Unit 7 P3Md

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BTEC Diploma In Health and Social Care Level 3 Unit 7 Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care Activity Two (A report) ------------------------------------------------- P3 - Explain patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groupings. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- M2 - Use different sociological perspectives, to discuss patterns and trends of health and illness in two different social groups. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- D1 - Evaluate different sociological explanations for patterns and trends of health and illness in two different social groups. For the purpose of this report I am going to investigate which social groupings are most needed in health and social care services, l will be explaining the patterns and trends in health and illness among different social grouping identified according to factors such as gender, social class, geographical location, ethnicity and age. I will then use different sociological perspectives, to discuss and evaluate patterns and trends of health and illness in two different social groups. Measuring health The health of individuals varies according to socio-economic characteristics reflecting, at least in part, different exposures to factors that influence health. Since populations comprise groups of individuals, and these groups tend not to be random, e.g. groups defined by geography or on the basis of occupation, there are differences between the health of different population. Statistical trends in the levels of health and illness are generated from three main sources: Government statistics The Office for National Statistics is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial
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