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  1. 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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  2. HRM 324 Module 2 Case Assignment

    Definition and Role of Job Analysis According to the HR Guide to the Internet (2001) job analysis is a process to identify and determine in detail the particular job duties and requirements and the relative importance of these duties for a given job. Job Analysis is a process where judgments are made about data collected on a job. The analysis looks at the areas of knowledge and skills needed by the job. This gives human resource professionals the details needed to recruit compensate and retain quality employees for a specific position.

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  3. HRM 324 Module 1 Case Assignment

    Human resource professionals understand the need to develop, manage, motivate, maintain and retain quality professional staff. This is why the role of the human resource professional is so critical to developing a culture that can enable a healthcare organization to meet its challenges Factors that Affect Recruitment of "In Demand" Employees In health care, pressure to increase salaries and benefits and to improve working conditions comes at a time when reduced revenues make cost containment critical. (Clarke 2000) Also according to Clark (2000), One reason the healthcare industry is behind other employers is that healthcare employers competed only among themselves for nurses and technical staff, and since most healthcare employers offered similar benefits and conditions, competition usually was based on salary.

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  4. Advantages and disadvantages of aromatherapy.

    Aromatherapy can help the majority of the population as it can help young children that suffer from any of the conditions listed above. Babies have also benefited from aromatherapy but the amount given to a baby must be always closely monitored in comparison to the babies age. It is also been seeing to be safe if used and if it is moderator. Aromatherapy uses many different methods to get the essential oils into the body. A massage with essential oils in carrier oil is one of the most popular but other methods are baths, vaporizers, inhalations, and scented compresses.

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  5. Supporting and protecting adults. There are numerous reasons as to why vulnerable adults may be abused or exploited, there are strategies that are used and put in practice to minimise risks of harm and abuse to vulnerable adults especially in care setting

    In order for adults to become resilient and empower their self confidence their self esteem must be raised and in order to allow this a supportive relationship must be provided. P3 All employees have a training session of which to identify signs and symptoms of abuse to vulnerable adults. Early identification would prevent a further abuse from occurring. There are many indications of abuse such as: * Injuries such as bruising, cuts or burns are all unexplained/suspicious injuries. * An injury for which the explanation seems suspicious or incompatible.

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  6. Advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture.

    It can also be used on people that already have disorder ''for example one 17 year old girl; diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis and headache said acupuncture was not painful and was very relaxing. Another 17 year old girl, who had endometriosis, said ''it definitely helped the pain, it really works and is not painful, and it brought my energy back''. Other 17 year old boy with pain and more problems remarked, ''it helped the pain. I tried a lot of treatments, this was the last resort but the best, I wish I had tried it first''.

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  7. Developing effective communication in health and social care settings. Examples of one-to-one and group communication.

    I asked him some questions relevant to the book to ensure that he fully understands what he was reading. Even though I could not understand him properly due to the noise in the back I figured out half of what he was telling me about the book. He actually had a fairly good idea about what the book was actually about because he has read it before. Listening to the Nicky helped his confidence level to build and to not be so shy anymore. I used eye-contact to help me listen and understand what Nicky was saying as this gave me an idea of how he felt towards reading the book.

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  8. P3- Describe the factors that may influence the equality of opportunities for individuals

    They believe that if some sounds ( Mantras) are repeated they can open up the mind. The words "Om mani padme hum" (meaning the truth at the heart of teaching or praise to the jewel in the lotus.) are repeated by ordinary Buddhists as much in the streets as they go about their daily lives as in Monastries and Temples These words are frequently inscribed on prayer wheels or written on banners. In Japan the word Amida is often repeated in prayer.

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  9. Man from Mars

    Christine describes the man as what her family would refer to him, "a person from another culture." Thinking that he is an international student, her immediate reaction is to give him "her official welcoming smile." Her smile implies a force of false emotions to appear warm and welcoming. When she speaks to the man Christine reduces her speech to simplistic over-exaggerated language indicating the low intelligence Christine believes the man to have. She makes sense of his actions through an ignorant belief that it is because of his culture he acts so different. When the man writes his name on a piece of paper and asks her to do the same, Christine thinks, "In his culture...this exchange of names on pieces of paper was probably a formal politeness, like saying thank you."

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  10. Diet quiestionairre

    I don't eat well enough or do enough exercise ? I feel ok with my diet and exercise ? I feel good about myself; making sure I eat right and maintain exercise ? I feel very healthy; I do plenty of exercise and eat a balanced diet ? During a typical week, how many times do you regularly exercise? 1 ? 2 ? 3 ? 4 ? 5 ? 6 ? 7 ? 8 ? 9+? What exercise do you take part in?

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  11. Child Obesity Who is to blame? When I interviewed my Head Teacher, he talked about how he would like to see the council bringing in rules forbidding the surrounding shops to sell food which doesnt comply with the schools healthy eating policy,

    Unlike in the past, people now eat what we call "convenience foods" these mostly have a high fat and salt content contributing to the child obesity problem, and a main reason that these foods are so popular is that nowadays we have the money to spend on these meals and in the past we didn't. Maybe the recent credit crunch will reduce the money we get in our hands dramatically and mean that it will tackle all sorts of problems in the world including child obesity.

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  12. 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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  13. Facts about Alcohol. Alcohol is a drug composed of ethanol; it has a quick affect on your mood.

    6. People drink alcohol, even though they know the risks, because it makes them feel happy and relaxed, also they like the taste and it is addictive. 7. Alcohol affects people by slowing their reaction times, and dulls their senses. It can also damage your liver and brain. 8. The current laws governing the consumption and sale of alcohol are: if you are going to be driving somewhere, then you are not allowed to drive if you have drunk more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

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  14. Vegetarian Diets

    Two negative environmental consequences come from this act- deforestation and soil depletion. "Since 1960, world demand for meat has doubled and in the developing world it rose twice as fast, doubling in the past 20 years. In response to this demand, 90% of Amazonian forest (10 million hectares) was converted to cattle-ranching between 1996 and 2006 (PlanetSave). Brazil is the world's number one exporter of beef and its motivation to cut down Amazon trees is a result of increasing world demand for beef.

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  15. OCR National Level 2 Travel & Tourism AO2 Facilities and meeting needs of customers

    Killerton house also offer a wide range of access for disabled people. These include a volunteer-driven buggy to take disabled drivers from the car park the house and garden. To get into the house there are three steps at the entrance but you can have a ramp at request. They also have a stairclimber to costume displays, and wheelchairs. In the shop they have a wheelchair lift to the upper level and the garden has gravel paths and grass. People travelling with babies 2.

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  16. OCR Level 2 National T&T Unit 4 Promoting travel and tourism AO2

    They take out adverts on heart fm the weeks before half term. They send press releases to the local media e.g. BBC, ITV and the local papers, express and echo, western story news, Exmouth journal, Plymouth herald. They invite journalists and reporters into the park to feature the pumpkin fest. Every week on the TV and i9n the local papers there is a 'what's on section' which will include the pumpkin fest. They use existing Crealy leaflets, theres a section in the leaflet that mentions the dates for the pumpkin fest. they use the existing leaflet as it is cheaper than making a brand new leaflet for the event.

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  17. Smoking ban coursework

    This may be the reason behind the government only decided to just having a ban in only public places. The British Medical Association has produced a piece titled 'behind the smokescreen: the myths and the facts' which supports the smokings ban. It states the 'facts' and 'myths' about different aspects of smoking e.g. Public opinion, enforcement and health and science. This source can definitely be trusted as the British Medical Association is a well known registered national association. This source can easily be labelled as biased as it gives only 1 view point e.g.

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  18. I have chosen homeless people as a vulnerable group. In this essay I am going to introduce homelessness and the issues concerned with homelessness. I am going to discuss their needs and what organisations are available to homeless people.

    Hidden homeless are people who are staying with friends or relatives and people who stay in institutional care and People who are at risk of becoming homeless are people who have accommodation but are at risk of losing there home due to economic difficulties (MacNeela, P). There is no simple explanation for why a person becomes homeless. There are four different categories which can cause people to become homeless. Structural causes include poverty, unemployment and housing issues. Institutional causes include institutional living for example foster or state care, prison and armed forces. Relationship causes include abusive relationships and family breakdown.

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  19. How healthy eating affects your lifestyle

    Water is very important for the body since it makes up on average 50 to 70 % of the body's weight. Water gives cells energy while cleansing and removing waste products from the body, the human body can only last for a short number of days without water before it will die of dehydration. A male should drink around 3 litres of fluid a day while a woman should drink around 2.2 litres of fluid daily. Fruit and vegetables should be consumed daily as they provide the body with required amounts of vitamins and nutrients needed such as vitamin C.

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  20. Research on Vegetarianism. Vegetarianism is a popular choice for many individuals and families. But parents may wonder if kids can safely follow a vegetarian diet and still get all necessary nutrients.

    They eat only plant food. They eat no flesh, no eggs and no dairy products. Some will eat honey but not others. * Lacto-Vegetarians: Lacto-Vegetarians will include dairy products into their diet or plant food. They eat no flesh of any kind. Their diet consists of fruit and vegetables and dairy products(vegetarian cheese only) * Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both eggs and dairy products. but does not eat beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind * Pesco-Vegetarians: pesco-Vegetarians will include fish into their diets along with their plant foods.

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  21. The human body is exposed to thousand of germs; however the body does not get ill from them because of the immune system which acts as the bodies defense against infectious organisms and other invaders.

    When a B cell is activated due to the exposure of an antigen it starts to form antibodies which then produce plasma cells and memory cells, memory cells are produced so they recognize the same pathogen in order to produce antibodies faster. Aantibodies are a type of protein in other words a molecule, its function is to recognise and engulf all the foreign antigens and destroy it before it leaves toxin in the body, antibodies are produced by the B cell.

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  22. Describe and attempt to analyse various factors effecting human growth and development (case study)

    According to Erikson (Gross, 1992, pp 628 - 629) in the infancy and childhood, a child starts to build trust and belief in surrounding environment that would guide him in the future. Furthermore, Bowlby and Ainsworth (Bowllby, Ainsworth, 1991, p 333) argued that attachment theory is "personality development based on the interaction of the child and the caregiver during infancy and early childhood". If the interaction is lacking or it is defective, it can have a suppressive impact on infant's mental health, including undermining resiliency and the ability to cope during childhood as well as in later life.

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  23. What Is Health?

    Sometimes a little unsuspected trigger for our emotions can bring up an illness. The Office for National Statistics (2001) reported that, mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental disorder in Britain. The recovery from mental disorder can vary from person to person ,but good, close relationship will make it substantially easier to get better, because 'Humans are social creatures with emotional needs for relationships and positive connections to others...'(helpguide.org). Even tough, mental and emotional health illness can affect any of us, there are little, but important, actions to take to help avoid disorder.

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

    Firstly, Anorexia Nervosa is perhaps most known eating disorder of all of them. People suffering from anorexia nervosa might have an appetite but have lost ability to satisfy it and start starving them self (Hall, Ostroff, 1999) People who suffer from anorexia nervosa have distorted body image when their see themselves being fat despite being dangerously underweight. This disorder usually develops over time and it affect women and girls as well as men and boys. Usually, Anorexia Nervosa starts in adolescence and affects about 1 in 250 females and 1 in 2000 males (NHS, 2009).

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  25. Positive And Negative Influences On Development

    Their social life may change dramatically they may gain new friends and therefore have a much bigger social life. They may have to sacrifice friends for their loved one and their social life may be less than before. The birth of a sibling can come unexpected especially if a child is not aware of what they are actually going to see. Intellectually a child may learn new jobs and help their parents do jobs for their new sibling. It can also affect them emotionally they may feel pleased and excited they have a new brother or sister, or they may feel threatened, jealous or as if they have been replaced by their sibling.

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