Health And Social Care Case Study

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Psychosocial assignment This assignment is going to be looking at an individual’s psychological, social and cultural needs and will be looking at ways in which they could be discriminated against and how this could be affecting them socially and psychologically and how they can be empowered to overcome this. It will also look at other psychological factors that could be affecting them and how this could be impacting on them and look at what types of healthcare professionals may be available to help them. It will assess their different health promotion needs and how these could be met. The character that has been chosen to write about from the scenario is Betty. Anti- discriminatory practice is when a difference in someone is identified…show more content…
These can be related to economic status, social class, health education, age and gender. However she may not seek medical advice or treatment because of the illness behaviours she has gained throughout her life. Illness behaviour focuses on people’s experiences, interpretation of and reactions to illness (Brooker & Waugh, 2007). Betty may not feel that any symptoms she may have of confusion or depression are worth seeking medical advice for but she would possibly seek help for pain relating to her recent fall. This would relate to Bettys ‘internal locus of control’ which is a term used to describe the beliefs held by people that they have the power to make health-related choices and to control their health behaviours (Hinote, 2007). Social class correlates with other aspects of a person such as income, housing, education and living environment. According to Naidoo & Wills (2000), people from lower social classes experience more sickness and ill health and that a person in social class I is likely to live around 7 years longer than a person in social class V. Despite living in a large detached house it is possible that Betty survives solely on a state pension or that her house was left to her through inheritance and she could therefore be living in relative poverty. Relative poverty is when someone’s way of life and income is much worse than the general…show more content…
It has highlighted several ways in which Betty can be empowered and how she can access certain parts of the multi-disciplinary team that may not have been offered during her hospital stay. It has also highlighted some of the services available within her community which are not healthcare services but that can enhance her health and strength preventing further falls and subsequent hospital stays. If Betty were to follow all of the advice given in this assignment she would be able to enhance her mobility and gain more independence which will enhance her mood and would re-establish the bond with her son William that seems to have deteriorated since her fall and recent spell of
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