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Supporting Significant Life Events: Impact, Responses, and Support

   

Added on  2023-01-13

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Unit 21:
Supporting Significant
Life Events

Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
CASE STUDY.................................................................................................................................1
TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1
1) Explain the impact of significant life events on individuals...................................................1
2) Analyse possible group responses to significant life events...................................................2
3) Analyse the impact for others in health and social care when an individual experiences
significant life events..................................................................................................................3
TASK 2............................................................................................................................................4
1) Evaluate the effectiveness of organisational policies and procedures in supporting
individuals and their social networks affected by significant life events....................................4
2) Explain how others in social networks may provide support to individuals experiencing
significant life events..................................................................................................................4
3) Evaluate the suitability of external sources of support for those affected by significant life
events...........................................................................................................................................5
TASK 3............................................................................................................................................5
1) Analyse possible organisation responses to the need to support individuals experiencing a
significant life event....................................................................................................................5
2) Reflect on own personal contributions to the support of individuals experiencing significant
life event......................................................................................................................................6
3) Make recommendations for improving the support available in a health and social care
organisation for individuals and their networks when affected by significant life events. ..7
CONCLUSIONS..............................................................................................................................8
REFERENCES ...............................................................................................................................9

INTRODUCTION
Their are various life events occur in an individual life which impact significantly on
their mental health and life. This life events occur from various circumstances that occur in
person life. As the significant life vents refers to changes that happen in life of human. These can
be unexpected events. The impact of such events occur life time which leaves a person in
unpredictable state. These events can be occur through various circumstances such as losing
someone close, etc. After happening of such events, behaviour and attitude of a person is not
same (Breen, 2016). As it varies from person to person which changes according to their
circumstances. In this assignment, the impact of life events occur on person's life which can be
occur from responses of various group are covered in this. The impact of health and social care
also occur on individual experience which are discussed in this. In addition to this, there are
some external and internal support are present which provide support to individual according to
their experiences. This also help in developing own contribution to support person experiences.
The various recommendations can be occur in order to support individual that are occur by
health and social care organisation.
CASE STUDY
Staci D. is 25 years old from Skegness. On 19 July 2016, his mother, Julia died at age of
55 after being hospital due with lung disease. The Staci D. and his mother are not much attach to
their family and relatives. After death of his mother, he contacted local care services and was
supported by care volunteers. “Before my mother died, I spoke to general practitioner because
losing a mother is really a difficult in terms of a child. But they refused to help until my mother
died”.
“After death of my mother, I needed to talk with someone as I was depressed all time
which lead to weaker my body and changing in my sleeping pattern. My general practitioner
suggest me to take help from Cruse Bereavement Care. I contacted with their volunteer and after
three weeks later they contact me back and their volunteers came to see me.
TASK 1
1) Explain the impact of significant life events on individuals.
There are various significant events occur in life of an individuals. The individual are
mostly highly affected from events that occur in losing someone who are close to them. This
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leads to bereavement period in which a person faces depression and stress after getting lose of
someone. Any change in their situation lead to mood changes that convert into mourns according
to their presence of situation. The changes have different examples which impact differently on
mind of individual such as relationship problems, losing job, divorce, death of someone close.
The impact of these events can be occur as negative impact which leads to various disease such
as grief, anxiety, etc. In context of case, Staci's mother has a lung disease which later on get
worsen with time. This leads to her hospitalized where her condition get worsen and it result in
her death. His son Staci has a significant impact on his life as he was highly attached to her
mother. There are various impact occur which are described below.
Physical:- the disease can cause various effect on health of a individual . A person who
suffers from bereavement also have other impact on life of an individual. There are different
physical changes occur in body of an human (Canevello, Michels and Hilaire, 2016). As
unexpected events highly impact on mind state of an individual which leads to various physical
problems in body of individual. There are several physical impact occur on health of an
individual such as changes in sleeping pattern, lack of hungry, etc. As per the case, after losing
his mother, various physical impact are seen on body of Staci as his body becomes weaker at
time.
Psychological:- this impact occur as mental state of individuals in which circumstances
develops changes in behaviour and thinking of an individual. In case, after death of Staci's
mother, he suffers lots of psychological problems such as depression, etc. This result in changing
his sleep pattern which includes several other problems in their mind state.
Social:- When a person face significant life events in his life, it is necessary to attain
support socially. As it helps in developing morale and strength in a person's life towards their
situation. In Staci's mother illness case, the local authorities refused to help her in his mother's
case from which he can prevent his mother from death. As he does not gain any sympathy and
support from outsiders which is also as a drawback that occur from socially.
2) Analyse possible group responses to significant life events.
A person can receive various responses from different types of group such as families,
local authorities and society. In case of losing someone, the support is necessary to be provided
to individual who are facing such events. The health care professional also plays a vital role in
responding life events that fall out in a person life unexpectedly. As the groups are responsible
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