HND Assignment Brief
Programme Title: CPK 36 Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care
Recommended Word limit: Maximum 3,500
This Unit will be assessed by assignment
You are strongly advised to read “Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document” before answering your assignment.
Task 1: LO1 Understand perceptions of health, disability, illness and behaviour
(Up to 750 words)
You are working in Health and Social Care as a Health Care Assistant (HCA). One of your clients, Peter is a 42 year old man with Cerebral Palsy and is diagnosed with a mental illness – Bi-polar Affective Disorder. The Cerebral Palsy affects his hearing and use of lower limbs. He is in receipt of 24 hour support and copes well with his impairment in general, undertaking various activities at a local theatre group and also goes swimming every day. He is very capable intellectually and has requested that you provide him with a summary report of recent academically informed research on the theme of how perceptions of Disability have changed in recent years and Government policies that have made a difference to the lives of Disabled people in relation to accommodation, work, rights and safeguarding.
What to do (information pack report)
In your information pack you must:
1.1 Analyse concepts of health, disability, and illness and behaviour in relation to users of health and social care. [P1.1]
1.2 Assess and discuss how perceptions about specific needs have changed. Link your answers to the case study. [P1.2]
1.3 Analyse the impact of past and present legislations, social policies, society and culture on the ways that services are made available for individuals such as Peter and his family. Cite specific legislations and link them to your analysis [P1.3, M1]
You must include in the information pack a reflective analysis to show how the knowledge you gained in Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care is linked/related to Unit: 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care. Using AC 1.3 above on past and present legislations, reflect on the link of safeguarding legislations , policies and the effect of culture, values on individuals who have been victim of abuse or service users who are disabled that are found in Unit 10.
To achieve M1, judgements made about legislations social policies, society and culture and relate them to the case study and analysis of the impact they have on the way services are made available for individuals with specific needs must be demonstrated.
Task 2: LO2 Understand how health and social care services and systems support individuals with specific needs.
(Up to 750 words)
What you must do (produce a brochure)
You are asked to produce a brochure on social care services and systems that support individuals with specific needs.
Anis a 60 years old man had a brain Haemorrhage at his late 40s. He had three brain surgeries which left him paralysed to the right side of his body and also with permanent speech impairment. At a later stage he regained his partial speech. His wife Nilam and his daughter Nafis are his only company at home. Continuous caring of Anis made Nilam isolated from her personal and social life. She was recently diagnosed with hypothyroid disease. Her continuous caring role and the mother’s responsibility to Nafis significantly contributing on her already developed depressed condition. Domiciliary care service of her choice provides workers three times in a week to care for her. One day a man comes in the morning to provide bathing services and other two days they come to support her with household chores. Nilam is taking 4 different types of medication and Nafis is extremely busy with her studies and her extra caring role for her parents. You are asked to produce a brochure on social care services and systems that support individuals with specific needs.
2.1 You must analyse the different care needs of individuals such as Anis, his wife Nilam and his daughter Nafis with specific needs. [P2.1, M2]
2.2 In the second part of your brochure you should explain current systems for supporting individuals such as Anis, his wife and his daughter in the case study. [P2.2]
2.3 Finally, you should evaluate the services available in a chosen locality for individuals with specific needs. [P2.3, D1]
To achieve M2 relevant theories have been applied when analysing physical needs, social needs, emotional needs , language needs, intellectual needs , spiritual needs of individuals such as Anis, Nilam and Nafis in the case study.
To achieve D1, conclusions have been arrived through synthesis of ideas and are justified when evaluating with examples of services available in a specific locality for individuals with specific needs.
You are asked to produce a brochure for LO2
A brochure is a marketing material, in the present case, which contains social care systems and support available for the service users with special needs
Your response includes needs of the users, current system and support available to meet the needs and an evaluation of current services in a specific locality. You can include images and diagrams in your brochure, though important to explain these. Remember that you will need to include secondary references to quality academic texts
To produce a brochure you need to use Microsoft Word as your chosen application
Task 3: LO3 Understand approaches and intervention strategies that support individuals with specific needs.
(Up to 1000 words)
What you must do – academic article
You have been commissioned by a Health and Social Care journal to write an academic article entitled ‘After the Bournewood Case – contemporary approaches to Learning Difficulty/Older Peoples’ Care and Support/Challenging Behaviour’. A link to the Bournewood Case is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz5Ecovjs4w or in your unit on the ICON VLE.
The editors have asked you to provide examples of good and/or improved practice in relation to specific needs in Health and Social Care – this can include Learning Difficulty, Older Peoples’ Care Needs, Challenging Behaviour and other specific needs covered on the course. They have indicated that particular attention should be paid to covering the significance in recent and emerging approaches to supporting individuals with Specific Needs and also when possible indicate their overall impact.
3.1 The first section of the guidance you must explain the approaches and interventions available to support individuals with specific needs. [P3.1]
3.2 In the next section of the guidance you must evaluate the effectiveness of intervention strategies used for service users with specific needs. [P3.2, D2]
3.3 Finally, in the guidance discuss the potential impact of emerging developments on support for individuals with specific needs. [P3.3, M3]
To achieve M3, a coherent discussion of concepts about the potential impact of emerging developments with examples given for the intended audience must be demonstrated on support with specific needs.
To achieve D2, substantial activities and investigations have been planned managed and organised and your answer will demonstrate that you have looked at both sides of the arguments and give examples of the effectiveness of intervention strategies used for users with specific needs.
Tasks 4: LO4 Understand strategies for coping with challenging behaviours associated with specific needs.
(Up to 750 words)
What to do (fact sheet)
Mr. JC is an 85 year old religious man and has been attending Day Care to reduce his isolation in order to maintain a stable mental health condition. A severe stroke few years back left him with slow mobility and partial speech impairment.
He has a habit of using specific chairs in the lounge and in the dining hall. His food intake is also specific in terms of choosing a specific piece from a whole fish, which the day centre provider purchases from a local fish market. Any change of these choices causes him to become agitated and angry.
When he is angry he becomes very aggressive and starts swearing at staff members using extremely degrading words in his native tongue. His aggressive attitude over time towards the staff has significantly increased. He believes that apart from the manager everyone has bad manners and also that everyone including the other service users has issues against him.
The care staff team became very unhappy due to his anger and aggressive behaviour. The social worker was contacted to review his case. He became angry while the meeting with the social worker was in progress. The social worker understood the situation and medical support was requested.
It is the responsibility of the manager to defuse the dissatisfaction of the members of staff and also to ensure that the best possible service is provided to Mr. JC. It is expected that you will produce a fact sheet for AC 4.1; 4.2; 4.3 which will include the different concepts of challenging behaviour, and include the impact of challenging behaviour and also analyse strategies.
4.1 In the first section produce a fact sheet that will explain different concepts of challenging behaviour. [P4.1]
4.2 The second section you must describe the potential impact of challenging behaviour on health and social care organisations. [P4.2]
4.3 Finally, in the third section of the fact sheet, you must analyse strategies for working with challenging behaviours associated with specific needs. [P4.3, D3]
You must include in your fact sheet a reflective analysis to show how the knowledge gained in Unit 1: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations is linked to Unit 16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care. For example using AC 4.3, in Unit 16 reflect on how communication can also impact challenging behaviours positively/negatively and how it is linked to AC 1.4 in Unit 1. You may have to go back to your Unit 1 and review AC 1.4
To achieve D3, your evidence should demonstrate strategies relating to working with challenging behaviour associated with specific needs such as found in the case study.
Further Guidance for the fact sheet for LO4
The point of a fact sheet is to get the reader to do something. More information than you need to convince them is a waste of the reader’s time and risks losing their attention.
One to two page is best
Remember to include references to Quality academic sources.
Make it readable – use at least 12 point font
Keep the text brief – no one wants to read tons of information in small font
Keep the most important information in the first paragraph – what the issue is, what action is needed, and label the main message(s)
Give references for more information – in electronic communications you can offer links
The fact sheet must be self-contained – do not refer to previous documents or assume that they remember the information
Use bullets when you can
Leave lots of white space
Make it very clear what you want them to do – Bold, text boxes, and graphics add emphasis
Give them all the tools they need to take the action – do not list “challenging behaviour” instead explain why they are challenging behaviour
To gain a Pass in a BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction, Merit and Pass criteria
|On successful completion of This unit a learner will:||Assessment criteria for pass:
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate;
|Questions reflecting the Learning Outcome|
|LO1: Understand perceptions of health, disability, illness and behaviour||1.1 analyse concepts of health, disability, illness and behaviour in relation to users of health and social care services
1.2 assess how perceptions of specific needs have changed over time
1.3. analyse the impact of legislation, social policy, society and culture on the ways that services are made available for individuals with specific needs
|LO2: Understand how health and social care services and systems support individuals with specific needs||2.1 analyse the care needs of individuals with specific needs
2.2 explain current systems for supporting individuals with specific needs
2.3 evaluate the services available in a chosen locality for individuals with specific needs
|LO3: Understand approaches and intervention strategies that support individuals with specific needs.||3.1 explain the approaches and interventions available to support individuals with specific needs
3.2 evaluate the effectiveness of intervention strategies for an individuals with specific need(s)
3.3 discuss the potential impact of emerging developments on support for individuals with specific needs
|LO4: Understand strategies for coping with challenging behaviours associated with specific needs.||4.1 explain different concepts of challenging behaviour
4.2 describe the potential impact of challenging behaviour on health and social care organisations
4.3. analyse strategies for working with challenging behaviours associated with specific needs