Difficulties in measuring health It is always important to quote the source of the data, when referring to statistics and should be treated with caution. Moreover, they should be collected from official sources may not offer an accurate picture of patterns of health and illness. For instance, some people may visit the doctor even though they may not be very ill, and on the other hand some people who are actually ill may not visit the doctors. There are the same symptoms for different diagnosis, so therefore doctors may give a different diagnosis than what you actually have. Ken Browne (2006) provided a useful framework to explain this problem.
Many healthcare workers view this practice as invasive and degrading to the dying or critically ill patient, while others view it as an attempt to satisfy family members and the governing healthcare statutes. This debated practice could be eradicated by the use of advance directives, stricter clinical guidelines, and improved communication and information provided to family members; thus assisting them to make informed decisions regarding their loved ones healthcare (Kelly, 2007). I will explore both realms of this expanding practice and further discuss ways to eliminate situations that warrant the practice of slow codes. “A nationwide survey showed that 80% of people believed that acute hospital care for terminally ill and dying people needs improvement because many patients do not die a dignified death” (Kelly, 2007 p. 110). This arouses the topic of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the practice of slow codes.
These can help hinder her behaviour as well as reinforcing her to stop Encouragement from family; friends and co-workers can give her extra support whilst giving her positive reinforcement. By Wendy controlling the reinforcements which are the responses to her behaviour she is shaping her behaviour. This is known as behaviour modification, shaping behaviour can be achieved by reinforcing Reponses to help her build up her desired behaviour. Conclusion I noticed that classical and operate conditioning could be used to solve several situations that a individual may have in relation to the health and social care
Professional counselors also need to consider how issues such as race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, family structure, trauma, and sexual and gender orientation affect a client’s presenting concerns and what impact these variables have on the acceptability of , and the access to, counseling (Erford, 2010). Clients are being misdiagnosed due to managed health care guidelines. According to Braun and Cox (2005) managed care guidelines determine whether and how counselors deliver services and whether services are reimbursable. When insurance reimbursement is denied because managed care
The course has helped me develop skills in building relationships with residents, only by knowing the person, there values, beliefs and interests can we deliver quality care. Caring abilities gained such as awareness, observing and empathy being able to put myself in that position and think” how would I feel if that was me?” Communication and reflection are very important tools in the role of a care assistant, being able to communicate at a professional level with co-workers is vital and reflecting on the day will be invaluable, looking at what happened and how we can improve will help me become a better care assistant. Completing my level 5 in healthcare support will help me develop these skills and with this comes self-confidence, being confident will make me a better care assistant. Reference Kirby, P. et al (2003) Building a Culture of Participation: Research Report. London: Department for Education and
Principals of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Task A Ai - Aix) When working in social care you may come across situations where some are people at risk of or are being abused by the people who are suppose to be caring for them. You need to know what signs to look for and how you can help stop and protect these people from further abuse. Lets look at types of abuse and signs and symptoms to identify. Type of abuse Physical abuse When a social worker or carer physically hurts or harms the person they care for or are responsible for. Sexual abuse Sexual activity is abusive when consent is not given freely.
In this essay, i am going to explain the role of supportive relationships in reducing the risk of abuse and neglect, discussa range of ways in which practitioners build relationships and promote the rights of people using services in order to minimise the risk of abuse taking place. And then finally, I will evaluate the role of multi agency working to reduce the risk of abuse to adults. Supportive relationships are formed by the health care professional showing empathy towards a service user. This means putting yourself in someone elses shoes and trying to understand the service users situation for example, if the health care professional is giving the service user some bad news. Empowerment is also key when trying to form supportive relationships
Medication will also be recorded so as not to give out the wrong dose. Provide evidence of care required, intervention by nurses or doctors and patient or client responses. Provide a baseline record against which improvement or deterioration may be judged. Show evidence of on-going assessment and treatment and reasons for carrying it out. Discuss and agree with service users what they are going to record about them.
• The equality Act 2010- The Equality Act came into effect in October 2010. Discrimination occurs because of age, disability, race, sex or sexual orientation. Discrimination could affect your ability to work, get involved in activities or use services that should be available for everyone. • The health and social care Act- Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of a social care worker in relation to handling information ii) When you have legal requirements and codes of practise they can both be used as helpful guidelines but can also be potential barriers. For example information should not be given out to anyone who isn’t involved.
Examples of what Day care centres offer include activities to improve personal skills, social groups, tea parties and also free nutritious meals. Day care programme are designed to promote wellbeing and prevent issues such as feelings of worthlessness and loneliness. Elderly individuals can turn up and socialise with other service users. These centres not only improve the lives of old people but also, it means that the full time carers (who may be family members) can also take a break from caring duties , reassured that their loved ones are in a loving and safe environment for a few hours. There are also day centres for young children whose parent or parents can’t look after them due to being in full time jobs.