worries diminish within ten minutes of meeting my newfound work colleagues. The matron, Myra Symes, welcomed me with a smile and made me feel part of the team immediately. I was informed of my duties and what was expected of me. I was introduced to the rest of the team and hoped that I could be an asset to them and not a hindrance. At the start of the day the patients were to be given breakfast, each of them were helped to the toilet and made comfortable for the rest of the day. At all times the patients were with a qualified member of staff to help them. The patients had the opportunity to spend time in they're bed or in the day room depending on how mobile they were. As I met the patients and they day progressed I came to learn of some of their illnesses and there disabilities including their personalities. Senile dementia was something I had never heard of. Mrs Jeffrey's, a care
Review the use of verbal communication with service users in care settings and its purpose. There is a variety of ways in which care workers can communicate with service users positively, and in a way which makes the service user feel valued and respected. The different methods of communication include: * Verbal communication - which involves active listening and making appropriate spoken responses * Non-verbal communication - which can also be referred to as body language and involves things such as using eye contact when speaking with someone * Written communication - can include care plans, or booklets which let people know of the services available within the setting * Special methods of communication - such as sign language for those with a hearing impairment * Computerised communication - such as emails Verbal communication and its purpose According to Fisher (2006) in order to effectively converse with a service user, the care worker needs to have appropriate social co-ordination skills, which involves: * Listening to the service user and showing an interest in what the service user has to say - care workers must try their best to remember what has been said during conversations, to avoid having to ask the same questions next time, which would signify to the service user that they were not being listened to * Being interesting - so that the service user wants