If there was an outbreak of norovirus, the workplace wold have to isolate itself to prevent the infection spreading. It could become distressing for the individual being isolated to try control the infection. The workplace could loose money having staff off sick and employing more staff to cover, laundry bill could be high as bedding and clothes become contaminated. 4.1 – The term risk means something or someone could be exposed to danger or harm. 4.2 – In the workplace giving individual personal care you could come into contact with bodily fluids.
Q2. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on the individual including: a) Psychological and emotional Mental illness can affect the individual in a deep way by affecting the way they feel thinks and feels. They may feel tearful and have feelings of worthlessness. b) Practical and financial Mental health problems may affect finances in many ways: * If the ability to work is affected there may be a sudden or, possibly, dramatic reduction in income. * If they spend time away from home, for example while they are cared for in hospital, it may be difficult to keep up to date with their financial commitments.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
A person who suffers from anxiety may avoid expressing him/herself due to the fear of making mistakes or being judged. Anxiety causes an overwhelming level of stress which negatively affects communication. 4. It can be tiring and emotionally draining and can lead to yourself becoming depressed. Outcome 2 1. internet,doctor,leaflets,library, friends and colleagues that have been in the same situation 2.
It changes towards your life, your family and towards the society. Once you’re older you have more time on your hands, and you start to think a lot, you think about your life and how you lived you. Sometimes it changes to be negative and sometimes positive. If a person turns old and regrets a lot of things they may have done in their life, they might feel negative towards everything. If a old person doesn’t have a family or is in a lot of pain their attitude towards life would be negative and maybe feeling suicidal.
Especially when working in a care environment, as bacteria spreads quickly and very easily, and the elderly are much more vulnerable to illness. 1.2 Not maintaining hygiene can make the individual’s skin break down, this can in turn cause sores and can lead to infections and pain for the individual. Not maintaining personal hygiene can also affect an individual’s mental health and can lead to insecurities and a loss in confidence. Emotional well-being is affected with the person not feeling good in themselves, physical well-being if their health deteriorates and social well-being as the individual may have body odour which will make others find it unpleasant to be around them. 2.
This could cause poor commitment to work such as failing to respond to phone calls, emails, being late for meetings, they would have trouble concentrating and become disorganised as morale will be low due to lack of self esteem and feeling of unworthiness which could lead to sub-standard performance resulting in disciplinary action. It could also cause and increase in mistakes which may lead to complaints from clients and customers. Stress in a couple of people can adversely impact on others in the team e.g if one team member is off on long term sick leave with a stress related illness, this can have a big impact on the workload and morale on the rest of the team. 6. List symptoms of stress in the workplace.
It has also been described as any behaviour by a patient that is deemed to be dangerous to themselves, their fellow patients and staff or is considered antisocial within environments where those patients have to coexist with others on a long term basis (Andrews, 2006). These behaviours may or may not affect the client negatively. Certainly the challenge lies in the provision of care and how behaviours distress the family and care givers. Often however these non-cognitive symptoms can further restrict quality of life of the person with dementia and are often the reason for placement in a long term care
1.3 People who are in care or receive support may be more vulnerable to abuse purely because they might not be able to defend their selves therefore this makes them vulnerable to abuse. Some of the main factors which contribute towards this are, neglect, physical, emotional, institutional, sexual or financial. 2.1 A. If I suspected that an individual was being abuse by one of my colleagues then I would instantly inform my line manger if not my manager, if this wasn’t taken in the correct way or serious enough then I would get in contact with the council or Whistle Blow. B.
A person living with a carer may increase the chances of abuse, the elderly person is reliant on person to care for them and this may cause stress and resentment if the carer is unable to cope and have a poor relationship with the service user. Vulnerable adults in a care home environment are more susceptible due to understaffing or poor staff training. The risk of abuse may increase if a vulnerable person is living or in contact with someone who has a history of violence or sexual abuse, continuing the cycle. An individual who is or feels isolated may be more vulnerable to abuse as they have no support network and have no contact with friends and family. Poor communication between the service user and carer is a factor, he or she may be unable to express their concerns or opinions.