UNIT 8; PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Description of Unit The aim of this Unit is to introduce the learner to the different psychological perspectives and to encourage the application of these approaches to the study of health and social care. The value of psychological studies to the understanding of health and social care will be examined. You will consider the meaning of the term ‘theories’ in the context of psychology and begin to appreciate the diversity of psychological theories. You will examine the principal psychological perspectives and then apply them to the health and social care sector in order to gain understanding of the potential value of psychology in these sectors. SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES To achieve this unit a learner must: 1.
Assignment 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Assignment composition Assignment overview In this assignment you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of health and safety in social care settings. You will demonstrate your awareness of the legislative framework, identify hazards and risks and how these can be minimised. You will demonstrate you have the knowledge and ability to support less experienced colleagues. You will research topical issues, examine incidents and make assessments of the appropriateness of the actions taken and you will prepare materials to enhance the safety awareness of others. Learners will benefit from undertaking practical courses relating to moving and handling, food safety and first aid.
In my writing I will discuss psychological approaches to health practice. The six psychological approaches that I will be discussing about namely are; Cognitive perspective, Social learning theory, Behaviourist perspective, Psychodynamic perspective, Biological, Humanistic perspectives.
The Caldicott Report set out general principles which should be used by health and social care organisations when reviewing use of service user information. Information: to share or not to share – Caldicott2 Review (2013) The Caldicott2 Review looked into the balance between protecting patient information and its sharing, to improve patient care General Medical Council – Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information (2009) The document outlines the parameters of a doctor’s duty to protect patient confidentiality. It highlights issues like: patients’ right to confidentiality; protecting information; sharing information with patients; the circumstances under which disclosure of information may be made (e.g. with the patient’s explicit or implied consent; those dictated by law; and disclosures in the public interest); disclosure after a patient’s death; and disclosure in relation to treatment sought by children and those who are mentally incompetent. NHS Code of Practice.
TASK 2 (P2) – Explain different psychological approaches to health practice. (P3) – Explain different psychological approaches to social care practice. Health practice is the act of a care professional that performs activities, methods and treatments in order to keep an individual health whether it is to do with diet, exercise, or bad habits such as smoking and excessive drinking. Social care practice is the act of a care professional that concentrates on and supports the social and personal needs of an individual. This can be shown with activities and methods such as counselling and therapy.
A Reflection on Interprofessional Education for Pre-Registration Health and Social Care Students The aim of this assignment is to explore and evaluate the necessity of interprofessional education (IPE) in relation to interprofessional collaboration (IPC) within health and social care provision. Having recently participated in a IPE module as part of my foundation degree program, I will use personal reflection in order demonstrate what I have learnt from the module and how significant I feel it is to the successful delivery of my course. I will begin by identifying the context and purpose of interprofessional collaboration using relevant, up to date literature to support my findings. I will examine the origins of IPE and analyse its effectiveness within health and social care education before going on to reflect on my personal experience of IPE. My reflection will include key themes such as effective team working and stereotyping followed by a summary of the main topics covered within the essay.
As a result of a need for positive regard from others the client can modify their behaviour. A client that may have been raised under oppressive conditions of worth would have learnt that their behaviour is only valued when it is agreeable to the expectations of significant others. if the counsellor can deliver unconditional positive regard accurately it can directly diminish such conditions of worth. Counselling is not the same as our daily lives, the challenge to the Person-centred counsellor is
It is therefore important for the carers to be aware of the individuals preferred method of communication and also to support the individual to use their preferred method. Individuals have the right to communicate through their chosen method and their choice should be acknowledged and respected by supporting them. The individual’s right are particularly important when using specific communication methods and language because it’s their major way of communicating their needs and preferences. Communication is a basic human right. Without communication the individual is unable to realise or exercise their rights.
When the therapist is able to show an empathetic understanding of what the client is experiencing, it helps the client have a better inner understanding as well. • Unconditional positive regard – Therapists must always maintain a positive and non-judgmental view of their clients. Rogers’ believed that conditional regard and support from others lead to some of the problems clients mostly experienced. When they felt accepted without conditions and the fear of rejection was no more there, clients could openly talk about their
It is especially important for the social worker to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users. By doing this the service user is made to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar surroundings. Also, that everything runs nicely and smoothly it is good to keep a formal and at times informal relationship with the service user. Also building trust is important as the service user needs to feel that they can rely on you as the social worker. Upholding public trust and confidence in social care service is especially important as you as the social worker need show and make a standard to allow the public to understand that the social care services are very trust worthy and there should be no worry when using them.