Supporting Significant Life Events | Report

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Supporting Significant Life Events
Table of ContentsIntroduction .........................................................................................................................................3Task 1....................................................................................................................................................31.1 Impact of significant life events on individuals .......................................................................31.2 Possible group responses to significant life events that occur to one of its members. ............41.3 Impact for others in health and social care when individuals experience life changes.............42.1 Effectiveness of organizational policies and procedures in supporting individuals..................42.2 How others in social networks may provide support to individuals..........................................52.3 Suitability of external sources of support for those affected with significant life events..........63.1 Analysis of organizational responses to need to support individuals........................................63.2 Reflective account......................................................................................................................73.3 Recommendations for improving support in health and social care organizations...................8Conclusion ...........................................................................................................................................8References............................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTION Significant life events can be explained as all those events that occur in an individual’s life.Major life events in a person’s life include puberty, marriage, child birth, death of loved ones,migration to other regions, chronic physical and mental illness, loss of independence due to old age.In addition to these, other life changing events include getting job, unemployment, and change inoccupation, etc (Allen, 2015). These events constitute significant changes in the life of individualsand with every change they need to adopt values and attitudes to incorporate such alterations. Thepresent report explores the impact of significant life events on individuals and analyses theirinfluence on others in health and social care to support individuals going through such events. Thesecond task of the report elaborates the understanding of support available to individuals whoexperience significant life events. The final task of the report analyses the responses of health andsocial care services to support individuals going through major life events. TASK 11.1 Impact of significant life events on individuals Life events such as marriage, birth of children, death of family members, loss of job, majorailment and old age significantly influence interpersonal relationships, occupation and physical andmental wellness of individuals. In the given scenario Sylvia was 84 years old woman was diagnosedwith breast cancer and died (de Jong and et.al.,2015). She used to live in small sheltered housingproject with her 40 year old friend Robin. It can be observed from the given case that Sylvia andother residents of the housing shelter did not live with their families. All the residents were goingthrough different ailments associated with progressive age and did not want to stay alone at home.Due to this they engaged in outdoor activities such as gardening. Carers at the shelter areresponsible to provide cares services to elderly patients. It has been observed in the case that oldresidents used to go out for walk in order to maintain their health. However Sylvia was diagnosedwith breast cancer but she refused to take treatment. Carers in the given case respected her wish andshe passed away. Thus it can be explained that age and feeling of loneliness have significant impacton Sylvia. She lived in a small shelter home which indicates that the old woman has no family wasalone. Feeling of isolation has significant impact on the mental wellbeing of Sylvia. Due to this sherefused for availing treatment to cure her breast cancer (Gold and Thorp and Mumford, 2010). Thusit can be inferred that other than physical impact old age and isolation has negatively affectedemotional and social wellbeing of Sylvia in the given scenario.

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