Health is something different to each individual. It can be described as simply being able to function daily, to fulfil a social role. According to Talcott Parsons (1979) this functionalist approach was essential to maintain good health and healthcare. Hence, avoiding impairment of our roles in society.
The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) is a renowned assessment tool used by nurses in conceptualizing and organizing data gathered while working with families(Wright and Leahey, 2009). It is a useful tool both for compiling data for a family assessment as well as in assisting families to deal with specific health issues. The CFAM has three main categories namely: structural which encompasses the internal, external and contextual; developmental which includes stages, tasks and attachments; and functional level which hasthe instrumental (daily living activities) and expressive which includes communication, problem solving, roles, power, beliefs, alliances and coalition(John & Flowers, 2009).
1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people
The current framework also consists of the 7 areas of learning. Communication and language is the first area of learning. It says in the EYFS that communication and language is all about giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Children are learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, beginning to read and write must be supported and extended. Here, the child would be dependant on the practitioner to provide the child with the correct resources when they are at nursery and also to provide the correct help for the child (i.e. a speech and language specialist if needed) and advice for the parent. However not only is the child dependent on the practitioner but their
Focus on the children 's strengths as well as areas of additional need. Recognise the personal and
As a setting it is our responsibility to note down all events seen, including the date, time and where it took place. It is also important to monitor this, seeing if the child comes to the nursery like this often, or on particular days. It is our duty to safeguard the child and if we feel that they are being 'neglected' we have the right to report it. However, we could support the mother by having an informal meeting, talking about any issues that she may be having. We can also support the children by creating a safe and welcoming environment, allowing them to feel comfortable to be able to talk to staff if they have any problems. The younger child, however can be supported by ensuring she has clean clothes when she comes into the setting, so that she is not comfortable. We could support all children and mum by monitoring the children's behaviour, learning and development more regularly, making it more efficient to act upon if something begins to slip, such as their development in health and self care. Within this case, it would be crucial to support self care skills by making activities to improve the children's knowledge on, for example the morning routine (getting dressed and brushing teeth for example).
It can be done by sitting down and asking the child if they are old enough to understand, or for younger children they could show how they feel through play activities. During this kind of transition it is important to involve the child as much as you can because if they have a bit more knowledge and control with what is happening it wouldn’t feel as it was being forced on them. This can be done by asking them what they think, which parent they would prefer to live with and if the child was also moving they could be asked for what their opinion on a new house or school. It is important to work in partnership with parents because they will have the most knowledge on the current situation, so by working with them the practitioners can come up with a plan that can work around the child and benefit them the most. In my placement the practitioners would call in the parent and sit down with them to see how they can support the child while they are in the
The Child Life Specialist’s most important work is the communication with the family and the patient. Fear and anxiety comes from a lack of knowledge and understanding. The Child Life Specialist can assuage the distress for both parents and child by adopting the role of liaison and advocate for the child’s care. The process and transaction components of communication “highlight the complexity and fragility of communication and strongly urge that measures be taken to see that context does not interfere with effectiveness in communication” (Thompson, 2009, p. 81). Child Life Specialists use age appropriate words and props, or toys, to make the world of the hospital less intimidating and more understandable for the child. Relieving the stress and fear of the child will add to the comfort of the worried parents. Child Life Specialists use their expertise to address the framework of the problem to best care for the patient and their family (Thompson,
There will be times during the day where a child might have non-routine physical needs. This could include:
The main purpose of dementia care worker is to provide support for people with dementia and helping them to improve their sense of well-being, to maintain their independence and to put them in more control of their lives. Being a dementia care worker, suppose to:
Gather information from parents and NAB employee about what can be provided to the setting for support children and their families. Such as extend centre hour to meet the long hour working parents needs.
The critical incident was the lack of information sharing could have led Emma not receiving the services which were identified for her by the health visitor. The concept of joint working is central is a central theme in policies such as Every Child Matters (DfES 2003), The Children Act (2004) and the National Service Frameworks in England and Wales (Department of Health 2004). Effective team work can enhances service provision and ensure better result of care, lower result of stress for parents and mutual support for the family and the child ( Borrill ,2002). The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Code of Conduct (2008) that professional should work together in prompting the wellbeing of those in their care including the family and wider committee
Between birth to 6 months babies and children use their senses to become aware e.g. knowing they are hungry, as well as recognising key people in their lives and responding to physical smiles. In the next 6 months, they are beginning to understand tone of voice and begin to have favourite toys. Between 1 to 2 years children start to use objects correctly e.g. a cup. At this point they have a rapidly extending vocabulary and show awareness of others. 3 to 4 years is the age when children are fascinated by why things happen. By age 4 they can give reasons for their actions, remember major events and sort objects by colour and size.
“Pediatricians are physicians who provide health care to infants, children, and adolescent”(Ferguson). Usually a pediatrician meets your patient soon after birth and takes care of the patient through his or her teenage years. A portion of a pediatrician’s job is preventive medicine, also known as well care, which means that they have to see their patients periodically for routine health checkups. An amount of the pediatricians aims are to reduce infants and child rate of deaths, promote healthy lifestyles and help ease the problems of children and adolescent chronic conditions. These physicians must to be able to communicate well with children and their parents, providing them detailed explanations of treatment, course options and assuage fears.
Our community, we have chosen to explore was west Philadelphia with our main focus being University City. Where UPenn, CHOP and Drexel reside and are the top schools and hospitals in the country. While we were exploring University City, I had noticed CHOP. I knew what CHOP does and where it was located. For some reason that day, it just slipped my mind that it was located there.