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    (P3)- Explain two medical conditions related to unbalanced diets

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    Rickets are normally from people who emigrate from warm countries; these people have a lack of vitamin D. in order for a person to overcome rickets, it is advised for them to, include calcium into their diet. This is because there are consuming a little calcium into our diet. This is why we have to change our diet and include a calcium supplement, such as calcium carbonate. If not we should eat calcium rich foods. If so it can improve our bones and strengthen them. Symptoms causes the bones to be very painful, soft and also weak.

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    Describe reasons why individuals may experience additional needs

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    While this does not indicate poor intelligence, this type of disability hinders people from learning fully because of a deficit in one or several ways by which the brain processes information. 1. Genetic conditions 1. 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.

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    Explain the purpose of Advance Care Planning in relation to end of life care

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    This should support planning and provision of care and enable better planning ahead to best meet these needs. This philosophy of ?hoping for the best but preparing for the worst? enables a more proactive approach, and ensures that it is more likely that the right thing happens at the right time. It allows for a detailed recording system that ensures that all parties that are involved in supporting the individual are aware of what they can do to comfort and understand the requests of the individual.

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    Body Tissues - In the human body we have four main tissues, these being Epithelial, Muscle, Connective and Nervous. Tissues are groups of similar cells carrying out specific functions.

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    Squamous - the word squamous means scaly to signify the 'flatness'.These cells are extremely flat with an oval nucleus forming alump in the centre. Theyre also positioned close together in random patterns, simple squamous epithelium is found on the walls of the lung aveoli and the blood capileries. Compound being, * To protect deeper structures, this can be found in the vagina, mouth, tongue and the oesophagus this is lined by stratified epithelia (simple) which then consist of layers being squamous, cuboidal or columnar cells which eventually become flattened due to pressure from below as the rech the surface.

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    Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice

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    The children act also helps those who do not know the correct position of the child i.e. if parents divorce and they don't know who has rights of the child/children. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by putting down un-arguable laws so that children are always in a safe position i.e. If parents' divorce unless the mother is incapable the mother gets automatic rights to the child where as the father would have to take it to court in order to get approval Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 This act ensures that specifically public authorities such as the police are not treating different races the same It promotes anti discriminatory practice by making sure that everyone is treated equally no matter what the race or ethnicity someone is.

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    Developing Effective Communications in Health and Social Care

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    Argyle argued that, communication involved much the same 'cycle' as driving a car required. The stages involved in this cycle are: 1. Ideas occur 2. Message coded 3. Message sent 4. Message received 5. Message decoded 6. Idea understood To enable the cycle to work successfully, two or more parties must be present. Communicating involves expression of thought and interpretation of the other parties understanding.

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    How has health changed over the years?

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    Tax revenue pays for most of the costs and the rest comes from national insurance, paid by employees and employers. Prices for items such as prescriptions and glasses have risen, but not everyone has to pay for them. Groups of people such as children, pregnant women, the unemployed, those over 60 and those disabled have access to free prescriptions. Another act, the NHS and community care Act in 1990, tried to make health care better and less expensive by encouraging competition.

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    Physical and Psychological changes due to ageing process

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    Emphysema Smoking in an example that can cause shortness of breath and result in respiratory or heart failure by causes the lungs to produce chemical that damage the walls of the alveoli. This disease is call Emphysema. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Is when a person does not get enough oxygen to breath and has to increase their rate of breathing in order to cope and it makes the person look bloated or appear bullish. Nervous System Nerve cells communicate with muscle to function properly.

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    Looking at how Social Learning theory and Humanistic approaches are different and also their similarities when it comes to health and social care.

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    Bandura believed that majority of our activities especially in our younger years where copied from others behaviours. Within the humanistic theory Maslow believes that we look not just at the small picture but also the larger one. For example in the same scenario above within a Primary School one child with challenging behaviours the other child being praised Maslow would believe that the reason for the child?s behaviour for changing would be for the belonging part of his Hierarchy. Although in both circumstances child change their actions in comparisons the reason behind the child changing the behaviour is different.

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    Developing Effective Communication in Health and social Care

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    There are two different ways of communicating which are verbal and non-verbal; Verbal communication involves talking to present ideas, thoughts and feelings, good verbal communication is the ability to both explain and present your ideas clearly through the spoken word. The tone and paste of voice is also very important when talking as it can often show what mood an individual is in. For example if you talking to someone very loudly with a fixed tone the person you are speaking to will think you are angry with them, on the other hand if you speak calmly and quietly with a varying tone you will come across as being friendly.

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    Identify the factors that contribute to a diverse society

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    Everyone have to respect others culture. For example Indian people have their own culture the way they dressed and the food they cook also music and dance. Ethnicity Ethnicity is the group of people identity with or feels they belong to. Ethnic is the measure of culture, language, dress, nationality or citizenship. Ethnic group in the United Kingdom include English, Indian, Pakistan, Irish, Scottish and African. Ethnic should be understands from the biological aspect and cultural aspect. Different ethnics may different dress differently, speak differently and eat different food.

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    Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care P1

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    The children in the nursery will pick up a object e.g. a knife or scissor from the kitchen, or putting glue in their mouth because they are not watched to be told that?s wrong, so they have that advantage, allegedly causing harm to themselves and others around. Unlocked safety gates/doors can encourage the children to step out of the nursery premises and that will lead to further danger. Having doors fully unlocked that lead to the public streets, will encourage the children to step out there because it?s not locked as it should be, this could lead to further danger

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    The epidemic of fast food and its effect on the health of Americans.

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    On average, one in four Americans visit a fast food restaurant every day. Along with that, cars, convenience, and poor exercise has helped contribute to what the World Health Organization is now calling an epidemic. It is said that the first fast food chain to have started it all was white castle. White Castle was founded in 1921 and played an important role in the development of fast food. During the time it was founded, many people thought hamburgers came from spoiled meat and slaughterhouse scraps. White Castle helped change the public opinion and gave hamburger meat a better reputation nationwide.

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    How Legislation aims to stop discrimination. Naima is rejected form a job within a shop which would have involved speaking t o customers. She was told that her English wasnt good enough. The act (Equality Act 2010) policy is to protect the rights

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    * Age This will protect Naima because her characteristic is Race and she was discriminated directly against because she has a really strong accent and is hard to understand. Also possibly because her clothes that she is wearing is different from the people working there. Another situation that occurred would be that Naima is a target of bulling and being victimised by another co-worker in the care home. The co-worker calls her "that wog". That would come under the protected characteristics -religion and belief.

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    In this assignment I will be discuss the legislation relating to people who have support needs. The three acts I will discuss is the Disability Discrimination Act, Mental Health act and the Mental Capacity Act.

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    The employer has to make reasonable adjustments that will improve the working environments in which disabled staff work in order to overcome disadvantages arising from the way the workplace is set out. There are currently 1.3 million disabled people in the UK who are available for and want to work. It also says that public transport and services should be made more accessible to people with disabilities. They have the rights to the correct information about transport and what's available such as timetables.

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    Explain the main principles of health and safety legislation and guidelines for health and social care environment.

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    Control of substances hazards to health (COSHH) regulation 2002: this legislation is made to ensure that employers control exposure to hazards substances in the workplace. Although using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can cause a range of risk that can cause diseases, asthma and cancer and this legislation is made to control the substances that can harm the employers at the workplace. Although ensure that all employers who use hazards substances are properly informed, trained and supervised and that to reduce the risk that can face them.

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    predictable and unpredictable major life events on the development of the individual

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    Any major changes can influence development positively within their life, as they grow. When they start secondary school they would want to make new friends and cope with the changes that would come ahead of them, which is known as positive learning. However, there could be risks of stress because no-one might let him/her hang around with them or he/she don't fit in with any group which is painful and makes them feel lonely and anxious; sometimes worthless. Perhaps no one listens to them - then he/she feel that no one cares. This may not really be happening but it feels that way and it hurts.

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    Section A - PIES

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    My client has enough money but would like a bit more. Physical - Hillary doesn't smoke at the moment but she used to this is a good thing. She also drinks alcohol socially this is ok because it is good for her to drink alcohol sometimes. My client does not have any long term illness and she is not regularly ill this is a very good thing. She exercises regularly this is a good thing. Every day she washes and she bushes her teeth twice a day this is good as she keeps her self clean.

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    Culture and diversity. Ways people are defined and differentiated

    reconstructed family is where one or both parents has remarried and may have children in a past marriage which results in step brothers or step sisters. A Lone parent family is where one parent is independent and has children with one parent Social class Social class is determined by the status of a person within society, this could be based on wealth and/or occupation .the social class can be inherited or earned not by money but by status.

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    Health education - Teenage Obesity, Determinates of health and Risk Factor

    This means that 45.9% of teens are at risk for developing health problems due to weight. It is important to note that weight gain during the teen years is normal. It is when that weight gain progresses beyond normal limits that teens become at risk for obesity. There are many causes of Teenage Obesity such as an increased amount of junk food, lack of physical activity and even some genetic factors. There are many types of health problems that Obesity can cause, such as; Type 2 Diabetes Asthma Sleep problems (including sleep apnea) Orthopaedic (bone) problems due to an inability of the developing bones to support the excess weight Hypertension (high Blood Pressure)

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    the advantages and disadvantages living in 21st century

    Second, the advance in medical technology brings the better medical care and treatment, people's life expectancy is longer. Moreover, most people can buy foods with consist of high nutrition and they can go on vacation in their leisure time. The Third are the modern conveniences such as TV, internet, media transportation and labor-saving machines in the home. However living in the 21st century also has disadvantages. For example is the increasing of polluted environment; air is polluted with vehicle smoke and water is contaminated by waste from factories and houses. The better medical care and treatment caused the people's life expectancy is longer or in other words they can live longer and reproduction it's meant that over population.

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  22. You need to complete an action plan for an individual to help them improve their health. Your action plan needs to include three targets to help improve the health of the individual in the case study.

    Her partner is also a heavy smoker and she is trying to persuade him to stop as well. They work for the same company, where they are allowed to smoke in a particular area, away from the non-smokers. They have always wanted to go on safari holiday and Vicky has worked out that they could afford the holiday next year, if they were to stop smoking and save the money.

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  23. Illegal Drugs - Effects and the Law

    -If you are caught with cannabis the police will always take action. Heroin A -Slows down body functioning. -Reduces physical pain. -Get a rush or a buzz. -Make sleepy and very relaxed. -The first dose can bring about dizziness and vomiting. -Possession can lead to a prison sentence of up to 7 years in jail, and an unlimited fine. -Supplying can lead to a life sentence, and an unlimited fine. Steroids C -Make you feel more aggressive. -If your young, it can stop you growing properly. -Can lead to erection problems, growing of breasts becoming sterile and developing acne.

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  24. Explain the requirements of Care in the community legislation in relation to mental health problems.

    This means that local authorities have the responsibility of assessing peoples individuals needs. Some may need to be in a hospital to receive care and medication. People with mental health problems are able to stay in familiar surroundings whilst getting all the care they need. There are different types of services available such as support groups, home help and community day services.

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  25. Questionaire- How do teenagers views on dieting/slimming affect their lifestyle?

    extremely strong ? strong ? neutral ? weak ? extremely weak 3. You want to slim because: ? slim is prettier ? influence by friends ? influence by celebrities / models ? overweight Part B: Views on slimming/dieting 1. To what extent do you agree that slim equals to pretty? ? strongly agree ? partially agree ? neutral ? partially disagree ? strongly disagree 2. To what extent do you agree that slimming is important? ? strongly agree ?

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  • Discuss the various health education and/or health promotion strategies for a current health issue in the UK today

    "In a brief conclusion, eating disorders is very dangerous and is serious problem. More and more young adolescences are getting ill because of desirer to be thin and follow "thinspiration". Even there are a lot of reasons why people get eating disorders, media and fashion world should think more carefully towards young people and advertise the healthier image of body. The government, indeed, is aware of how big this problem is in United Kingdom, but putting more effort towards an acceptance of people of all shapes and sizes is society, would help to decreases a number of teenagers from suffering from eating disorders. Referencing and"

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