Healthcare Professionals

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What is a nurse practitioner?
Provides expert consultancy service to patients and their carers. They contribute to the management and development of the care provision. They also undertake research and contribute to the education and training of other members of staff
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What is an adult nurse?
Work with adults of all ages, who may have a wide range of physical health conditions. Based in hospitals, clinics or GP practices or work for specialist organisations such as the armed forces. Can work with people in their homes.
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What is an adult nurse 2?
They plan individuals care, carry out work to promote good health by running clinics & health education programmes such as giving up smoking or weight loss
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What is a mental health nurse?
Specialise in mental health and work in a range of settings such as; psychiatric units in hospitals, community health care centres, day care centres, residential homes and prisons
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What is a paediatric nurse?
Work with children with a range of conditions, work closely with their parents or carers to ensure the care that they provide meets their social, cultural&family needs, as well as addressing their health needs.They work in hospitals&support at home
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What is a learning disability nurse?
Work with individuals with LDs living in the community rather than hospitals. Includes supporting people in schools+workplaces, people living at home with their families+people in specialist residential homes.
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What is a learning disability nurse 2?
Work with their carers as well as the individual to maintain their physical and mental health, provide specialist healthcare and support them to live as fulfilling and independent a life as possible
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What is a district nurse?
Care for people of all ages, supporting them at home or in residential homes. work closely with family members and other members . Assess the patients needs, care+support needs of their 'informal carers'.
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What is a district nurse 2?
commonly care for older people, people with disabilities and people recently discharged from hospital
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What is a neonatal nurs/e
Work with newborn babies and premature babies. Work in specialist hospital settings and in the community. Works closely with the baby's parents and actively encourage them to take a practical role in their child's care
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What is a health visitor?
Provide support for families in early years (normally birth-5 years) support includes; health issues, minor illnesses&advice on feeding. Carry out routine checks on the child's development&support parents in being able to meet the child's milestones.
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What is a health visitor 2?
They see children's parents and children at home, clinics, GP practices and nurseries
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What is a practice nurse?
Work in Gp practices, often work alone but sometimes as part of a larger team. Responsibilities include; taking blood samples, carrying out children's immunisation programmes&vaccinations for people abroad.
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What is a practice nurse 2?
Provide health screening for men and women and can give family planning advice if they are qualified to do so
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What is a school nurse?
Usually employed by the NHS, but can be employed by a school. Services include; developmental checks and health education programmes
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What is health screening?
The process of checking for the presence of a disease in individuals who have no signs or symptoms e.g. cervical cancer or testicular cancer
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What is a midwife?
Supporting women through all stages of pregnancy. Provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Help families prepare for parenthood, deliver babies in the maternity ward at hospitals and patient's homes
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What is antenatal care?
Care provided for mother and baby before birth
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What is postnatal care?
Care provided for mother and baby after birth
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What are health care assistants often known as?
Nursing assistants or auxiliary nurses
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Where do health care assistants work?
Under the guidance and support of qualified healthcare professionals such as qualified nurses, but they may also work with midwives
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What settings do health assistants work in?
GP practices, hospitals, nursing homes and other community healthcare settings.
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What do health care assistants responsibilities include?
Taking+recording patient's temperature+pulse, weighing patient's, taking them to the toilet, making beds, washing+dressing patient's, serving meals and assisting with feeding if necessary
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What do social workers do?
Provide help and support for people of all ages through difficult times in their lives.
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What do social workers aim to ensure?
That the most vulnerable people are safeguarded from harm and to help people live independent lives
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Who do social workers support?
Children, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and the frail/elderly
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What do social workers specialise in?
Providing services for adults or in providing services for children and young people
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What do adult services include?
Services for older people, adults with disabilities, people with mental health problems&people with learning difficulties. Support people living independently and those in residential care, work closely with service users' family&carers
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What do the children and young people's services include?
Provide support for children+families, play a key role in ensuring that children are safe+protected from abuse. If they are at a risk of harm, social workers will ensure that they are removed to a safe place.
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What do the children and young people's services include 2?
They also work in residential+children's settings and manage fostering+adoption procedures, they provide support for young people leaving care and young people at risk of being in trouble with the law
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Who do occupational therapists work with?
People of all ages who are having difficulty in carrying out the practical routines of daily life, e.g. washing and bathing, housework, cooking or going to the shops
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What may these problems be a result of?
A disability, a physical or psychological illness, an accident or the fragility of older people
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What will the occupational therapist agree over?
Specific activities with an individual that will help them to overcome their barriers to living an independent life
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Where do occupational therapists work?
In people's homes, prisons, social services, GP practices, residential+nursing settings, hospitals and other council departments
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Who do youth workers work with?
Young people between the ages of 11 and 25
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What is a youth workers aim?
They support young people to reach their full potential and to become responsible members of society
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