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Nine top tips on talking about sex… for young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition
Let's talk about sex! Sarah Earle and Maddie Blackburn outline 9 ways you can find out more about sex, intimacy and relationships if you have a life-limiting or disabling condition.Watch now ❯Nine top tips on talking about sex… for young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition
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Five things to know about being disabled and LGBTQ
Disabled people are often wrongly assumed not to have sexuality or interest in sex! Here, Jamie Hale reels off 5 things you need to know about being disabled and LGBTQ...Read now ❯Five things to know about being disabled and LGBTQ
To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this free course, Care relationships, you will explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?Learn more ❯Care relationships
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In today's fast-changing care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. This degree provides a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, and the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You'll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Health and Social Care
We all depend on care services at some time in our lives ? at home; in hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries; or in community and residential settings. This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an authoritative overview of health and social care, with real-life case studies taking you deep into the experience of receiving care and working in care services. It has also been written for those new to university study and will help you develop the learning skills needed for degree study. Whether you're involved in care work (paid or unpaid), use services yourself, or simply have a general interest, this module will build knowledge and understanding, develop skills, and prepare you for further study.Learn more ❯An introduction to health and social care
Health and social care is an important and complex topic that is seldom out of the news. Studying this module will help you get to grips with three important areas which affect us all in our adult lives?health and wellbeing, mental health and ageing and later life. You'll be introduced to some of the key concepts, theories and debates and explore a rich mixture of real-life case studies, audio-visual material and academic texts, all developed by experts drawing on cutting-edge research. An equally important focus of K118 is on developing your study and employment-related skills, allowing you to enhance your understanding of professional and service user-focused practice in health and social care.Learn more ❯Perspectives in health and social care