Supporting Significant Life Events in Health and Social Care – HNHS 121

HNHS 121 Supporting Significant Events in Health and Social Care

The assignment is to write an essay supporting significant life events . It should be 1500 word essay and 8 slide presentation

Scenario
Sylvia was 84 years old when she passed away. For the past 7 years, she had been living in small sheltered housing project, along with Robin, a friend of hers for 40 years. The sheltered housing project is staffed by carers who work in shifts. The majority of the carers have worked on the project for over 8 years. Sylvia and Robin made friends with the other eight residents. The residents enjoyed living at the sheltered housing as they said they couldn’t have coped staying alone at home due to various ailments associated with old age. Residents often chatted to each other, got together for bingo, and engaged in outdoor activities such as gardening where they took care of the communal garden. When the weather was good, they liked taking walks in the park so that they stay fit.  However, three months ago, Sylvia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She refused any medical treatment and the medical professionals respected her wishes. She died in her sleep a month later.

Task 1: LO1 

A) Explain the impact  a significant life event (of your choice) has  on individual in relation with his life stage((500 words)
B)Analyse possible group responses to significant life events that occur to one of its members (500 words maximum) USE THE THE SCENARIO ABOVE
C) Analyse the impact for others in health and social care when an individual experiences significant life events  (500 words maximum) USE THE SCENARIO ABOVE

Task 2:  LO2

•    Evaluate the effectiveness of a care home for the elderely organizational policy (safe guarding vulnerable individual policy) in supporting elderly people and their social networks affected by ill health. Your discussion must also draw from academic research and personal work experiences within similar care settings.

Task 3: LO3

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION

BACKGROUND:
Sometimes, in spite of treatment, a condition or illness will cause death. In those cases, patients can decide what they do and do not want done. They can decide whether they want aggressive treatment that might prolong life or whether they prefer to stop treatment, which could mean dying sooner but more comfortably. They may want to plan their own funeral. Advance directives can help make the patient’s wishes clear to families and health care providers.Care at the end of life focuses on making patients comfortable. They still receive medicines and treatments to control pain and other symptoms. Some patients choose to die at home. Others enter a hospital or a hospice. Either way, services are available to help patients and their families deal with issues surrounding death.
Your presentation should discuss:
1.    possible organisational responses to the need to support individuals experiencing a significant life event
2.    Reflect on own personal contributions to the support of individuals experiencing significant life events
3.    Make recommendations for improving the support available in a health and social care organisation for individuals and their social networks when affected by significant life events

10 mins presentations with 5-8 PowerPoint slides

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