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Xrays, MRIs, Ultrasound

Task 1 1. (a) X-rays are created in an x-ray tube. The tube comprises of a cathode side (negative electrical charge) and an anode side (positive electrical charge). An x-ray beam is created by passing an electron beam through a vacuum between a cathode (-) and an anode (+). The positively charged anode draws in … Read more

Discourses of children, childhood and care / influence on policies and practices

A critical analysis of past and current discourses of children, childhood and care and a review of how these discourses might influence policies and practices in my setting In this essay, I will provide a critical analysis of some past and current discourses of children, childhood and care, and attempt to review how these discourses … Read more

Applying theories of John Bowlby / Donald Winnicott / Daniel Stern to observational case study

DANIEL STERN Daniel Stern spent his career examining how the infant develops a sense of self and he did this by bringing together two concepts: The observed infant is a result of clinical observations made between mother and baby, recorded and analysed by Stern and others. The clinical infant is a reconstruction of an adult’s … Read more

Family integration and child development

Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) specifically incorporates an holistic approach to education to develop the whole child, ‘children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them’ (2014, pg. 16). Early Help Assessments (EHA) have replaced CAF with … Read more

Pharma’s monopolization of the drug industry narrows consumer choices of drugs

Are we overcompensating our medications? A study of 660 adults with lifelong diseases discovered that patients could not afford medications due to the price of prescription drugs increasing faster than the inflation rate for medical services (Sagal, 2006). Interestingly, Malaysia’s healthcare system is globally recognised as the best in the world even though the pharmaceutical … Read more

The basal ganglia / hypokinetic and hyperkinetic BG disorders

The basal ganglia (BG) are a group of interconnected nuclei located in the forebrain (Atkinson and McHanwell, 2018). The forebrain consists of the telencephalon, made up of the cerebral hemispheres which are covered with the cerebral cortex, and the diencephalon which consists of the thalamus and hypothalamus (Silbernagl and Despopoulos, 2009). The cortical regions involved … Read more

How Creatine can enhance natural performance

Creatine is a natural substance that occurs in the body but it is also a supplement that has been tested by numerus athletes over the years to see whether it has a positive effect on performance. However, there is anecdotal evidence that suggests creatine supplementation may be the cause of negative side effects such as … Read more

Reflective account – data, information & knowledge management in the NHS and academia

This reflective account, looks at solving problems, using attitudes, values, beliefs, and how critical thinking can be applied to how data and information should be correctly used throughout any organisation, as an example to assist with critical thinking, two main theme areas will be used throughout National Health Service (NHS) and academia. Applying critical thinking … Read more

Explore relationship between childhood abuse and anorexia and bulimia

Introduction In brief, Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia) refers to a psychological eating disorder characterized by minimal consumption of food (Treasure and Alexander, 2013). Individuals who suffer from this condition exhibit extreme low body weight in relation to their height and body type. Similarly, Bulimia Nervosa (bulimia) is also a psychological eating syndrome. However, instead of someone … Read more

Critically evaluate the role of the social cognitive models on our understanding of smoking as a health behaviour

A critical review of understanding that smoking is a health risk behaviour from the social cognitive models’ view. Social cognitive models attempt to explain the factors which could result in poor health behaviours. They also explain that through psychological physical and social interventions these can condense the engagement with such behaviours (Armitage & Conner, 2007). … Read more

Quality assurance of patient safety within the health care system (hand hygiene)

Critically evaluate the role of quality assurance Quality assurance of patient safety within the health care system. Introduction Quality assurance (QA) is ‘a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met’ (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 2018). Within the … Read more

Attending a suspected stabbing – leadership (reflective)

This essay is a reflection of practice on an incident that I attended where I will critically evaluate and reflect on the application of leadership, coaching and mentoring styles that have been used. (2018) “Standard of conduct, performance and ethics” states that a paramedic should be able to designate, instruct and monitor task to … Read more

Examine and critique research paper (Graves et al., 2016) using the ‘PROMPT’ criteria

This essay will examine and critique the research paper “Psychological skills training to support diabetes self-management: qualitative assessment of nurses’ experiences” (Graves et al., 2016) using the ‘PROMPT’ criteria (The Open university, 2017a). Type two diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic condition caused by either insulin insufficiency, insulin resistance, or often a combination of both … Read more

Music therapy reduces anxiety, depression and agitation amongst dementia patients

Introduction This assignment’s purpose is to critically evaluate 5 articles above by comparing how the researches were conducted. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2015) encourages nurses to deliver care based on evidence based practice. The assignment will look at how effective music therapy is to dementia patients, according to British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) … Read more

Vitamin K (draft)

Paige is 20 minutes old born at 30 weeks’ gestation. Her condition is stable. Her mother intends to breast feed. As per unit protocol you are about to administer vitamin K. For your Case Study you are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the: The possible reasons why vitamin K is necessary for Paige … Read more

Health System Strengthening

The application of public health sciences in the provision of primary health care and community health services, coupled with increased focus on immunization, family planning, gender and sexual reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, research, development and innovation has created general awareness about the state of health systems in the country and globally’ … Read more