Contemporary Issues Health and Social Care- Report

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Contemporary Issues
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Information relating to health and social care reaching public domain...........................11.2 Analysing different techniques for disseminating information relating to health and socialcare.........................................................................................................................................21.3 Manner in which different ways of presentation influence people..................................2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................32.1 Ways in which media can be used....................................................................................32.2 Manner in public can assess reliability and validity of media information......................4TASK 3............................................................................................................................................43.1 Different perspective on any specific issue......................................................................43.2 Information on perspectives changed over the course of time.........................................53.3 Accessing relevance on the data collected.......................................................................53.4 Factors influencing the development of different perspective.........................................6TASK 4............................................................................................................................................74.1 The extent to which local attitude reflects those found at national level.........................74.2 Evaluating the validity of the public attitudes towards the spread of given statements...74.3 Consequences of the contemporary thinking for health and social care..........................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONDegree of connectivity and networking has been increased to a significant extent. Thishas decreased the boundaries between people and linked each other in an exponential manner.Event occurring at part of the world has its effect with wider domain. People are becoming awareabout the happenings around the globe so that their impacts can be rationalized. One of thecrucial concerns of people is about health and social care. Probability of spreading of any diseasefrom one region to another is increasing significantly. In that regard, Government and otherlegislative bodies make effort to minimize their harmful effects and aware the public. Thepresent report is prepared to elucidate different components of the process of disseminatinginformation relating to health and social care. It includes techniques and tools adopted for thepurpose, role and impact of media in changing attitude of countrymen and relevance of thefindings. The report throws light in the context of spread of information related to breakdown ofEbola virus and its related issues. TASK 11.1 Information related to health and social care reaching public domainInformation about health and social care is reached to public domain in different waysgiving rise the concern to the issues (Feldstein, 2011). There is the official website of health andsocial care of UK government which offers disease and wellness information. On the websites,for public access, policies related to health and social care, government announcements such asany schemes of compensations etc. are described. Further, there is complete information aboutthe disease such as its source, spread, cure, treatment and prevention steps are explained.Government also releases monthly and yearly reports on the health’s' statistics. It provides theempirical evidences and current status about the disease and health of people (Pugh and Duffy,2013). In order to reach maximum number of people, newspaper is chosen not only bygovernment but also by non-profit organisation to provide detailed information about the diseaseEbola and bring awareness about it. Advertisements and documentaries on TV's are telecasted tomake effectual understanding. Along with informative, they are made it attractive to capture theattention of public. With all these measures adopted by concerned authorities, there are someother sources from which people gain information that are journals issued by researchers andscholars working on this disease and detail their findings. With the advancement of technology,1
digital platform is lucratively utilized by authorities to bring awareness about the disease (Olderpeople, 2016). Due to its use on large extent, information is spread to many people in shortduration of time. Further, information is spread through organizing various programs bygovernment and other organisation in the form of camps and seminars where expertise andspecialist in the field explain about the disease (Wellington, 2015).1.2 Analysing different techniques for disseminating information relating to health and socialcareHealth and social care is being the highly sensitive issue of concern for both higherauthorities of the state as well public. Hence, it is imperative to analyse the techniques adoptedfor the dissemination of information. It is assessed on the grounds of parameters such asreliability, validity, bias, objectivity and source of information. Among all these parameters,source of information is the most crucial one. On the basis of that, it is stated that governmentsourced releases are the most authentic and reliable ones such as information posted on officialwebsites, advertisements posted on newspapers, their reports and publications etc. There is highdegree of objectivity which is based on the facts and statistical results. Journals are anothersource which is empirically proved but it cannot be accepted unless it is validated by concernedorganisation and are allowed to release for public acceptance. Further, TV bulletins anddocumentaries are subjective in nature, so content showed by them can be believed totally(Sheldon, 2011).1.3 Manner in which different ways of presentation influence peopleAlong with the content of health and social care information provided and disseminatedto the public domain, the way in which it is presented is a last significant impact. Hence,different ways are adopted in the context to make it effective as per the suitability and its use.Government releases are done in the form of formal presentation when it is presented whichcomprises facts and figures. It is done without any exaggerations and added content in it. Butalong with providing the authentic data, it is presented in a simple manner so that peopleunderstand it in a better way. Whereas, advertisements posted on the printed media and telecaston TV's are attractive in order to capture the attention of large number of individuals belongingto all groups of people (Robson and McCartan, 2016). It enables better understanding of thedisease and information about it in an informative and effective way. Further, journals and2

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