Edexcel Health and Social Care Unit 4 notes

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Unit 4 Notes
Newborn babies are completely dependent on their parents or carers to protect them from
harm, feed them, and make sure they get enough rest and keep warm and clean.
Infants depend on their parents and carers to stimulate them with words, toys and books.
Bonding with parents or carers in the first year of life, through being loved and encouraged,
creates a safe and stable relationship enabling the person to make effective relationships later
in life.
Care practitioners follow a range of policies, procedures and guidelines to help them implement
the care values in their work.
Parents or carers who help an infant develop routines and meet other people, and encourage
them to play with others, are building the foundations for the infant to know how to behave to get
on well with others in later life stages.
Children need to be provided with opportunities to learn new physical skills and improve existing
ones, through play: for example, by skipping, running and jumping.
They need more advanced toys and books and more stimulating and new experiences, as well
as being taught new skills such as letter and number recognition.
Although children will want to try new things, they still need their parents or carers to respect,
encourage and love them, and depend on them to be there for them, to provide guidance and

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Children continue to develop routines, but need opportunities to meet more people and play and
learn with others, so they feel part of a group.
Adolescents need help to cope as they go through puberty and deal with all changes to their
bodies that this involves. They also need to keep fit, keep them clean and to be encouraged to
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Later Adulthood
Many older adults are still fit and healthy, but eventually their bodies start to wear out, so they
may need to be helped with everyday activities: for example, washing, feeding and going to
Older adults need to continue to stimulate their brains, reading books, watching television, and
so on, to keep their minds alert.
Older adults need to be allowed their dignity, to be respected and to cope with loss of family
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What are the consequences of not implementing care values?
Physical injury
Withdrawal from other people
A feeling of not belonging
Loss of confidence
Stress and poor mental health
A feeling of unworthiness
Depression and anxiety
Anger and Aggression
Fear of others
Lack of security
loss of identity
Policies, procedures and guidelines
Care practitioners follow a range of policies, procedures and guidelines to help them implement
the care values in their work.…read more

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has a code of professional conduct (2004) that starts
by saying:…read more

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Social care
The General
Social Care
(GSCC) worked with the other relevant bodies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to produce a
code of professional conduct (2004) for social care employers and workers, which the Commission for
Social Care Inspection (CSCI) takes into account in their enforcement of care standards.…read more

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Workbased learning
Workbased learning is when someone learns knowledge and skills in the workplace, rather than in
school or another place of education.
Workbased learning is important throughout your working life. Someone may be working fulltime in a
workplace as an apprentice and be being taught the job as they go along, by others in the workplace,
and maybe by a trainer or a teacher coming into the workplace.
Courses and qualification
Practitioners can also develop their skills and knowledge by going on courses.…read more

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One group of people this can happen to is people in later adulthood.
Physically, as people get older, their bodies slowly change, so they become less flexible and
mobile and maybe suffer from ill health. This means they cannot continue some of the activities
they have previously done, which can mean less contact with people.
Intellectually, their memories may start to fail, or they might develop mental health problems.…read more

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A desire to exert power over someone else
Prejudice or discrimination
There are several different forms of abuse:
Physical abuse, when someone is physically assaulted in someway, such as being hit.
Sexual abuse, when someone interferes with a person's body in a sexual and unwanted way.
Verbal abuse, when someone assaults a person, such as insulting them and calling them
Neglect, when a person is ignored or not given the help they need.…read more

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it was very helpful, maybe it might help me get a good grade for  my GCSE health and social care exam on the 25th june 2013

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