Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
Unit 23 Unit 23: Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
(P1) Explain factors that affect access to complementary therapies – you should make reference to education, physical and geographical factors, socioeconomic and cultural impacts as well as the role of referral systems and how these will affect service users accessing complementary therapies.
(P2) Explain how the use of complementary therapies is regulated – To gain P2 you should then give a thorough explanation of how complementary therapies are regulated, you should give consideration to the role of legislation, codes of ethics, and codes of practice, self-regulation, and enforcement and consider the effectiveness of each of these.
(M1)Discuss complementary therapies that are available for users of health and social care – to gain M1 extend your essay to discuss at least 4 complementary therapies that are available giving a clear explanation of; what the therapy is and then make reference to the common use of these, signs and symptoms that they treat, the benefits to the client and any contra-indications or side effects that may occur from using them.
M3 discuss the role of two complementary therapies in maintaining health and wellbeing-
In order to meet M3 you need to extend your case study by discussing the role of 2 different therapies in treating the condition specified in P5 and how they will maintain health & well-being of the individual. You should:
• Discuss the role of each therapy in relation to the condition from P5