Paul Rees Unit 4222-258 Describe how a range of factors have a negative and positive impact on individuals with sensory loss. There are many different facts that can have a impact on people with sensory loss. Communication and awareness play big roles in the impact. They may find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing and mobility. Hobbies and interests can have negative impact on their lives.
d) Social exclusion Often, people with mental health problems feel cut off from other people, including family, friends and neighbours. It's important to listen to what they’ve got to say and to let them express themselves without interrupting or offering your opinion. e) Positive impacts Often, mental illness takes away the positive aspects of the individual’s life and needs the help of professionals, family and friends for support and help.xploitation or abuse. c) The impact of using services Q3. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on those in the individual’s familial, social or work network including: a) Psychological and emotional The individual may feel a multitude of negative emotions and find themselves going on a downward spiral, which makes the condition worse.
Someone with dementia may forget to go to the toilet or even forget where the toilet is and may even have lost the ability to tell when they need the toilet. If carers are not sensitive to this and do not give reassurance that everything is ok, it can make them feel sad and ashamed. Always let the resident know exactly what you are doing, why and when to reassure them they are safe. If they say something you know to be ‘untrue’, do not argue, or challenge, try to divert their attention, change the subject, all the time maintaining respect for the person. Allow them to think their thoughts and just go along with it.
And sometimes when you suffer from this disabilities, people are easily judge you in a way that they try to seclude you or belong you to have a below average intelligence and assume that you can not do or think the same as other people. In the other hand there is also positive impact of this disability because help is always at hand, aids and benefits are available to support you and some opportunities to have a better outlook in life is be presented. 2. Identify steps that can be taken to overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss In my own opinion, the thing that can overcome factors that have a negative impact on individuals with sensory loss is to first recognize what is the problem and try to acknowledge or seek help. Like for example if an individual suffers from blindness, the person should open himself for treatment, that he/she should seek help to correct the problem.
Unit 4222-258 – Introductory awareness of sensory loss A person with sensory loss will have problems receiving or interpreting information coming to them through one or more of the five senses. There are many factors that have an impact on individuals with sensory loss apply to all types of sensory loss. The factors that might have an impact on individuals with sensory loss are: • The person’s own beliefs about sensory loss, as wells as general health and abilities • Others’ attitudes and beliefs about people with sensory disabilities • Whether symptoms are noticed or ignored • Presence or lack of diagnosis of problems • Presence of lack of appropriate support services • Whether there is staff training in general or particular support skills • Availability or lack of appropriate support by carers in the person’s home environment • Whether there is appropriate support outside in society Many factors can have a positive or negative impact on the person with a sensory loss. The negative factors and the potential impact on individuals with a sensory loss are: • Having an attitude of ageism/disablism – sensory loss is expected and carers believe the condition won’t improve so it is assumed to be an untreatable part of an existing condition. The individual may have lived with untreated loss for so long that they are unwilling to undergo assessment or treatment • Lack of person-centred care – sensory loss is not noticed, or noticed but not properly diagnosed • Seeing individuals only in terms of present or past conditions – this is known as ‘Diagnostic overshadowing’ – a pre-existing condition such as mental illness leads to new symptoms being ignored, or an existing sensory loss may be known about but another loss develops that is missed or ignored.
When people have any sensory loss, their mobility and communication are greatly affected. There are some positives outcome that can have an impact on individuals that are suffering from sensory loss. On some people other senses can become more sensitive and perform better, for example their sense of smell or feeling of touch can improve. The negative effect of this can make it difficult for individuals to maintain self-esteem and can destroy their confidence, with the result that they will attempt less, rely on other people and potentially lose their independence. Any type of sensory loss can cause individuals to experience the ways in which society treats them differently.
Understand Sensory Loss SS MU 3.1 1. Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss. Sensory Loss has been defined as “ a decreased ability to respond to stimuli that affect our senses(hearing, touch etc. )” A range of factors can impact on an individual with sensory loss affecting communication, difficulty hearing, finding employment, limited mobility, sight or they may have a dual sensory loss. These factors can affect a person’s ability to be a part of their own community or play active roles in society as they feel isolated and often lack of understanding from others in regard to their sensory loss.
Compassion fatigue can eventually affect one’s personal relations, as it can cause the caregiver to withdraw, isolate, or detach oneself if unaddressed. Failure to cope with work stressors can even lead to risky behaviors, such as alcohol or substance abuse. Compassion
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior. Therefore, negative - and unrealistic - thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. When a person suffers with psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take.
Those who have an eating disorder think it is the only way to cope with their pain. They are also life threatening diseases that insurance companies should pay for and the media’s pressure does not help one who has a disorder. Those with eating disorders develop this illness because they believe it is the only way to cope with their pain. According to The National Eating Disorder Association, “Those suffering try to use food and the control of food to cope with feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming” (NEDA). One of the many ways those with eating disorders control their feelings and emotions are by simply to stop eating.