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Question: Personal Statement - MSc Social Work at the University of Portsmouth

Answer: I have worked in health and social care setting since 2007, focusing on promoting choice, independence and wellbeing of adults and ensuring...


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  • Subject: MSc Social Work
  • Course: MSc Social Work
  • Level: Post Graduate
  • Year: Graduate
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 478
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Other Personal Statement
  • Essay ID: 7525

Question: Critically discuss how the human activities of the researcher, the human activities of research subjects, and the social context of research each crucially influence research findings in your chosen topic area of research.

Answer: The intended research topic are the roles of nurses working within a psychiatric forensic secure hospital, how they view their roles and...


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  • Subject: Research Designs in Health
  • Course: HEST 5001 Research Designs in Health
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Graduate
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2886
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: December, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7524

Question: Unit 34 Understand Physical Disability

Scope of Task
The following areas are to be covered / discussed / referred to in your answers:
An understanding of physical disability.
The impact on the individual’s life.
Person centred approach.
Congenital disability. Acquired disability.
Neurological disability.
Progression of disability.
Life choices.

Please ensure you refer to the activity guide below prior to commencing your answers to ensure that you provide evidence to fully meet the unit requirements without further work.
Part 1
1. Explain the meaning of centrality.
2. Explain the importance of recognising the centrality of an individual rather than the disability.
3. Explain person centred care.
4. Explain the importance of person centred care. Give examples from your practice.
5. Compare the different outcomes that may occur between focussing on individuals strengths and aspiration rather than needs only.
6. Describe the term physical disability.
7. Describe congenital disability (give two examples)
8. Describe acquired disability. (give two examples)
9. Describe neurological disability. (give two examples)
10. Compare a congenital disability with a neurological disability.
11. Explain the term progressive in terms of disability.

Part 2
12. Explain the emotional impact of a progressive disability on individual and family.
13. Compare the different impacts that congenital and progressive disabilities can have on the individual and their family.
14. Describe environmental and social barriers that can have a disabling effect on an individual with a disability.
15. Analyse the socio-economic effects of physical disability on the individual.
16. Describe how legislation has changed society in relation to physical disability.
17. Analyse the improvements legislation has made for the individual with a disability.
18. Discuss at length the impact a physical disability can have on an individual’s life choices. Use examples where possible.
19. Explain how attitudes can have a positive or negative effect on the perception of disability.

Part 3
20. Explain the importance of independence and inclusion.
21. Analyse ways to promote independence and inclusion. Use examples from practice.
22. Explain the importance of individuals having control and choices, how do you ensure this happens.
23. Describe positive risk taking.
24. Analyse the importance of positive risk taking for individuals with a physical disability.
25. Explain how to encourage individuals to take positive risks while remaining safe. Give examples from your practice.
26. Explain how you challenge stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes.

OFFICE USE ONLY - Referencing
Unit 34
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6.

Answer: I have worked in two very different services one in which removal of barriers and providing an enabling environment was part of...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1926
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7523

Question: Unit 33 Understand the process and experience of Dementia

The following areas are to be covered / discussed / referred to in your answers:
Causes of dementia.
Types of memory impairment.
How individuals process information.
Other causes of behavioural changes.
Personality changes.
Changes in ability.
Impact of diagnosis on individual and family.
How to report signs of dementia.
Wellbeing.
Person centred approach to include dignity, respect, choices and independence.
None person centred approaches and the impact of:
Medication.
Aids to wellbeing.
Aids to independence.

Please note you should refer to the attached activity guide prior to commencing your answers to ensure that you provide evidence to fully meet the unit requirements without further work.
Part 1
1. Describe a range of causes of dementia.
2. Describe types of memory impairment that may be experienced by individuals with dementia.
3. Explain how we process information. Discuss the limitations and changes in ability of individuals with dementia.
4. Explain how other factors can cause changes in condition, which may appear to suggest dementia but can be attributed to another cause.

Part 2
5. Using the definitions of causes of dementia you have already given, discuss why individuals abilities and needs may fluctuate.
6. How can early diagnosis and follow up impact on:
Progression of condition.
The individual.
Family.
Friends.
Care package.
7. Describe the importance of recording and reporting to aid early diagnosis. Why it is important to ensure the recording meets the required legislation and standards.

Part 3
8. Describe person centred care.
9. Describe non person centred care.
10. Compare person centred and non- person centred care.
11. Describe different techniques that can be used to meet fluctuating needs.
12. Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and carers.
13. How can carers be supported to overcome their fears.

OFFICE USE ONLY - Referencing
Unit 33
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

Answer: Part 1 Dementia is a term used for over 200 forms of progressive neurodegenerative disorders (Blossom and Brayne 2010). It describes the...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2281
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7522

Question: 511 Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care setting

1. Understand the purpose of professional supervision in the health and social care setting
1.1 Analyse the principles, scope and purpose of professional supervision;
1.2 Outline theories and models of professional supervision.
1.3 Explain how the requirements of legislation, codes of practice and agreed ways of working influence professional supervision;
1.4 Explain how findings from research, critical reviews and inquiries can be used within professional supervision;
1.5 Explain how professional supervision can protect the:

2. Understand how the principles of professional supervision can be used to inform performance management in health and social care settings.
2.1 Explain the performance management cycle;
2.2 Analyse how professional supervision supports performance;
2.3 Analyse how performance indicators can be used to measure practice;

3. Be able to undertake the preparation for professional supervision with supervisees in health and social care setting.
3.1 Explain factors which result in a power imbalance in own supervision;
3.2 Explain how to address power imbalance in own supervision practice;
3.3 Agree with supervisee confidentiality, boundaries, roles and accountability within the professional supervision process;
3.4 Agree with supervisee the frequency and location of professional supervision;
3.5 Agree with supervisee sources of evidence that can be used to inform professional supervision;
3.6 Agree with supervisee actions to be taken in preparation for professional supervision;

4.7 Record agreed supervision decisions;

5. Be able to manage conflict situations during professional supervision in health and social care.
5.1 Give examples from own practice of managing conflict situations within professional supervision;

6. Be able to evaluate own practice when conducting professional supervision in health and social care setting.
6.1 Gather feedback from supervisees on own approach to supervision process;
6.2 Adapt approaches to own professional supervision in light of feedback.

Answer: 1. Professional supervision is one of elements of managing people in a supportive and developmental way. Organisation I work for recognises its...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5103
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7521

Question: 502 Promote professional development

1. Understand principles of professional development
1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice;
1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development
1.3 Compare the use of different sources and systems of support for professional development;
1.4 Explain the factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date;

2. Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development
2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and benchmarks;
2.2 Prioritise development goals and targets to meet expected standards;

3.1 Select learning opportunities to meet development objectives and reflect personal learning style;

Answer: 1. Professional development is a process of reflecting on own values, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to create a plan to better ourselves....


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2254
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7520

Question: 513 Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals

1. Understand the theory and principles that underpin outcome based practice.
1.1 Explain “outcome based practice”;
1.2 Critically review approaches to outcome based practice;
1.3 Analyse the effect of legislation and policy on outcome based practice;
1.4 Explain how outcome based practice can result in positive changes in individuals lives;

2. Be able to lead practice that promotes social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and intellectual well-being.
2.1 Explain the psychological basis for well-being;
2.3 Review the extent to which systems and processes promote individuals well-being;

3. Be able to lead practice that promotes individual's' health.
3.1 Demonstrate the effective use of resources to promote good health and healthy choices in all aspects of the provision;
3.2 Use appropriate methods to meet the health needs of individuals;
● Agreed therapeutic/development activities;
● Regular health checks;
● Administering prescribed medication/treatment;
● Promoting/supporting healthy lifestyle choices
3.3 Implement practice and protocols for involving appropriate professional health care expertise for individuals;
3.4 Develop a plan to ensure the workforce has the necessary training to recognise individual health care needs;

4. Be able to lead inclusive provision that gives individuals' choice and control over the outcomes they want to achieve.
4.1 Explain the necessary steps in order for individuals to have choice and control over decisions;
4.4 Develop a plan to ensure the workforce has the necessary training to support individuals to achieve outcomes;

5. Be able to manage effective working partnerships with carers, families and significant others to achieve positive outcomes.
5.1 Analyse the importance of effective working relationships with carers, families and significant others for the achievement of positive outcomes;
5.4 Explain how legislation and regulation influence working relationships with carers, families and significant others;

Answer: 1. Outcomes based practice was aimed on evaluation of service provision and quality of living of individual service users. It moves away...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2850
  • Date submitted: August 21, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7519

Question: Unit Title: Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

Sector unit number SS 5.6
Level: 5
Unit Reference Number: T/601/5253

1.1 Explain the correlation between conditions and • disability • gender • age • ethnicity • socio-economic status
1.2 Explain how multiple conditions and/or disabilities can impact on the individual
1.3 Make recommendations for modifications to service delivery that can result in improved outcomes for individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

2.2 Provide advice and expertise to support the assessment and/or referral of an individual with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
2.3 Use referral processes to secure services for the individual

3.1 Advise and inform others about the implications of multiple conditions
3.2 Devise strategies to improve the practice of others • at an individual level • at an organisational level

4.1 Reflect on own role in relation to providing a service for individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
4.2 Evaluate, with others, the extent to which provision meets the needs of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
4.3 Implement actions agreed as a result of evaluation within own role

Answer: 1.1 Living with medical conditions and / or disabilities is different for different people; many factors can change how a condition affects...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1753
  • Date submitted: August 15, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7518

Question: O35 Manage Induction in Health and Social Care.
1.1 Explain why induction is important for practitioners, individuals and organisations
1.2 Identify information and support materials that are available to promote effective induction
1.3 Explain the link between induction processes, qualifications and progression routes in the sector
1.4 Analyse the role of the induction process in supporting others to understand the values, principles and agreed ways of working within a work setting
1.5 Analyse the role of induction in safeguarding individuals and others within a work setting

2.1 Explain the factors that influence induction processes for practitioners

4.1 Explain the importance of continuous organisational improvement in the provision of induction

Answer: 1.1 Induction is the process of inducting someone to a new post, role or organisation. Induction is systematic training that will allow...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3740
  • Date submitted: August 15, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7517

Question: Unit 19 Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints

Essay Format Covering - 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2: 2.4 3.2; 4.3: 4.1: 4.2: 4.4: 2.3; 2.5; 3.1; 3.3; 3.4:4.5

Answer: It is vital that as an organisation and as individual services that there is a robust, simple and open complaints policy in...


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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3215
  • Date submitted: August 15, 2016
  • Date written: July, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7516

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