Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care

Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care

Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care

ICON College of Technology and Management

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care  (L5)

Session: February 2018

Recommended Word limit: Maximum 3,500

This Unit will be assessed by assignment

You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document” before answering your assignment.

Introduction

Meeting the diverse demands of service users with specific requirements is integral to the work in Health and Social Care services. As a Care Worker, you will need to know the ways that service users respond to these demands and how perceptions of service users with such needs are influenced and can change over time. The care requirements of service users will be investigated, together with the way in which legislations, organisations and services support those needs.

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Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care

ICON College of Technology and Management

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care  (L5)

Session: February 2018

Recommended Word limit: Maximum 3,500

This Unit will be assessed by assignment

You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document” before answering your assignment.

Introduction

Meeting the diverse demands of service users with specific requirements is integral to the work in Health and Social Care services. As a Care Worker, you will need to know the ways that service users respond to these demands and how perceptions of service users with such needs are influenced and can change over time. The care requirements of service users will be investigated, together with the way in which legislations, organisations and services support those needs.

Scenario

Mr Simon Pen is an elderly gentleman, who lives in a Residential Care Home in Tower Hamlets and has four adult children, who live close to him. He is 75 years old, a former professional boxer suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He lost his wife 5 years ago and his health has progressively worsened overtime. His cognitive skills have decreased. There is comorbidity with other illnesses due to old age. His current symptoms include tremor, which usually begins in the hand or arm and is more likely to occur when the limb is relaxed and resting. All the members in his family are so busy with their daily chores and only see him whenever they can make time.

He presents a variety of symptoms due to his Parkinson’s disease, such as slowness of movement where physical movements are much slower than normal. This makes everyday tasks difficult and can result in a distinctive shuffling walk with very small steps. It also includes muscle stiffness and tension, which can make it difficult to move around and make facial expressions, and can result in painful muscle cramp. At the moment the Residential Care Home Mr. Pen is living has now been advised that he should use a wheelchair.

Mr Pen is also suffering from visual impairment and hearing problem. Several other old aged people in the Care Home suffer with complication from heart disease, digestion problems and breathing problems etc. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterised by motor and non-motor symptoms. Both of them have a negative impact on Health-Related Quality of Life for the service user. A significant one is the stigma experienced by the Parkinsonian patients and their caregivers. Moreover, stigma may affect everyday life and patient’s subjective and relational perception and it may lead to frustration and isolation. (Maffoni, et al, 2017). The family have a lot of things to worry about in relation to his health and wellbeing. Mr Pen’s family are worried, as they want their father to be treated with respect and in a professional manner where he lives.

Mr Pen has also reportedly been involved in a couple of violent behaviours, with the care workers who care for him. He is bound to try some tactics so that his actions would be noticeable to attract attention especially during the night. Due to the multitude of problem as a result, for his own safety and security the Care Home wants to develop an approach and strategy to care for him.

The management of the care home where Mr Pen lives is concerned about the current existing strategies in place to apply to enable them to more effectively cope with Mr Pen and others challenging behaviour to their family and the staff who look after them and the potential legal impact to the organisation.

LO1 Understand perceptions of health, disability, illness and behaviour (Up to 750 words)

What to do (Produce a Memo)

Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social CareThe Director of Health and Social Care for the Borough of Tower Hamlets wants to be better informed of the quality of care provided by your Care Home. Your line manager has asked you to: Write a memorandum with respect to Q1 to Q3.

Q1. Analyse concepts of health, disability, and illness and behaviour in relation to users of health and social care. [P1.1]

Q2. Assess how perceptions about specific needs have changed. Link your answers to the case study. [P1.2]

Q3. Analyse the impact of past and present legislation, social policies, society and culture on the ways services are made available for individuals such as Mr Pen and his family [P1.3, M1]

  • To achieve M1, judgements have been made about legislation, social policies, society and culture are made and have been related to the case study and analysis of the impact they have on the way services are made available for individuals with specific needs.

To Produce a Memo

  1. Create the heading. Type “MEMORANDUM” at the top of the page. Create lines for: TO, CC, FROM, DATE, and SUBJECT, and fill them in.
  1. Write the body. Introduce the problem in the first paragraph, and give some context. Suggest actions that the reader should take. Close with a positive summary.
  1. Finalise it. Format your memo properly, and then proofread it. Type your name as your signature

LO2 Understand how health and social care services and systems support individuals with specific needs.

Produce a brochure format to Q4 TO Q6 (Up to 750 words)

Q4. Analyse the care needs of individuals like Mr Pen with specific needs. [P2.1, M2]

Q5. In the second part of your brochure you should explain current systems for supporting individuals such as Mr. Pen in the case study with specific needs. [P2.2]

Q6. Finally, you should evaluate the services available in a chosen locality individuals with specific needs. [P2.3, D1] In your response you should focus on a specific locality.

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