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Question: TMA03 PART A
Throughout Block 2, people receiving care share their life stories. Why are such accounts important and what do workers need to be aware of in encouraging people to talk about their past lives? 95%

PART B: Supporting people to use community services
Barrier: Disability/Impairment
Barrier: Differences
Barrier: Emotions and Feelings

PART C: Self-reflective notes
Thinking back over the writing of your first three K101 essays:

Answer: Life story work is a method of working with people to record the details about their background, history and personal development. A life story gathers together facts and images about the life of a given individual and the significant people in it. This can result in a ‘product’ - a book or video, an audio tape, or computer file - though it doesn’t have to. For some, the process itself, rather than the product, can yield most benefit for the individual involved. Life story work is often used with individuals who are vulnerable, or who may be going thorough difficult or challenging life transitions. It can take many forms including working with children and young people going through fostering and adoption processes; people with learning disabilities; people in hospices; with older people who have dementia; and those in long term residential care. This essay looks at the use o...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Introduction to health and social care
  • Course: K101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 95%
  • Words: 2015
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2013
  • Date written: April, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4434

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