Health and Social Care Unit 8 Outcome 9

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Outcome 9.1 Indicators of stress can manifest as disturbances in sleep patterns, or changes in normal appetite. Feelings of anxiety or loss of concentration as well as a quick temper or irritation when you would usually be quite calm and collected. A low tolerance of disruption like noise. One or more of these could indicate that you are stressed. Emotionally stress can cause people to feel – • tense, uptight and angry • depressed, anxious, tearful, worthless • unable to cope, concentrate or make decisions • tired and stretched to the limit • uninterested in anything • can bring on asthma attacks. Physical stress can cause people to feel – • tension in the muscles • headaches • high blood pressure, heart attack, stoke • ulcers • increases in infections such as colds and cold sores. Outcome 9.2 If I’m put under pressure to get something done I can sometimes work better and produce a better quality of work. However, it is a fine line between a healthy stress and then feeling like I can’t cope. When I get stressed due to lack of sleep or I have had a very long day I can find myself feeling tense with a pounding head ache. I can also feel tearful, especially when over tired. I can get very angry and uptight and will usually take this out on family rather than at work. I also suffer from colds – one after the other. Knowing these signs and symptoms though, I can step back and take a look at what is causing the stress or anxiety and deal with the problem rather than the symptoms. Outcome 9.3 Lack of time off. I should get every second weekend off however due to the nature of the post I have to cover calls if need be to ensure the safety of the customers. This means that I seldom get my days off and have to work many weeks without a day off. The working day is also long as I have to be up early to cover calls in the
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