Communication is the art of exchanging information between two parties. The information is often in form of words, voice intonation and body language (Carson & Bain, 2008 pg 36). Effective communication does not entail talking only, but should also ensure the positive wellbeing of the agents that are linked towards the communication process (Cohen et al, 2010 pg 44). Professionals in the health and social care need to have effective communication skills for developing and maintaining positive and healthy social relationships and information sharing within the health care premises (Fairbanks & Candelaria, 2009 pg 132). Understanding effective communication and the interpersonal relation skills begins with knowing the contexts of communication, forms of communication, interpersonal interactions, communication and language needs which includes preferences (Mcsherry, 2012, pg 24).
E.g. poor housing and poverty are causes to respiratory problems and in response to these causes and origins of ill health. The socio-model aimed to encourage society to include better housing and introduce programmes to tackle poverty as a solution. the strength of socio medical - encourages people to live healthy lifestyles It looks at the cause of the illness and tries to change the factor that causes illness to prevent are occurrence instead of just sending the person away with a bottle of pills until next time the weakness of social models - is that It takes time to look for factors affecting the illness and a prevention to stop. The focus of these models is principally to explain why health inequalities exist and persist.
In the U.S., social factors are associated with lower overall health care usage and access (Shi & Singh, 2010). Inequality in access to health care is a somewhat of a repeated and recurring cycle involving all stages of life. Socioeconomic status is related to health and well being. People with higher incomes live in better homes and locations where they are less exposed to environmental risks
Name: Topic: Institution: 1. What are the social determinants of health? Social determinant of health are considered to be the social and economic conditions that are known to affect the community and people’s health. The conditions are formed by the amount of resources, power, and money that the people have, and they are further influenced by choice in policies. Social health determinants are known to affect factors related to health outcomes.
The topic of exploring determinants of health in action is important to fully understand the factors that influence an individual’s health and the impact they have on their life. By understanding the different components that make up the determinants of health, we can fully understand each individual’s health and quality of life. When learning about socioeconomic status and determinants of health, we can understand how they are interrelated and the effects that a high and low socioeconomic status have on an individual, and specifically on children. By learning the different determinants of health and the positive and negative characteristics due to the socioeconomic status level, we can connect how these vast differences impact children, and how to handle the complications as a nurse. The determinant of health socioeconomic status is defined as a measure of an individual’s economic and social position determined by their income, education and employment (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2008).
Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Legislation relating to general health and safety includes Health and safety at work act, control of substances hazardous to health (coshh), manual handling and personal protective equipment regulations. 1.2 The procedures help protect those in social care settings by identifying risks correct procedure for reporting incidents and communicating health and safety. 1.3 Social care workers responsibilities include taking reasonable care for your own and others health and safety, report potential and actual hazards and risks, take part in health and safety training and understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures. Responsibilities of the manager or employer include to provide safe place to work, assess risks and take action to reduce them, to provide training, to provide welfare and first aid facilities. Responsibilities of others include to understand health and safety procedures to take responsible care for their own and others health and safety.
Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible. So, it is very important for us to follow health and safety policies and procedures to eradicate risks from workplace and maintain safe working environment. how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care ?
| Understanding principles of health and social care practice | | | | | | | | Table of Contents Introduction: 2 Task 1.1 Principle of health & social Care to individual Support 3 Task 1.2 Procedures for protecting clients, patients and colleagues from harm: 3 Task 1.3 Benefit of Person-center approach: 3 Task 1.4 Ethical dilemmas and conflict in health & social care services: 4 Task2.1 Implementation of policies, legislation, regulations and code of practice in health and social care: 4 Task2.2 Development of local policy and procedure: 5 Task2.3 Evaluation of the impact of the policy, legislation, regulation and code of practices on organization policy and practice: 6 Task 3.1Explain the theories that underpin health and social care practice 6 Task 3.2 The significance of inter professional working 8 Task 3.3 using the nature - nurture debate and any other relevant theories, the likely impact of the social, and emotional developmental pattern 9 Task 4.1 Roles of Ward manager: 10 Task 4.2 Contribution of word manager on healthcare policy: 11 Task 4.3 Recommendations to increase contributions of word manager 12 Conclusion: 13 References 14 Introduction: Health and social care service has become a very important issue in the context of present social structure. Citizens are now much more concerned about their health issues and the social care services they are likely to get. Many of the countries are going with an aging population, so health and social care service has become a crucial issue to be provided. Thus knowing about the health and social care services, principles of these services, rules and regulations related with them and their implementation is very important. Task 1.1 Principle of health & social Care to individual Support Individuals are cared for in health and social care
Public Health and Health Policy Public health action aims to improve the health and well-being of the population, prevent disease whilst minimising its consequences, prolonging life as well as reducing inequalities in health (Orme et al 2003). In the context of public health, homelessness is a major social and public health issue affecting the wider population in the UK (Wilson & Mabhala, 2009), and stakeholders involved. This is due to the identifiable need for housing evidence by the number of people homeless, the various health issues related, including mental health, to homelessness and the risk it can have for public health that will be discussed in this essay. Homelessness is increasing over time and is thought to have implications for both the public health and the healthcare service, particularly as related to the hard to reach nature of this population (Babatsikou, 2010). As such, this essay will identify and discuss the health problems and health service issues associated with homelessness.