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    This essay will attempt to discuss the importance of safer s*x health education and the importance of health promotion in this area.

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    Freedom from fear, shame, guilt, false beliefs and other physiological factors inhibiting s****l response and impairing s****l relationships. Freedom from organic disorders, disease and deficiencies that interfere with s****l and reproductive functions ". This definition appears to focus on the positive elements of a s****l being with an element of negativity surround "disorders and disease". The author has recently completed a placement a Watford general hospital and was given the opportunity to visit the Genito-urinary medicine clinic and observe the nurses giving advice and treatments to patients and was able to gain a better understanding into the specific role that they perform.

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    Describe any one approach to identity. Discuss how this approach can help to explain the identities of people with disabilities.

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    Therefore, does not take into account when a person becomes disabled succeeding adolescence. Tajfel's Social Identity Theory allows for a significant change in any stage of life and could well have been a good choice of an approach to identity for the purpose of this essay. However, I think that the criticism of this particular theory is that it could be seen to trivialise major social differences, such as disability, due to it being based on laboratory-based studies from simplified social processes.

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    Health And Social Care A01 Unit 2 Communication

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    Written communication is central to somone working within a care setting, as in care work there are always writen records to support any treatment or decision authrozied by the service user as these could be proven useful at a later date. The rules of governing writing are different compared to oral communication. In a health care setting accuracy and darity is exteremly important, as many people know, when having a conversation with someone then repeating to someone else some

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    Critical Success Factors of e-prescribing.

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    Decision support aids the clinician by allowing the most appropriate drug to be selected for the patient's condition. It also has the potential to warn the patient about allergies, potential drug interactions and ensure that medication doses are correct, in relation to the patients height, weight etc. Administration The administration element of electronic prescribing software assists nursing staff to correctly distribute drugs and therapies to inpatients. As a result it completes the electronic medication record and permits the removal of drug charts.

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    Poverty and healthcare.

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    Poverty is used here to indicate a fixed and minimum set of basic resources which all individuals are said to require in order to physically sustain life. This definition however, appears rather narrow in relation to social problems as highlighted by Bephage (1997), who argues that what is considered as basic needs in one society, may not always be appropriate in another society, because cultural needs differ according to the society lived in. Relative poverty which is given as an alternative to absolute, according to Bephage (1997)

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    Critically Assess Sociological Explanations for Inequalities in Health by Gender

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    This is probably because women are more sensitive to the symptoms of illness and family health. It is much easier for the women/mother to see their GP than a man because generally their partners are the full-time worker, which makes it harder for them to see a doctor. Women are more likely to be labelled by their GP when it comes to psychiatric diagnoses. Szasz(1966) argues that such labels are confusing, e.g. the label of 'clinical depression' may disguise the fact that someone is very miserable The approach further suggests that the statistics could also be wrong because of the lifestyles that men are socialized into.

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  7. Health notes. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has narrowed its search down to three potential chronic conditions which include: asthma, arthritis, or depression. Before one specific disease domain can be talked about, some background on the pre

    of disorders which affects the joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, and other components of the musculoskeletal system (ASC, 2012). Even though it is non-life-threatening, arthritis affected approximately 4,451,557 million people in the year of 2010 - 1,706,044 million being male and 2,745,513 million being female, in total affecting 13.1% of Canada's entire population during the year (Statistics Canada, 2010). The values include males and females from the age group of 15 - 65 and over. Arthritis being quite common among the elder population, depression follows and has a greater toll on a wide range of populations among Canadians. Depression, in simple words can be described as the "ups" and "downs" in the daily lives of people (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2012).

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  8. Presbyopia and Progressive Powered Lenses.

    Progressive lenses should not be referred as multifocal lenses as they are not actually multifocals. They are, however, closely related to multifocals and are designed for the same people. International and Australian standards both indicate that a progressive is not a multifocal. (D. Wilson, 1999, p.77). However, as the British Standard states, it is a "special type of multifocal lens", which can be also classified as a varifocal lens. The advantages of progressive lenses are that they look like normal single vision lenses.

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  9. Discuss the importance of nutrition for health. It is the academic controversy surrounding what nutrients in the diet cause obesity and the consequences thereof on the adult population of the United Kingdom (UK) that will be focused on here in more depth

    that will be focused on here in more depth. Defining obesity is not straightforward. As Webb (2008) infers body fat is troublesome to measure accurately. It is for this reason, he claims, that the Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most accepted determiner of obesity. The BMI takes into account not only a person's weight but also their height. Williams (2001) states that obesity in the medical sense is a clinical term for excess fat accumulation commonly applied to persons who are at least 20% above a desired weight for their stature. The World Health Organisation (WHO)

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  10. In this assignment underage smoking will be discussed in detail and National and local health priorities will be identified in relation to children's nursing. Provision of current programmes will be noted and their effectiveness explored together with an

    (Muller 2007) Routine smoking can harm the growth of the lungs in children and young people, if this is not addressed, this could lead to the adolescent having to take a considerable amount of time away from school as a result. According to the Office for National statistics (2006) 11-15 year olds are smoking more regularly -equivalent to more than quarter of a million and among the ages of 16-19 year olds, it equates to three quarters of a million for this age group.

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  11. Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea in the United States. It is also a major cause of gastroenteritis as well. Although gastroenteritis associated with rotavirus is not usually fatal in the United States, it can be extremely fatal in developing c

    In both underdeveloped and developed nations, rotavirus is a major cause of gastroenteritis in young children and infants. Almost all children contract rotavirus by the age of 3. Although rotavirus can be contracted at any age, children between the ages of 6-24 months are the most at risk. This is because maternally acquired immune factors typically disappear around 5 months of age. In fact, 75% of hospitalizations involve children under 24 months of age. The most dangerous rotavirus infection is usually an infant's first rotavirus infection. Rotavirus infections in adults have been reported widely as well. Cases of Rotavirus infection have been reported amongst hospital employees, military personnel, cruise ship and travel personnel, and restaurant patrons.

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  12. GM foods

    that have had their genome altered through genetic engineering". For example, a hormone has been shown to boost milk production in cows by up to 25 percent and help normal salmon arrived at mature weight in 10-12 months instead of 3-4 years (David Krogh, 2001, p.297). In brief, genetic modification is a special set of technologies that alter the genetic makeup of such living organisms as animals, plants, or bacteria. 2.2. The impacts of genetically modified foods to agricultural products Firstly, advocates of genetic engineering believe the advances being made with regard to GM foods offer a way to quickly improve crop characteristics.

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  13. Home care workers pay an important part in the delivery of care services today. Do their status and training reflect this importance?

    The cost of care was funded by taxpayers and the care was provided by paid workers. In practice, institutional care was under-funded and it only provided a minimum of care under very poor conditions. The NHSCCA 1990 intended for closing down large-scale institutions and bringing support services into the community. The aim was to enable people in need to remain in their own homes and to enable their families to provide the care. So, as well as meaning care provided outside institutions, community care came to mean in addition that the family is the best place for care, for adults and children, and services should be geared to support family care.

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  14. How the communication cycle is used to communicate in difficult, complex and sensitive issues

    According to Piaget Infants are driven to explore the world by their congenital reflexes which they are born with. Within this stage there are 6 sub- stages throughout. Piaget believed that it was in the 8-12 month stage that object permanence developed within a child. Piaget did a test on infants where he used an attractive toy. After showing it to the infant he would then cover it with a beret to see if the infant would search for the toy. He noticed that infants younger than 6 months did not look for the toy and came to the conclusion that infants don't understand that even though an object cannot be perceived it still exists (object permanence).

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  15. Naturopathic Medicine

    The fourth principle, "Treat the Whole Person", emphasizes the instability of health must be handled comprehensively, rather than as a portion or individually. The fifth principle, "Doctor as a Teacher", indicates the accountability that naturopaths hold to educate their patients and further sanction them and to become responsible for their own wellbeing. Finally, the sixth principle of "Disease Prevention and Health Promotion" accentuates on taking action depending on projected problems according to existing disparities, genetic vulnerability and other lifestyle decisions (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, 2010).

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  16. Nutrition

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  17. The Role of Biomedical Scientists in Modern Healthcare.

    It is crucial not to make any errors within the tests as the treatment for the patient will be then incorrectly decided. The demand of biomedical scientists increases to the developing and changing clinical medicine as they are required to "screen, maintain and improve human health" (IBMS, 2010). This essay aims to provide different aspects regarding the importance of biomedical scientists. The specialist clinical areas where a biomedical scientist could prosper include pathology: cytology, clinical chemistry, haematology, histopathology, immunology, medical microbiology, transfusion science.

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  18. Evaluate two perspectives on the psychology of s*x and gender. What can these perspectives tell us about what it is to be a man or a woman?

    An area that has been researched is the physical characteristics of humans and in a small proportion of cases it is unreliable. The physical characteristics e.g. sexing of humans is not as straight forward as it appears; although from the observation of the anatomical characteristics of a neonate has been more than 98 per cent reliable (Holloway, Cooper, Johnston and Stevens, 2003), the mechanical pressures of v*****l birth and hormones produced by the mother can cause swelling of areas around the genitalia of the baby which can lead to the wrong sexing.

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    Socialisation in sociology

    Socialisation begins at birth and continues throughout life. Socialisation is deliberate when individuals are told what to do or how to act. Much socialisation is indirect and simply learned by being with other people. The family is a principal agent in socialising a child. This called the general social theory. Berger and Luckmann argue that we are each born into an objective social structure, a network of relationships existing before birth and people who are responsible for us, such as our parents are responsible for our socialisation, (Berger and Luckmann,(1967), P:155 The family conditions and is where; most children learn speech, basic health and hygiene, eating habits, beliefs, and a prescribed set of core family values.

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    This essay will critically analyze Health care policies and the changes that took place between the 1940s to the present day, and how they dramatically altered the way in which health care was provided.

    Based on economical recommendations of John Maynard Keynes whom was one of the founding fathers of the welfare state, the National Health Service was created in 1948. Bevan who was also a major contributing founder of the welfare state, had as an ideal at the start (Baldock et al, 2005)of the NHS for it to be "a service that would be founded through taxation, reflecting ability to pay, with an element of contribution through national insurance. Private practice would continue, but universalizing the best in the NHS would give people little incentive to pay privately".

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  21. Case study. The focus of the report will be on young males aged 15-24 in Australia. Young males may experience more road traffic accidents than young females as a consequence of their risk taking attitudes that may cause to unintentional road injury

    This report describes unintentional injury by firstly illustrating risk taking behaviour and novice drivers. This is followed by a discussion about the combination strategy of education and parents support may help to promote government policy in preventing and reducing road traffic injury for young males. Risk taking behaviour and novice drivers Firstly, risk taking behaviour is one of the main factors of road accident cases in Australia among young males (Fernandes & Hatfield 2006, p. 28). Young males may aggressively seek out risk because they want to look for new situations and experiences to maintain a heightened rate of physiological arousal (Kedves 2008, p.2).

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  22. Critiques of five papers on the problems of aging published in Australian journals.

    The results revealed that, independence emerged with empowerment; elderly are concerned about financial and emotional security then future care. Many of the participants want to learn more about what they know; where as some are interested in new things. Subjects were worried about the environment they live in as they had bitter taste in age care facility previously. Though the older people were disappointed with the facilities they receive now, they are not worried about health and fitness but need support from family and friends. The possible audience are researchers, health professionals and general public. Though the researchers were funded from governmental organisations, there was no bias found.

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  23. Use sociological explanation for health inequalities to explain the patterns and trends of health and illness in three different social groups.

    Health is therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living; it is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities." This definition has been viewed from many different perspectives. Everyone is unique so the term "health" is a concept that varies from person to person and from one society to another. We all have our own personal views of being healthy. Many view health as being free of disease and illness and that as long as you are or feel "alright" you are healthy, but being "alright" does not mean being entirely without illness or disease.

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  24. Occupation, Interaction and Performance essay

    She also encourages the client to continue by saying phrases such as 'go on'. Another tool that the therapist uses is to paraphrase what the client is saying. The tone that the therapist uses throughout the interview is also very important, due to the fact that different tones can provoke different reactions. According to Purtilo and Haddard (2007) tone can give several means to the same words. The therapist acknowledges that the tone used is important and therefore is careful to use a tone that is friendly and open, so as to have a successful interview with the client.

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  25. Reflective Essay

    According to research by Tuckman (1965) groups go through several stages when presented with a group work task. These are forming, storming, norming and performing. These steps describe the process gone through in order to complete a task from the beginning of the group (forming), to the thinking up of idea (storming) to the stage where the group members become used to each other and are able to do the task (norming), to the final stage where the task is finished and carried out (performing).

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"From caring comes courage."

-Lao Tzu

If you're a warm, practical person who has always been interested in protecting the most vulnerable, then a university degree in health care could be a good next step for you. There are a number of specialties to choose from, including cardiac physiology and audiology, or you can opt for a more general degree like Health and Social Care. Health care degrees are vocational in nature, so many will include hands-on experience within the three year structure.

Students of health care should be prepared to write eloquently on a range of issues within health policy and social care, especially for the more theoretically inclined degrees. If you need help with the written portion of your coursework, visit Marked by Teachers' collection of student-submitted essays on subjects allied to medicine. Study the teacher-marked examples, and before you know it, you'll be able to re-shape your own work into something excellent.

Due to the vocational nature of the degree, most graduates from will seek out care jobs, although some may go on to use their skills for roles withinresearch, consulting, teaching and management.


Conclusion analysis

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  • Identify the kinds of information that a frontline manager needs to carry out their role. Discuss some of the issues that they will need to handle to be effective when managing information

    "Conclusion It is clear from working on this assignment and within health and social care that a great deal of a manager's time is taken up with dealing with information. In the course reader (Mintzburg, (2003), p.291) Mintzburg identifies, during a study on this subject, that a chief executive could spend 40% of their time on duties associated with the transmission of information, I feel that this percentage could actually be higher for frontline managers. It is also clear that soft, informal information can be just as important as hard, more formal information and that both are needed to do the job of managing successfully. However, all information can become muddled, can be mismanaged and can be abused. A great deal of power comes with the holding of information and a manager needs to have good ethics in order to deal with information in the correct way. All health and social care workers, at every level also need these good ethics as information can be abused by anyone, not just managers. Health and social care still needs to move forward with regard to information technology and the use of databases but still needs to be mindful of the fact that we work with people rather than machines. We also need to be more forthcoming with regards to training in these areas."

  • Identify a health issue related to module content and discuss its impact on an individual/group from biological, social and psychological perspective. Discuss strategies to overcome the problem.

    "In conclusion it can be seen that alcohol produces a range of biological, psychological and social effects in adolescents. These effects combined with an individual's underlying personality and immediate environment can result in antisocial behaviour. There is clearly a need for more research on the effectiveness of prevention programmes if a national strategy is to be developed. The research into the effectiveness of brief interventions is encouraging and therefore Health Care Professionals should give out appropriate advice to at risk patients whenever possible."

  • Review and discussion of 1993 meeting between the United States President Bill Clinton and Italian Prime Minister Carlo Ciampi to discuss US-Italian cooperation on a variety of domestic and international affairs.

    "In conclusion, the Italian and American Constitutions created provisions limiting authoritative and centralized rule but, also, hindering massive national welfare programs like health care. The nature of limited government makes implementing large welfare overhauls difficult because representative governments open the doors to a variety of different interest groups. Furthermore, the legislative process in such governments creates systems prone to inefficient compromises. Large welfare programs such as national health care are marked by their need to be well organized and planned out, and such compromises too often impede such meticulous arrangements. Other political institutions further cramp the legislative process, like the party systems, lobbying, and regionalism. Simply stated, the nature of health care butts heads with the nature of weak, decentralized governments found in Italy and the United States. Despite their countless historical and cultural differences, Italy and America fall victim to a common enemy when it comes to significant health care reform: themselves. Without changing their institutions that impede comprehensive national welfare program legislation and implementation, meaningful advances to both their health care systems is doomed."

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