Communication in health care

Communication in health care

Order Description
• All students are required to submit an assignment for this module
• Word count 1500 (+/- 5%)
• Choose one of the assignment titles listed below
• Submission date 15th January 2015 1600 hours
o Unless a support plan is in place allowing for late submission, or a PMC for late submission is accepted , assignments submitted after this date and time will incur a late penalty ( in accordance with University procedure)
• For referencing guidelines please visit http://www.resources.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/referencing/
Question 1

Select any two factors which must be considered by a HCP and discuss how they enable the HCP to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals
Guidelines for submission of the ICPP assignment

To assist with this assignment some suggestions for discussion have been included. It is NOT expected that you work through the entire list, but rather USE THE IDEAS presented to help focus your reading on the two areas you select and then develop your individual discussion.

• Effective team work or inter-professional working
• Patient/client-centred care- patient empowerment
• Ethics as a fundamental aspect of health care
• Confidentiality and consent
• Understanding people- health psychology/ Health behaviour/ Managing change
• Communication/listening/interview skills

In order to answer this question you need to first the define your topics e.g. team working / communication/
Begin your essay by writing an introduction outlining what will be discussed in the body of the essay. Make sure that your introduction maintains a focus on the essay remit.

In the body of your essay you could consider taking each of the two areas independently and discuss their impact on health and wellbeing.

Finally conclude by drawing all the main points of the essay together and summarise the impact of these on health and wellbeing of the individual.

Question 2

Select two moral or ethical principles and discuss how they could impact on the delivery of healthcare.

Guidelines for submission of the ICPP assignment

• In order to answer this question you need to first the define notion of ethical or moral principles
• Explore the two moral/ethical principles you aim to discuss and explain their impact on the healthcare.
• You may choose to discuss this in relation to :
o The service user
o The carers
o The NHS as an organisation.

o You could choose one, two or all three. The impact might be different on each of these three.

• Begin your essay by writing an introduction outlining what will be discussed in the body of the essay. Make sure that your introduction maintains a focus on the essay remit.

• In the body of your essay you could consider taking each of the two moral principles independently and discuss their impact on the service user/ the carer/ the NHS (depending on which aspect you have decided to explore).

• Finally conclude by drawing all the main points of the essay together and summarise the impact of these of the moral/ethical principles