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    Research into Coronary Heart Disease

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    Causes of Coronary Heart Disease Coronary artery disease occurs when some of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle become narrowed with fatty deposits. In this condition fatty deposits called plaque, composed of cholesterol and fats, build up on the inner wall of the coronary arteries. When arteries are narrowed, the heart is not fully supplied with the oxygen. If an artery is completely blocked, a heart attack occurs. The tendency to develop heart disease can be genetic.

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    Positive and Negative Influences on Individuals at Different Life Stages.

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    This means that a child can pick up on the bad habits from their parents, maybe swearing or aggression towards other people. This is the negative part of primary socialisation. The positive effects of secondary socialisation are, child at this sort of age, start learning the appropriate way of approaching other adults or children their age, they learn more about manners and other ways to show respect than what they learned when they were at home. Also a child at this age becomes more articulate and understand the difference between right and wrong also when it is time to listen and learn and the time to play.

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    The care needs of people at different stages of life.

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    A teenager begins to become more self- conscious, so they require social acceptance, as well as encouragement from their peers. Carers working with adolescents must accept and appreciate their growing independence. Adulthood Adults who are in care services may need help with their physical needs, but they should be encouraged to live a life which is as independent as it can get. They must feel that they belong to the society, and social activities become important to them, especially with the stress of looking after the family.

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    Unit 1 P4 and Unit 4 P1

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    On the other hand as you get older you start to lose your memory making it hard for you to remember information that years ago would have been easy to remember. Your reactions aren't as quick which could be a risk if you are in a situation where you have to react quickly. * Looks: as you grow older your looks change, we all start off as babies and as the years go by we change, we grow taller, we start to look older, a child who is 10 years old is going to look different to a middle-ages woman because they don't have wrinkles, there face hasn't had time to mature and they haven't fully grown yet.

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    Care Value Base

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    The service user has the right to see the doctor and shouldn't be discriminated against because of her disability, gender and ethnic group or because of her religious beliefs. Therefore the government have set up laws and legislations to protect people from being discriminated and to discriminate against others. Confidentiality; Disclosure Maintaining confidentiality of information is an important part of Caring. Confidentiality is when being trusted by someone or someone who can keep secrets or private affairs with confidence. Disclosure is when a practitioner passes on certain information onto someone else.

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  6. What is a GP?

    Through careful questioning, examination and tests, your GP will eventually eliminate the suspects and solve your problem. A child who's described by her parents as 'hyperactive' or 'difficult' may eventually be diagnosed as having a hyperactivity disorder. But in the meantime, it's important to rule out other possible causes. It may actually be normal behaviour that just doesn't fit with the parents' expectations or social norms. It may reflect another problem, such as bullying or jealousy of a sibling. There's also the possibility it's an infection or pain is making the child behave this way. It's not uncommon for this process of elimination to be slow and require a number of visits to the doctor.

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  7. Describe the overall structure of health services provisions in the UK

    There are many private and independent dentistry practises that now only offer their services on a private base and patients have to pay for the treatments they receive. Also people they are in need of having a specialist operation such as a hip replacement may choose to have it done by a private sector such as the BMI hospital. Social services Social services are organizations that assist people in need. There are many different types of services that they perform and can range from helping domestic violence victims to financially in need people.

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  8. Career of a paramedic

    so paramedics need to have a good skill and experience in order to know how to deal with problems like these, so that they don't get into trouble. Driving a wide variety of vehicles: it is important that a paramedic is qualified to drive different types of vehicles such as bikes, motorbikes, cars, this is important because different type of accidents happen in different types of places and different types of vehicles can go to that place. For example an accident happening in an overcrowded and busy place a paramedic cannot get there with a car as it is crowded

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  9. Job Descriptions

    4. Payroll experience required: the minimum amount of experience required to perform the job duties 5. Specialized skills: skills needed that are outside of the normal to perform the duties? Knowing what a job description is and what it contains is only part of the picture. A job description is important because it sets the tone for the entire work experience. They communicate to employees how a job fits with in the company as a whole. It allows employees to understand where their job stops and another starts. When a description is written poorly it leads to confusion and duplication or omission of work being performed and it can damage the entire communication of the department.

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  10. BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care.

    Misleading of occupation in either source introduces bias into the calculation.'' ''Repeat reclassification of occupation at each census and since 1931 has made it difficult to compare occupational classes over such a time-span, unless adjustments are made to allow for the reclassification.'' ''The proportion of the population in each social class has changed over time. In particular, this a smaller proportion of the population in class V and a large proportion in classes 1 and 11 because of an upward shift in occupations.

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  11. Influences On Self Concepts And Care Needs At Different Life Stages

    She sat inside her bedroom reading books until she met her teenage lover, whom she married. Mrs Linda Green never got any qualifications at school so worked in the local fish and chip shop. Mrs Linda Green is now 29 year old lady who lived with her husband of 10 years. She met her husband in high school at 14 years old and has been with him ever since. They married when Linda was 19 years old, and a year later her grandmother died. She and her husband have their own home which they bought together in a nice, quite neighbourhood.

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  12. Describe one piece of relevant legislation and one code of practise for a chosen health or social care environment that aims to support the rights of individuals

    The act makes it available to settle court cases in UK courts, without the need to go to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. It also totally eliminated the death penalty in UK law. The Human Rights Act makes it illegal for members of the public to disobey the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. These include: police, government departments and local councils. Even thought most court cases are solved in the UK, an individual can still takes his case to the Strasbourg court as a last resort.

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  13. Principles of Care - Depression

    People with major depression often have feelings of despair, hopelessness, and worthlessness, as well as thoughts of committing suicide. NHS Direct (2007) Mr Jones entered his empty home and retired to his bedroom. Forty-five minutes later Mrs Jones entered her home after taking the twins, Sasha and Josh both five years old, to school. She called her husbands name but had no reply, on entering her bed room she discovered Mr Jones on the bed with an empty bottle of whiskey and an empty packet of Prozac.

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  14. Individual needs within the health and social care sectors

    If surgery was a required, this can lead to problems with aesthetic and the ability to recover well after and operation. * An individual that is overweight can be bullied and teased about how they look this can lead to low self esteem and depression, and if this is left without medical intervention can lead to physiological disorders like body dysmorphic disorder. Often those that are obese will not want to go out and limit the amount of time they spend socially.

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  15. Individual needs within the health and social care sector

    other smokers May start to snack on food due to the urge to do something with the hands Nicotine replacement products expensive and not prescribed by GP Medium term 3-6 months To reduce smoking to 10 a day Make sure family are still supportive Continue to seek support of GP Continue to be in touch with self help groups Cut back on nicotine replacement patches Find stimulating hobby that can be done when urge happens i.e. needle point or puzzles or go for a walk Go for a bath if at home and have a pamper session Put 'smoking money in a piggy bank for a future treat.

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  16. Personal and Professional Development

    I use the correct punctuation where need I need to greatly improve my spelling in order for people to understand what I am saying more easily Using ICT I can use all Microsoft applicants and use all of them to at least the basic level. I can also use computers to produce graphs and charts in order to show information I am not particularly good at using Microsoft Excel but I am sure that it is nothing that a little practice can't solve Using the internet I am very good at using the internet.

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  17. Individual health study. To achieve my given task I produced a case study on a woman who is 42 in age and works in a discount store as a cashier. In my coursework I included the negative factors of my case study and the positive factors.

    Blood pressure is measured in two numbers. For example the blood pressure could be 120 over 80. This could be written as 120/80mmHg. The first figure is the systolic blood pressure. This is the maximum pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and pushes the blood out into the body. The second figure is the diastolic pressure and this is the minimum pressure of the arteries between the beats when the heart relaxes to fill itself with the blood.

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  18. Health and Social Care Unit 2 Section A

    For this woman (Martina Navratilova) being fit means being in a good body shape "Shape Your Self". 3. For this girl, to be healthy, a person needs to be free from depression. 4. For these children, to be healthy, they need opportunities to play. 5. For this girl, being flexible, and being physically fit is important. 6. For this celebrity, having a good appearance is important. P.I.E.S Physical 7. Smoking, taking drugs, and drinking alcohol can give us a lot of illnesses mostly cancer like lung Cancer, liver Cancer, and a lot more illnesses.

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  19. Carry Out Some Research To Find Out What The Nutritional Standards Are. Do You Think That Such Standards Will Work? If So, Why? If Not, Why Not?

    These standards are as follows: * Fruit and Vegetables Not less than 2 portions per day per child, at least one of which should be salad or vegetables, and at least one of which should be fruit. * Oily Fish On the school lunch menu at least once every 3 weeks. * Meals should not contain more than two deep fried products in a single week. (Deep Fried Products eg chips, roast potatoes, other fried potatoes, garlic bread) * Processed Foods Should not be reformed/reconstituted foods made from "meat slurry".

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  20. Balanced Diet according to life stages

    Although it acts like breast milk, it does not provide the antibodies like it. Any other type of milk, such as cow's milk or any other dairy product should not be introduced until 1 year of age. A baby's kidneys are not as yet developed strongly enough to handle the high protein and mineral content fully until that age. The same applies to solid foods. Its strongly discouraged to introduce solid foods into the diet before 6 months because a baby is still developing their digestive system and cannot process solid foods initially.

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  21. Positve and negative effects of life events

    This realization could emotionally lead to sadness, and constant depression when faced with something that reminds them of their loss, affecting them negatively and socially. However, the positive effect of this could be managing to cope, even if achieved after a long while; he would learn new ways of how to deal with problems, and have a more optimistic angle to look at life. Secondly, Joe had an unexpected stroke after his wife's death, causing him to become physically unable.

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  22. Factors contributing to Well-being

    But, when a person doesn't feel good about himself or herself, he/she thinks of all the bad things about them and lack confidence in doing what they want to do. These people are often able to do many sorts of things (more than the positive people); it's just that they lack confidence. It's sort of giving up once and not trying again, because you know you won't succeed. It's like bringing yourself down. You look at others and compare yourself to them and think, "She got an A in Science, I didn't, I got an E.

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  23. P4: Explain potential differences in care needs of individuals at different life stages

    Finally our social care needs involve a person?s relationships and maintain health social relationships. It is important that all of these care needs are provided for people at different life stages for them to grow and develop as a healthy individual person. Combining these health needs together is known as catering for a person?s holistic needs. Each individual has basics physical needs. Everybody has the need for a healthy balanced diet and water. However, there may be differences to what a healthy balanced diet will be made up of regarding the age of a person.

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  24. Argyle's and Tuckman's Theories of Communication.

    communicate the certain information, for example if a doctor is telling a patient they are terminally ill they should say it in a gentle, caring tone and show that they care -Should I have used diagrams, charts, pictures or any other sign language for example if you are communicating with someone who has a speech, visual and hearing disability Step two-message coded The second step is that you need to code the message. You should think about what language you are going to talk to the person in and if they?re going to understand it, you also need to think about what barriers may affect the way you are going to put across this message.

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  25. Overall four health models have been justified and evaluated in whether they are able to explain the way people behave. Looking at the reaction we got from our posters the health belief model relates the most

    The health belief model has explained why some people do not use health services such as immunization and screening. The two behaviours that are seen in the health belief model are: A threat to their health is real and serious that the benefits to taking the suggested actions outweigh the barriers This model was used within our health campaign as we tried to show people that taking actions such as eating healthy would benefit them and overweigh the barriers such as money expensive, not being able to eat their favourite cakes. The health belief model follows five different concepts: Perceived susceptibility: People will not change their health behaviours unless they believe that they are at risk.

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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?
  • 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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