impact of significant life events

Unit 22
Supporting Individuals Through
Significant Life Events
– Enayet Sarwar
Learning Outcomes
LO1 Assess the impact of significant life events on
individuals and their social networks
LO2 Review the roles of external agencies that provide
support for individuals and their social networks going
through significant life events
LO3 Explain how organisational policies and procedures
support individuals and their social networks affected by
significant life events
LO4 Reflect on how individuals who have experienced
significant life events are supported in care service
provision
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LO1 Assess the impact of significant life events on
individuals and their social networks
• Relationship between Impact on individual and the impact on
families and wider social network
• Critical Discussion
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Impact of Life changing events
A new born with autism can change the whole family
dynamics:
• Cost of raising an autistic child
• Avoiding dependency on aids, i.e., wheelchair
• Not allowing the child to be independent
• Parental Anxiety
• Social life of parents
• Stress on everything
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Impact of life event on family
Male Partner becomes wheelchair based, female partner is only
bread winner of the family:
• Stress
• Argument on small issues
• Misunderstanding developed
• Family breaks
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Critical Discussion – 1
What is critical discussion?
Critical discussion is an involvement in an
academic debate. It requires ‘a refusal to accept
the conclusions of other writers without evaluating
the arguments and evidence they provide’.
(University of Leicester. Learning Development Centre, 2013)
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Critical Discussion – 1
In critical discussion,
– Organise and evaluate evidences
– Make comparison between materials
– Analyse why something did not work
– Apply your own judgement
– Makes links between areas of knowledge
– Argue, contrast
– Draw your conclusion
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Critical Discussion – 3
In this context:
• Present the comparison between the impacts
• Analyse how the impacts influence each other.
• Organise some evidences
• What other people think about the impacts.
• Mention your agreement and disagreement
• Apply your own thoughts (What you experienced in your own
work Place)
• Draw a conclusion.
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Impact on Life
https://youtu.be/RBbul6FnBvE

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Impact Of Life events
•Physical,
•Emotional
•Social and economic
•Intellectual
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Physical Impact
Possible challenges
• Increase of extra support,
• Change of needs and wants
• Physical condition could deteriorate
Benefits – Improved Health
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Emotional
• Frequent changes in mood
• Feeling of confusion or isolation, fear, anxiety,
stress, anger, low feelings of self- worth, loss of
purpose, shame, loss of pride, depression or low
mood.
Benefits:
• Improved feeling of self-worth, positive mood,
increased confidence.
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Social and Economic
• Loss of independence.
• Loss of income
• Loss of the access of familiar social network
• Dependence on familiar and unfamiliar others
Benefits:
• Opportunity to create new relationship, seek new
sources of income, achieve alternative economic
goals.
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Intellectual
• Negative changes in self perception
• Loss of stimulation or familiar activities
• Changed understanding
• Inability or reluctance to make choices
• Disempowerment
• Inability to plan for future
• Feeling pressurized
Benefits:
Positive changes in perspective and self-perception, accepting
new challenges, opportunities to access different experience
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Social Networks
Whatever connection you have outside of your
family are Social network
https://youtu.be/6a_KF7TYKVc
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Impact on Family and social network
• Changes in relationship dynamics
• Taking on role of informal carers of parent, spouse, children etc
• Additional responsibility that can lead to stress and depression
• Feeling of guilt, stress, fear, destabilisation, embarrassment,
helplessness
• Unsure of what is expected of them but feel that they need help
• Wanting to stay in touch but often feel pushed away
• Unsure of how to help
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Next Session
LO2 Review the roles of external agencies that provide
support for individuals and their social networks going
through significant life events
Topics:
• Voluntary agencies and their role
• Statutory agencies and their roles
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End of session – 1
Any Question
Thank you
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