Introduction

This short course will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the knowledge and theory associated with social work practice. You will begin by thinking about key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice. You will then move on to looking at social work with individuals, exploring the importance of biography. Finally you will consider reflective practice. Reflective activities will enable you to apply learning
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Department of Health (2011) UK Physical Activity Guidelines [Online], Available from https://www.gov.uk/ government/ publications/ uk-physical-activity-guidelines (Accessed
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Conclusion

This free course, Improving aerobic fitness, provided an introduction to studying Health & Wellbeing. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.

The course has given you an introduction to some of the factors that need to be considered when developing an exercise programme to improve aerobic fitness. The principles of training and FITT apply not on
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3.3.1 A conflict of interest

One of the difficulties of the involvement of drug companies in the mental health field is that it produces a conflict of interest. To put it crudely, drug companies rely on a continuing supply of patients to keep them in business. This is not always congruent with people's best interests, as you will see below. Although mental health services are intended to help people experiencing mental distress, they also have other driving forces. The market economy model of provision has encouraged the
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1.2.1 Boundaries and terminology

In another context Shakespeare asked, ‘What's in a name?’, and suggested by way of an answer that a rose may smell as sweet whatever it is called. In the context of social boundaries, however, the language used is actually very important in determining ‘who's in’ and ‘who's out’.

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1.1 Introduction

This extract looks at what we are calling ‘boundaries of explanation’. It tackles key issues such as:

  • What are mental health and distress – and who decides?

  • What are the views of people who have acquired a label of ‘mental illness’?

  • What are the views of those who determine – and patrol – the boundary between mental distress and ‘normality’?

The extract looks at language and terminology an
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2.12.2 Litigation

The level of litigation against CAM therapists is currently very low, particularly compared with corresponding actions being brought against doctors and other health care professionals. This, in turn, is reflected by the low annual indemnity insurance paid by most CAM practitioners. CAM therapists tend to attribute this to CAM's safety profile compared with orthodox medicine, together with CAM practitioners’ ability to forge better therapeutic relationships with users. However, other commen
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The Liberty Science Center and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services present this new Web siteexamining the tobacco plant from seed to cigarette. The site is full of information on all aspects of tobacco, from how it is grown and how cigarettes are manufactured to health effects of smoking and the science behind nicotine addiction. The site is well-organized with detailed information written for a general audience; almost anyone can learn something of interest by visiting.
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ThinkQuest: Nutrition for Kids
A ThinkQuest international competition winner, Nutrition for Kids was created by a team of three fifth grade students to educate children about good nutrition. The website offers basic, straightforward information about nutrition in a variety of formats including a chart on Nutrients and their Functions, a diagram of the Food Pyramid, Sample Menus, and a section entitled, Foods You Should Eat. The site also offers a few References and nutrition-related websites as well as a short feature on Engl
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Daily Lesson Plan : redefining Addiction
The New York Times Learning Network offers a lesson plan to complement a recent article on the biology of drug addiction. The lesson plan, designed for grades 6-12, helps students learn about how addiction can have both physiological and behavioral effects. Students then apply what they learn in developing a training session for counselors working with drug-addicted teenagers. Discussion questions, vocabulary, Web links, and extension activity ideas are all included.
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Food and Nutrition Resources for Teachers
The Food and Nutrition Information Center, part of the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library (NAL), offers educators an easy way to find food and nutrition information on the Web. The site is packed with links to NAL resources, such as subject- and grade-specific bibliographies, informative Web sites and databases, a downloadable lesson plan about the USDA's Nutrient Database, and much more.
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With the growing concern over unhealthy eating habits in the US, this lesson plan from the New York Times Learning Network offers a timely and interesting look at the concept of serving size. The lesson helps students understand the definition of a suggested serving size and re-define their daily food intake in terms of these recommended amounts. A recent New York Times article on the topic plus an extensive set of classroom activities form the basis of the lesson, which requires about one hour
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