Being Healthy in a Modern World

 

 

XGBSHN3013 Being Healthy in a Modern World – Essay
Assessment Pack contents:

Short introduction to the task.

Key terms

Key resources

Template to outline structure and content

Rubric to understand marking criteria

Video to explain it.

Short introduction to the task:

 

The focus of this essay is the impact of the pandemic on the psychosocial needs of the elderly.

 

Key terms:

 

The term ‘psychosocial’ relates to the way that social factors affect states of mind (Public Health England, 2017.

 

Psychosocial is a term that refers to how our personality develops over time and the interaction between our psychological needs and social demands

 

 

Key Resources:

Understanding the elderly and their psychosocial life stage:

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development (verywellmind.com)

Psychosocial factors: Psychosocial pathways and health outcomes: informing action on health inequalities (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Study of the Elderly in scotland:

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on psychosocial factors, health, and lifestyle in Scottish octogenarians: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study (plos.org)

 

Template:

Introduction (250 words)

Explain your understanding of the Public Health England definition of psychosocial.

Describe the psychosocial stage of development using Eriksons theory to explain why the elderly were vulnerable during covid

Using the Age UK reports, give some statistics on the feelings of isolation and loneliness that the elderly experienced during covid. Give a statistic that emphasised they were more at risk of mortality during covid and the worries and fears this would have created

 

Main Body

Subheading 1: Social Isolation and distancing (250 words)

Describe what this meant for the elderly during the pandemic using reports and newspaper articles. Explain how this would have influenced their social needs and how this would impact their state of mind

Subheading 2: Social contact and use of social media (250 words)

Use news articles and report to explain how the social contact and use of social media by the elderly changed during the pandemic. Explain how this would have influenced their social needs and how this would impact their state of mind (both positively and negatively) identify at least 2 articles to support your findings

Subheading 3: Worries and fear (250 words)

How will have media stories led to increased worries and fears? Explain how this would have influenced their need to see relations for reassurance and how this would have impacted their mental health

Subheading 4: Increased loneliness and levels of being housebound (250 words)

Use the reports to explain how the pandemic impacted the daily routines of the elderly and led to increased levels of loneliness. Explain how this would have limited their social and psychological needs.

Solutions: (250 words

Identify some of the innovative ways care homes tried to increase social contact with familiy members and the elderly during the pandemic and how this would have met  psychosocial needs.

 

Conclusion:

Summary of main findings

 

Rubric used to mark:

   

Pass

 

Fail

Mark criterion 1 You have demonstrated the ability to present module specific content effectively to an appropriate audience. You have not demonstrated the ability to present module specific content effectively to an appropriate audience.
Mark criterion 2 You have sufficiently employed academic skills and conventions to achieve the learning objective(s) that the task assesses.

Your sentences………..

Your use of terms indicates your understanding, in particular………

In future……….

You have not sufficiently employed academic skills and conventions to achieve the learning objective(s) that the task assesses.

Your sentences………..

Your use of terms indicates your understanding, in particular………

To pass this assignment…………..

Mark criterion 3 You have managed to present a well-structured piece of assessment work.

Your strength was…………

In future…………………

You have not managed to present a well-structured piece of assessment work.

You have tried to………….

To pass this assignment……….

Mark criterion 4 Your work draws upon academic sources in an appropriate way.

It was positive to see your use of……………..

Your reference list was……….

In future……………

Your work does not draw upon academic sources in an appropriate way.

It was positive to see your use of……………..

Your reference list was……….

To pass this assignment…………

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