Unit 6 Health And Social Care Essay

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In a qualitative survey to compare perspectives of 57 practitioners and 30 lay (patient) participants of the service provision of nutritional advice, lay participants reported that advice from GPs was either absent or was considered vague, imprecise and ‘meaningless’ as supported by the following quote from a participants about her mother: ‘… I asked my doctor about my mother’s diet because it worried me. I never received anything. He just said “try and make sure she has a well balanced diet…” They were frustrated when they found that practitioners were unable to give specific advice using terms such as ‘surprise’ and ‘disappointment’ to describe their experiences (6). An online survey on weaning timing in UK found that only 39% of respondents rated health visitor advice as most influenced their weaning decisions. But mothers (54%) who received conflicting advice from different people or those (16%) who were confused with the advice given had made inappropriate timing of weaning (P<0.00, R2=0.07) (7). Patients need or background is likely too much challenging especially for whom have not updated their knowledge in nutrition First, patients from minor group, or lower SES or poor previous experience regarding nutritional care may need more sophisticated and…show more content…
When this happened, they responded by feeling guilty, getting annoyed, or changing their help seeking behaviour. They were sceptical about power of doctors to influence smoking behaviour, especially since smokers already knew the risks they were taking with their health (8)(Butler et al. 1998). In a survey to compare perspectives of 57 practitioners and 30 lay (patient) participants of the service provision of nutritional advice, ‘…because different patients want different amounts of information…’ one practice nurse said (6)(McClinchy et al.

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