Healthcare

Task:
The Department of Health (2014) has highlighted that ‘there is a two way relationship between wellbeing and health: health influences wellbeing and wellbeing itself influences health’.
In order for health and social care professionals to work effectively with individuals and communities, it is essential that a holistic perspective is taken to assess the factors that influence individuals’ health and wellbeing.
Drawing upon the target population from your interim assignment, you will take a holistic approach to identify and analyse the factors that could enhance or hinder the health and wellbeing of those individuals and communities. From your analysis, you should identify a factor you consider to be of most importance in its influence upon the health and wellbeing of the target population and discuss the significance of its impact.  You should use relevant evidence to support your rationale.
Task criteria:
Knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories of health and wellbeing from a holistic perspective.
Ability to engage in analysis and application of health and wellbeing theory and practice, to identify and examine the factors influencing the health and wellbeing of the target population.
Please consider these
You should focus your essay upon the allocated topic and targeted population that you focused upon in the interim assignment.
Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of health and wellbeing within your discussion, including the relationship between health and wellbeing, and the importance of using a holistic approach to assess the needs of the target population.
Use a holistic approach to identify and analyse factors that influence health and wellbeing of the target population. You should include factors that hinder and enhance health and wellbeing.
Apply relevant theories to support your identification and analysis of the factors influencing the health and wellbeing of the target population.
Identify the issue you consider to be of most importance in its influence upon the health and wellbeing of the target population. Discuss why this issue has the greatest influence upon the health and wellbeing of the target audience. You should use relevant evidence to support your rationale.
You should support all discussions with relevant evidence from a range of appropriate sources.  You should demonstrate your research and reading beyond the scope of the core text and classroom resources, and include academic and peer-reviewed sources within your supporting references.