Wellbeing And Physical Health

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The human brain is complex and not fully understood structure, so no doubt that individuals’ psychological state has an influence on both -wellbeing and physical health. A number of psychological factors influence our state of mind. These may include self-esteem, feeling loved (or abandoned) or motivation but also confidence, attitude or isolation. Psychological aspects have effects on people’s lives - can create barriers in communication, impact on developing coping mechanisms, affects behaviour etc. Looking at vascular dementia, the purpose is to identify factors that may influence well-being and healthcare needs, furthermore, analyse approaches to support individuals’ health and psychological needs.
Number of disorders may influence individual’s
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As Jim has other underlying health conditions a well coordinated multi-agency cooperation is essential to comply with all Jim’s needs. This may include a social worker, GP, specialist, health visitor, family support worker, carer, therapist and family or friends involvement. Healthcare professionals should perform a risk assessment and based on it create a proper care plan with consideration of Jim’s rights, feelings, preferences, respect his values, beliefs, wishes and opinion. Other things to think about include: accessibility of services, overcoming barriers to effective partnership between teams and services, safeguarding and ethics. This so-called “person-centred approach” may potentially improve the quality of care, meet all aspects of his needs, delay deterioration, support his emotional needs and empower Jim but, moreover, provide safe environment to manage his condition. The person-centred approach will promote his autonomy and in a result may have a positive impact on Jim’s psychological well-being by increasing his motivation and self-esteem and ultimately let him live in his own home and sustain his social life for as long as progress of dementia allow him to function safely within home based …show more content…
Local Authorities must also “consider other things besides care services that can contribute to the desired outcomes “ (Care Act, 2014). This may include things such as funding, help with living expenses, preventative services or community support. Jim could also benefit from peer support group - meeting people with similar problems and health issues could help Jim to understand his needs and limitations and built a better perception of himself. Maintaining good relationships due to Jim’s arising dementia symptoms may become ethically problematic. Unbiased approach, competence and professionalism could resolve issues on the health care ground as professionals possess the knowledge and experience to build trust, deal with inappropriate behaviour, can estimate Jim’s independence and ability to take responsibility for his actions and take individualised, holistic approach to the patient. This kind of relationship must follow ethical guidelines, however, in case when persons’ health and safety is in risk breach in confidentiality is ethically acceptable, particularly, when mental capacity is impaired and persons’ ability to assess the situation is limited and making the decision in behalf of that person is done in a good faith of making the best for that

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