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  1. Discuss the care needs of people at different stages of life.

    Also they we learn how to solve their problem by their own and they will be better understanding. They will make their own decision most of the time, also they will be better thinking then before and speaks openly with their family. Emotionally and socially needs In childhood stage they still dependents on their parent to provide for them a stable, loving home for them and food. Adult need to make sure that they create physical and emotional safe environment.

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  2. Factors influencing self-concept. Within Marions case study, I have found that education factor influenced Marions self-concept. I think this because Marions is lacking confidence

    Age: Self-concept changes, as we get older we start to look at ourselves different from before. YOUNG CHILDREN: Younger children only know about a little description of themselves, like Gender, size, Hair colour etc. OLDER CHILDREN: Older children can provide much more detailed descriptions; hair and eye colour, address, shoe size etc. ADOLESCENTS: Self-concept can be explained in terms of beliefs, likes, and dislikes. ADULTS: Adults can explain themselves in terms of how there life is going and if it is going tough and their personality.

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  3. 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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  4. Describe different forms of abuse that may be experienced by vulnerable adults

    Physiological or emotional abuse Threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of social or any other form of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, or harassment with verbal abuse even prevention from receiving services or support. Financial or material abuse Theft, fraud or exploitation, being pressured into changing wills, property, or inheritance, misusing their of property, possessions or even stealing benefits. Neglect or acts of omission Ignoring their medical or physical care needs, preventing access to health, social care, or other services, even withholding the basics of life, such as food, drink, or heating.

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  5. Explaining the Importance of promoting equality

    Promoting these diverse cultures may aid with communication between people of different backgrounds and lifestyles, leading to better and greater understanding, knowledge and coexistence. Health and Care Settings There are many different Health and Social Car settings, there is residential care, day care, nursing care and domiciliary care. After working in day care for my placement, I have seen that it is important to recognise equality, especially with kids, you can be favourable to one, as the others will get jealous, but can also be applied to other social care settings.

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  6. Research Task Coursework

    Sweeteners are used as a replacement of sugar to make products sweet, as we aim to eat less sugar; many of us are turning to sweeteners. 4) Emulsifiers/thickeners/stabilizers aid in mixing ingredients together that would normally separate - (oil and water). 5) Flavour enhancers are used to bring out the flavour in a particular product without adding a flavour of their own and making the product more attractive. 6) Food colourings are used to make it more attractive. Otherwise we would have unattractive/unappetising looking sweets and white carrots and peas!

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  7. People Likely to Suffer from Depression

    Ultimately, the causes are not something the person can easily cope with. If problems are serious enough, or occur during and early enough point of life, it can result in major depression. Minor problems will cause a person to experience a short-term, less severe disorder (Hales, 101). For the argument of recognizing which people are likely to suffer from depression, it must be indicated which people have or are likely to experience a cause on the long list. For the first example, the loss of a loved one is a life-changing experience, and often times will take the joy out of life.

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  8. 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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  9. HSC socio-economic factors

    Clothing - Parents can afford to buy them designer clothing and footwear. Good mental health Travel - Parents are able to take them abroad for their summer holidays every year. Housing - Parents are able to afford a bigger house so children will be able to have their own room each. Education - Parents are able to pay for college or university. Diet - Not being able to buy the right foods due to low income. Having to buy cheaper brands, which are richer in fats and additives. These may fill you up but they are not healthy.

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  10. Identify and explain how development at each life stage can be positively and negatively influenced

    Children also spend time watching television, listening to radio and playing video/computer games. Children will be influenced by the things they see and hear through the media as well as their experiences within the home. Secondary Socialisation Positive development Negative Development Adolescence * Support * Advice * Encouragement * Courage * Trust * Belief * Conflict * Bully/Bullied * Bad habits * Being someone you're not * Pushover * Prevent reaching potential * Drink * Drugs * Cigarettes/smoking * Crime * Stress * Depression Secondary socialization refers to the process of learning what is appropriate behavior as a member of a smaller group within the larger society.

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  11. Health and Human Deveopment revision notes.

    Emotional Development - Changes in how you view and understand your emotions - Confidence - Self Esteem and self concept - Awareness and appropriateness of emotions in a range of settings - Managing moods and feelings and acceptable means of expression Intellectual Development - Changes in brain structure - Development of problem solving skills, logic & reasoning and abstract thought. - Understand and express thoughts - Knowledge and language - Creativity and imagination - Attention and memory Factors Affecting Development: > Genetic Factors 1.

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  12. Health revision notes. Nutrition, Health and Development

    This is a measure of how many years of life are lost due to disease, disability or injury. � Mortality (Death Rates) � Morbidity (disease, disability, injury) � Life Expectancy. This is the number of years a person can expect to live, from birth if the current death rates continue. � Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) This is the number of years a person can expect to live without reduced functioning due to poor health, � Burden of Disease (BOD)

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  13. GP codes of practice

    ?Listen to my clients and respect their views; Applied: If my client 1 is against the treatment suggested by the GP, he cannot go over my client's point of view; he must respect and not push it. For example, as it happened before when he suggested her getting an implant as a contraceptive method and my client opposed to it as she preferred to continue on the pill. ?Give my clients information in a way they can understand; Applied: Both my clients must be spoken to with appropriate language so that they will understand their conditions, therefore their respective GPs must avoid speaking in medical terms, so that the verbal communication used is always suitable for their understanding of it.

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  14. The Primary Trust that I work at called Oakdale Clinic . I have been asked to talk to you about the rights of individual service users using the facilities.

    An individual right is something that is entitled to you like: 1. To be respected - Accepting that other people have the right to an opinion or way of living which may be different to my own. > I would respect the patient's wishes on their general appearance and how their wish to live in the home. 2. To be treated as an individual - only being treated as one and not as a group. 3. To be treated in a dignified way - treat someone the way you would like to be treated.

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  15. Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care Nutrition P5

    Personal Hygiene � Catering staff must wear the uniform at all times when working in the kitchen � Jewellery and watches must not be worn because of the danger of e.g. beads may fall in to the food. � Outdoor clothing should not be worn under the uniform � Shoes must be kept clean and in good repair and should cover the foot adequately. � Uniforms provided must on no account be worn to and from work, although it is the responsibility of the staff to carry the uniform home for the purposes of laundering � Catering staff must practice good personal hygiene at all times.

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  16. Teen Pregnancy

    Smoking during a pregnancy can cause the baby to be extremely premature or the baby can be born with SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome. Premature babies can also have under developed organs and are more than 100 times as likely to die. Other problems that prematurity can cause include breathing problems, bleeding in the brain, vision loss and intestinal problems. During a pregnancy it is very important to have prenatal care and because of lack of money teens usually don't get the proper care they need.

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  17. 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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  18. The Impact of HIV

    This can lead to a higher risk of HIV transmission. Households coping with members who are sick from HIV or AIDS reduce spending on supplies even further. Taking care of a person sick with AIDS is an emotional strain for household members and on household resources. Loss of income, additional care-relates expenses and mounting medical fees push affected households deeper into poverty. Providing home based care can inflict demands on the physical, mental and general health of carers-usually family and friends of the sick person.

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  19. Indicators Of Physical Health

    One of them is in form of a graph. It is important to be realistic about these charts. The other two forms of these charts are tables. These tables take into account the person's frame size and build. If someone falls into the severely obese category, he or she is at risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis and other health conditions. Being under weight is a bigger problem. If you're underweight, you could be damaging your body in all sorts of ways. That includes a weakened immune system, fragile bones and a lack of energy.

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    nursing home should keep accident reports?, this is because doctors, family and friends need to know any incidents that might have happened to the service user. All accidents that occur in Greyfriers nursing home must be recorded. This is done to identify where and how risks arise, and to investigate serious accidents. The report also provides a formal record, so that if there are any consequences as a result of the actions taken. Also if any inspectors' come to Greyfriers nursing home they would wish to see these records when undertaking inspections.

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  21. Economic Equilibrium is Unamerican

    This policy is racist and is not the solution to the problem. Would you rather have a doctor who is hired because he is better a physician then the rest of the applicants, or would you rather have a doctor who was hired because of the color of his skin? This isn't the solution to the problem. The problem isn't racism its poverty. The problem of the wealth gap is not going to be solved by policies like affirmative action but rather changes in our economic and social structure. There gap is frightening, our country needs to move past this relationship between race and wealth.

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  22. Training programme

    Set your targets State what you hope to achieve by the end of your training programme. Consider stamina, strength, flexibility, speed. What skills in you sport do you hope to improve as a result of becoming fitter? I want to improve my score in the cooper run by 100m. I want to improve my score for the Illinois agility test by 3 sec. I want to improve my score in the N.C.F multi stage fitness by 0.2 levels. If my stamina was better I would be able to participate in my horse riding lessons for a longer amount of time without getting tired.

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  23. Jobs in health and social care section. The two job roles which I am going to research and describe are a GP and Receptionist.

    A compassionate GP will understand your suffering and empathise with you so does anything they can to relive you. If the GP is compassionate the patient will appreciate the medical advise and solutions more. 6. Good role model. A patient follows what their GP advises as they feel that they are professionally trained to help them. Hence, they need to be positive role models. For example if the GP is encouraging someone to stop smoking the GP should not themselves smoke. 7. Good teamwork skills. This is because if a GP has good teamwork skills they can understand the needs of staff which means that there is good communication.

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  24. Types of care

    As other brothers and sisters can stay too, for many parents this will be a rare occasion where the family can be together and actually relax. * Sometimes a child and young adult will come to Helen House or Douglas House on their own for a couple of days so that the family can have a break or spend some time with their other children. We ensure that the child or young adult in our care enjoys their stay as much as possible.

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  25. Describe in your own words: a) The biomedical model of health b) The socio-medical model of health

    This model is usually used in the western world. (a-Wikipedia, n/d) The socio-medical model of health The socio-medical model of health looks at how the environment and how the society around us affect the health and well-being of an individual. Factors such as the social class, occupation, education, poor housing, pollution and poor diet affect an individual. For example poor housing and poverty are more likely to cause respiratory problems such as asthma. In this case the socio medical model would encourage the society to include better housing and introduce schemes in order to tackle poverty as a solution to reduce the risk of any diseases.

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