Hnc Healthcare Graded Unit Essay

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Providing a therapeutic activity for a patient in long term care Health Care: Graded Unit 1 F0KF 34 March 2012 Contents Introduction Page 3 Planning Stage Page 4-9 Development Stage Page 10-13 Introduction As part of my Higher National Certificate course in healthcare I am required to provide evidence of achieving the following principle aims in the form of a graded unit; * Knowledge, theory and practice in a variety of health care settings * A broad range of specialised vocational knowledge and skills, involving recent developments and specialisms * Have an individual patient focus in my practice * Develop reflective practice * Promote career progression and…show more content…
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