These services include: Counselling and support, Rural and Regional Services, who provide information and raise community awareness, Social and Therapeutic Activities, Library and Information Service, Support groups, Safely Home, Younger onset dementia, Safe2Walk, and Every bloke needs a shed (National Demetia Helpline, 2013). Bibliography Bourgeois, M. H. (2009). Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach. New York: Psychology Press. Brooker, D. (2006).
Social Influences on Behavior Social influences on behavior This paper will attempt to explore and explain basic concepts of human interactions regarding a perspective on psychology and examples given regarding how human behaviors change based on different social situations, including specific behaviors, environments in which the behaviors occurred, associated phenomenon associated with behaviors, and if the behavior exhibits any necessary therapeutic intervention. Social Influences on Behavior Social psychology and sociology are very similar and travel the same path. Conformity may make a new situation easier and combining the identity to a group is a social identity theory. An individual’s behavior often changes by changing the individual’s environment or group setting. Humans crave social interactions; to withhold social interaction is a squandered effort.
Let me begin by looking at the key words that make up the word social constructionism; social and construct. Social refers to interacting with other people and living in communities whereas construct refers to perception of an individual, group or an idea constructed through cultural or social practices (“Reference of Terms”, 2015). Hence, social constructionism, a postmodernist phenomenon, examines the development of jointly constructed understanding and meaning of the self and the world. It assumes that understanding, significance and meaning are not developed within the individual but in relation to or in coordination with other human beings (“Social Constructionism”, 2014). Unlike essentialism and structuralism views, social constructionism seeks to explain people as socially constructed beings who derive meaning of their lives through their interactions in social institutions like culture, politics, religion, family and with other human beings.
“The social model of disability locates disability not within the individual disabled person, but within society” (French, 2004, p. 265). Drawing upon the academic writing of disabled people and others, as well as the case study, first describe the social model of disability and then discuss its relevance to the practice of therapists. The social model of disability promotes equality, dignity, independence and choice of disabled people focusing attention on the idea that impairment itself is not a limitation, it is a barrier within society which disables and prevent people from fulfilling their potential. Therefore in this essay I am going to describe social model of disability viewing disability in terms of environmental, attitudinal and structural barriers, explaining how these barriers may become limitations for disabled people. In the first part of the essay I will define social model of disability and explain how this model can change disabled people’s views relating to their own disability.
CONSTRUCTING QUESTIONNAIRES BASED ON THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOUR A MANUAL for HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCHERS Authors: Jillian J Francis, Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston, Anne Walker, Jeremy Grimshaw, Robbie Foy, Eileen F S Kaner, Liz Smith, Debbie Bonetti Centre for Health Services Research University of Newcastle 21 Claremont Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA United Kingdom May 2004 ISBN: 0-9540161-5-7 Funded by the European Union: Contract number QLG4-CT-2002-00657 ReBEQI WP2 Theory of Planned Behaviour Questionnaires: Manual for Researchers FOREWORD This manual is a response to a request from health services researchers wishing to predict and understand behaviour, in particular, researchers throughout the European Union involved in the ReBEQI project (Research-Based Education and Quality Improvement). It is based on a psychological model of behaviour change, the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB; Ajzen, 1988), which evolved from the Theory of Reasoned Action (Fishbein, 1967) and is designed to assist psychologists and nonpsychologists involved in health services research to produce an effective questionnaire to measure the TPB constructs. Advice from the TPB literature (e.g. Ajzen, 1988; Conner & Sparks, 1995; Godin & Kok, 1996) has been integrated, resulting in a guide to writing questionnaires that is based on current practice among TPB researchers. Questionnaires based on the TPB can be used to investigate the attitudes and beliefs underlying health-related behaviour.
DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia by Gaël Romanet Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia Page 1 of 46 Source: gaelromanet.com/DEM308.pdf DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia by Gaël Romanet Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Tutor Name: Akua Quao Unit DEM 308 Thursday 12th September 2013 Release Date: 20/08/2013 23:18 Assignment task – DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia Unit purpose and aim This unit provides the underpinning knowledge required to develop therapeutic relationships with individuals with dementia based on positive interaction and communication. It does not assess competence. Page 2 of 46 Source: gaelromanet.com/DEM308.pdf DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia by Gaël Romanet Task ① Understand that individuals with dementia may communicate in different ways • Explain how individuals with dementia may communicate through their behaviour • Give examples of how carers and others may misinterpret communication • Explain the importance of effective communication to an individual with dementia • Describe how different forms of dementia may affect the way an individual communicates Task ② Understand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia • Give examples of positive interactions with individuals who have dementia • Explain how positive interactions with individuals who have dementia can contribute to their wellbeing • Explain the importance of involving individuals with dementia in a range of activities • Compare a reality orientation approach to interactions with a validation approach Task ③ Understand the factors
For example it focuses on which type of dementia it is and how it can be treated. 2.2) The social model of dementia focuses on the individual person and their feelings, preferences and needs rather than the dementia itself. 2.3) Treating dementia as a disability allows you to think about how you can adapt the care to meet the different needs of each person with dementia. This helps you to think of a person with dementia as an individual first and then you to help them with anything where the dementia disables them. It is important to encourage to maintain independence.
(2013). Retrieved from http://watsoncaringscience.org/about-us/caring-science-definitions-processes-theory This is a website that discusses the 10 caritas of Jean Watson concepts in the Watson’s Caring Science Institute that was founded by Watson in 2008, to help many nurses to understand and demonstrate a caring work ethic to patients. The 10 Caritas are by Jean Watson: 1. Embrace altruistic values and Practice loving kindness with self and others. 2.
2.2 Outline the social model of dementia. The social model is personal centred. It recognises the person for who they are, rather than their condition. It focuses on promoting independence, giving choice and rights that the individual has. 2.3 Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability.
(2008). Employer adoption of evidence-based chronic disease prevention practices: a pilot study. Retrieved November 10, 2010, from http://www.cdc.gov/PCD/issues/2008/jul/07_0070.htm Geyman, J.P. (2005). Myths and memes about single-payer health insurance in the United States: a rebuttal to conservative claims. International Journal of Health Services, 35(1), p. 63–90.