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Assignment Context and Scenario:
Consider yourself as a health and senior social care consultant appointed to undertake a research project related to a specific area of health and social care practice in your chosen health and social care setting. The chosen area of health and social care practice can be in a residential care home, hospital, pharmacy, or prison, crèche center; governmental agencies (i.e. DOH, CQC, Public Health England). You would need to identify a specific problem or issue area in health and social care such as: poor quality care in residential homes and its impact on service users; safeguarding service users in health and social care, homelessness and its impact on health and social care; services for those recovering from disability; legislation and its impact on service users; social policy changes for elderly people in residential care, public perception of FGM and the stigma behind the way that these are dealt with; barriers in health and social care and ways forward for inter-professional collaboration; government strategies in health promotion; asylum seekers and its impact on health and social care.
You will be required to identify a specific problem or issue in related topic in health and social care for research and write a Research Proposal outlining the issues as a problem statement leading to identifying the Research Objectives or hypotheses to be proved. This is required to be justified and supported by review of relevant literature. The aim of the Research Project is to collect relevant data and information related to the problem identified and using appropriate (primary and secondary) sources and analyse the findings before presenting them in appropriate format.Your are therefore required to carry out the four tasks as outlined in the following page in order to complete this assignment and present to the senior consultant in health and social care. 1. The Criteria that will be assessed on this assignment are shown in the section below labelled Unit Criteria and Levels. These are also shown against the tasks so that you know exactly which task(s) refer to which criteria. 2. In most assignments you will have the opportunity to achieve at all levels – Pass, Merit or Distinction – and your highest achievement for each of the Grading Criteria will count. Occasionally a particular task may offer restricted opportunities (i.e. the best grade anyone could achieve would be a Pass or Merit) in which case the maximum grade will be specified. 3. If the evidence you submit does not meet the requirements of a Pass in any of the Grading Criteria you will receive R grade and will need to consult your assessing tutor about resubmission or other opportunities to achieve the grades. 4. You will receive your tutor’s assessment of your grades, and feedback, on a separate assignment Grading and Feedback Sheet on the VLE.
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|TASKS YOU NEED TO DO||Criteria|
|LO 1:||Task 1 A: Based upon the specific health and social care problem identified in your chosen organisation formulate a Research Proposal, outlining the specific objectives that need to be addressed in the Research Proposal form.||P 1.1, P 1.2|
|Note: Here you need to identify the research questions to arrive at the appropriate Research Objectives and support your arguments (factors that contribute to the process of research project selection) and justify the hypotheses, if any.|
|Task 1 B: Identify Relevant Literature related to your chosen topic and undertake a critical review of key references, including appropriate theories and concepts.||P 1.3, D 1|
|Task 1 C: Develop and discuss the relevant Research Methodology to implement the proposed research and draw up an appropriate plan, including a time schedule for carrying out the research (GANNT Chart can be used if necessary).||P 1.4|
|Note: You need to consider the relevant sources of data and such as primary and secondary and outline and justify the proposed methods using appropriate sampling methods to collect data within the context of validity and reliability.||M 2|
|LO 2:||Task 2 A: Plan and organise the necessary resources and match efficiently to the research question or hypothesis so that the proposed research investigation can be undertaken in accordance with the agreed specification and procedures.||P 2.1, P 2.2, P 2.3|
|Note: This requires you to demonstrate evidence in the form of logbook, a sound questionnaire, schedule, and monitoring process used etc.|
|Task 2 B: Record and collate relevant data where appropriate and organise in tables if necessary.||P 2.4|
|Note: Here, you should also provide the raw data collected and an account on the response rate and the overall effectiveness of the research investigation process.|
|LO 3:||Task 3 A: Organise structure the raw data in tabular format and use appropriate techniques to analyse the findings in an orderly manner.||P 3.1, P 3.2 M 3|
|Note: You would need to use appropriate methods to present the finding such as graphs and charts as well and produce a produce a body of written materials.|
|Task 3 B: Interpret and evaluate the results in terms of the original research Specification and objectives and make recommendations with justification.||P 3.3, D 2|
|Hint: The findings should be linked to the research objectives in the process of evaluation so that conclusion can be made whether the research problems identified or the proposed hypotheses were true or not.|
|LO 4:||Task 4: Present the outcomes of the entire research as a Presentation and appropriate as a written report.|
|Note: This is the final written report that should be well structured and written to meet the professional standards. A list of references in Harvard system format and can take help from employmentability skills assignment||P D 4.1|
|Outcomes||Assessment criteria for Pass|
|LO1 Understand how to formulate a research specification||1.1 Formulate and record possible research project outline specifications 1.2 Identify the factors that contribute to the process of research project selection 1.3 Undertake a critical review of key references 1.4 Produce a research project specification 1.5 Provide an appropriate plan and procedures for the agreed research specification|
|LO2: Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to Specification||2.1 Match resources efficiently to the research question or hypothesis 2.2 Undertake the proposed research investigation in accordance with the agreed specification and procedures 2.3 Record and collate relevant data where appropriate|
|LO3: Be able to evaluate the research outcomes||3.1 Use appropriate research evaluation techniques 3.2 Interpret and analyse the results in terms of the original research specification 3.3 Make recommendations and justify areas for further consideration|
|LO4: Be able to present the research outcomes||4.1 Use an agreed format and appropriate media to present the outcomes of the research to an audience.|
A. Based upon the specific health and social care problem identified in your chosen organisation formulate a Research Proposal, outlining the specific objectives that need to be addresses in the Research Proposal form.
Research ProposalResearch Title: Legislation and Its Impact on the Service Users in the Hospital Research Question: How the legislations impact the service users in the hospital? Do legislations promote the rights of the service users of health and social care? Introduction:
The Health and Social care sector is spread widely and it is gaining importance with the changing environment. There are many policies, procedures and legislations in the health and social care which have its impact on the service users too. (Government, 2008) As a health and senior social care consultant, this research is conducted to know that how the legislations impact the service users in the hospitals. Legislations refer to the laws which aims at regulating the hospitals or any other organisation so that the rights of the service users can be protected and their benefits can be maximized. (excellence, 2015) Legislations guides the workers in the hospitals, the service providers that how they should treat the patients and other service users so that they feel empowered and protected. There are certain legislations made in the health and social care sector to provide the guidance to work which are The Human Rights Act, (1988), Care standards Act (2000), Data Protection Act, etc. (Commission c. Q., 2015)
The Human Rights Act, (1988) fights for the rights, equality and dignity of the service users and the service users get the right to complain if they are not satisfied with nay service provided in the hospital. Care standards Act (2000) aims at empowering the service users by providing the guidance to the doctors, patients, care workers, etc. The activities here are undertaken to empower the service users. (Commission C. Q., 2015) The Data Protection Act aims at maintaining the privacy and security of the data of the service users. Certain principles are also followed so that the Data Protection Act is not breached. All the data of the service users are used for the required purposes and not for unnecessary purposes, the data is accessed by the authorized person only and not everyone. (Commission c. Q., 2015)
Legislations protect the Health and Social care service users and their interests. If proper legislations are followed, the service users will get proper respect, proper attention will be given to each service user, service users will feel respected and dignified, there will be a sound communication between the service providers and service users and the loopholes can be minimized then. A positive environment will be established in the hospital and the patients will feel secure. (Commision, 2015)Aim: The main aim of the research is to discuss the legislations in the Health Social Care sector which have a great impact on the service users in the hospital and also how the legislations promote and maximize the rights of the service users in the hospital.