Unit 23 Complementary Therapies Assignment Sheet

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...RESEARCH METHODOLOGY P1 EXPLAIN THE FUNCTION OF RESEARCH IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Research is a systematic investigation of gathering and examining information in order to set up facts. It can also be explained as finding out about a particular topic for a particular reason. (Wps.prenhall.com, 2014). Research is used in many different settings and it is carried out to gather more accurate information about a particular topic. For example: finding out about the Ebola virus or the designer babies. The objective of this assignment is to explain the 8 functions of research in health and social care. They are Identify need, Highlight gaps, Plan provision, Inform provision and improve practice, Monitor progress, Aid reflection, Extend knowledge and understanding and finally Topics of contemporary importance. IDENTIFYING NEEDS Identifying needs means of finding out what individuals or communities have or do not have in a society. It shows of who might need services or resources and therefore should be a priority. This involves the gathering of a demographic data and to find out a demographic data of a group of people or a community, carrying out a research project, surveys and questionnaires can be used. Demographic data consist of household facts of race, education, income, population, which also includes statistics of abuses, rapes, births, deaths, or diseases and many more. An instance can be finding out a demographic data about a new housing estate being...

Unit 23 Health and Social Care

2293 WordsMar 18th, 201610 Pages

Factors which affect access to Complementary Therapies.

There are many things which can affect access to complementary therapies. The ones I will be explaining are:

• Physical Factors
• Socio-economic Factors
• Education Factors
• Cultural Factors
• Geographic Factors

Many people will experience many physical factors such as pain and mobility problems, some individuals may feel that it’s best to take orthodox medicines which are the best pain relief or option for them, this includes treatments such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. However, some people might have side effects from medicines, therefore they choose to have alternatives, such as, massage and acupuncture. This means that pain can be taken away without any side…show more content…

Individuals living in rural and suburb areas may have very few centres which offer complementary therapies and might not know where their nearest one is.

Culture can also affect access complementary therapies as not all cultures may use or believe in some therapies. Some religions such as Muslim believe that the only man that should touch a woman is her husband, therefore, they only want women to treat them.

How Complementary Therapies are regulated
CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. CNHC stands for Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. This was set up with the Governments support to protect the public by providing s UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. This regulator has been approved an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care which main aim is to protect the public. Therefore, they have met the authority’s demanding standards. All registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which is commitment to professionalism and high standards. Also, the GMC (General Medical Council) confirms that GP’s are able to refer patients to practitioners. (What is the CNHC Register?, 2016)
The GRCCT register was released on 6th June 2008. GRCCT stands for the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies. With the GRCCT, each profession has its own Voluntary Self-Regulatory Group which feeds into the GRCCT.

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