Modern Studies

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Care in the Community is better for some people, while Residential Care is better for other. Describe, in detail, the reasons why Care in the Community is better for some, while Residential Care is better for othersCare in the community is better for some as they get to live in their own homes, in familiar surroundings, while receiving special attention and care, such as carers helping them in and out of their beds, and regular visits from doctors and social workers. They also offer occupational therapists who visit elderly peoples homes to assess their physical needs, such as if they need help getting up the stairs, then they will have a chair lift installed. Residential Care is better for others as many elderly people can no longer live in their own homes if they live alone because then they wont get the support and comfort they would need from family. It also offers a sense of security for the elderly as there a Wardens available 24 hours a day, and they have mobile facilities that can come in, as many elderly and physically incapable of walking unaided, such as aroma therapy and hairdressing.

Some people live in poverty in the United Kingdom. Explain, in detail, why some people live in poverty in the United KingdomSome people live in poverty in the UK due to not having very many skills/qualifications to achieve a place in college/university or a high paying job. This could lead to them being confined to an insecure job with low pay. People with alcohol or drug addictions' health and job performance will be affected, as they could be missing days off work, and wont have the motivation to do their duties properly. This will lead to them being made redundant.Lone parents wont be able to provide for themselves or their families if they have children, as they will have to spend their money on providing a suitable living environment by paying for bills such as heating and electricity, so their family may not get the nutritional diet that they need. Another reason could be due to poor upbringing, were children who live in a poor environment could grow up with low expectations of themselves and possible inability to purchase school necessities, if their parents are unemployed and living off of benefits, which they could then think is normal. 

Some people suffer from poorer health that others. Explain, in detail, why some people suffer from poorer health than othersSome people suffer from poorer health than others due to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking or poor exercise, which can cause many health problems such as lung cancer or heart attacks. To improve peoples health, the Scottish Government has banned smoking in public places, which has caused more than 40,000 Scots to quite smoking, and Glasgow Life offers under 18's and over 60's the opportunity to swim for free. Poor upbringing is also a factor to poorer health, as young children who live in an environment where smoking and drinking is okay, then they are going to grow up believing its not going to harm them if their parents are doing it. People will have poorer health than others also if they have poor living standards, because if they are living in an area with high levels of crime, then they could no longer feel safe in their own homes or to go outside, and this could affect people mental state of mind, as they could become too paranoid and anxious to function their lives normally. Also, it could be due to addictions to alcohol or other substances, which will affect their future as they could develop long term/permanent consequences such as paranoia or hallucinations, and addictions often lead people to miss days of work and lose their jobs and so have to live on benefits at a low level.

Describe, in detail, the Primary and Secondary Health Care Services provided by the NHS in ScotlandThe NHS provide Primary Health Care Services such as chemists that offer free prescriptions and advice, and they provide practice nurses who work at community clinic that offer a wide range of services from podiatrists to baby clinic. The NHS also provide Secondary Health Care Services such as offering free life saving operations such as kidney transplants and heart operations, and they also provide 24 hours accident and emergency services, dealing with everything from treating wounds and broken bones, and fevers.

Care given in the community can help meet the health needs of people in Scotland. Describe, in detail, the ways care given the community can help meet the health needs of people in ScotlandCare given in the community can help meet the health needs of people in Scotland by bringing services such as routine health check ups from nurses to vulnerable peoples homes, such as the elderly, and chemists offer prescription delivery services to people who are unable to collect their prescriptions themselves.

Family doctors help to meet the health needs of people in Scotland. Describe, in detail, the ways family doctors help to meet the health needs of people in ScotlandFamily doctors help to meet the health needs of people in Scotland by offering a wide range of services such as diabetic clinic for regular blood sugar level check ups, as well as regular check up for pregnant women, were they can perform scans to make sure their baby is okay, and they offer support for people with illnesses such as depression and insomnia by referring them to a psychiatrist or counsellor to help them get better.

In order to get people out of poverty, Government policies aim to get people into work. Describe, in detail, the Government policies which aim to get people out of poverty and into workIn order to get people out of poverty and into work, the Government offers benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance, where you will get money if you are unemployed and actively searching for a job. They have set up centres, such as Job Centre Plus, who help unemployed people to find jobs. They offer welfare to work policies, where you can be put on a training course in order to help you attain a reliable job, and they also offer a Skill Seekers Training Programme that aims to train young people towards a recognised workplace qualification to help them achieve a stable job.

Explain, in detail, why health inequalities continue to exist in the United KingdomHealth inequalities continue to exist in the UK due to the effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking and alcohol abuse, which can lead to them developing health problems in the future, such as liver failure or lung cancer. Women live longer than men as men are less likely to seek professional help when if they are ill, and therefore suffer from poorer health. If people have a poor diet, this could cause obesity, as 1 in 5 kids in Glasgow are obese, and they are also at a higher risk of developing health problems such as diabetes or heart disease, and also the effects of poverty, such as low benefit income, e.g. income support, and this can make it harder for people to help themselves get better. If people are living in poor housing conditions, due to low income, with problems such as mould damage, then they can breath in the harmful chemicals and cause them problems with their breathing, and age can also cause health inequalities, because the older you are the more vulnerable you are to health problems such as alzheimers and swine flu.

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