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1

Define expert patient

Patient/carer has an indepth knowledge of their condition - untapped resource

2

what might influence the general public's uptake of medical care

peers, internet, TV, health magazine, GP leaflets

3

define health literacy

people having the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems

4

list the 3 aims of SIGN guidelines

help health and social care professionals and patients understand medical evidence and use it to make decisions about healthcare, reduce unwanted variations in practice, improve healthcare across Scotland

5

give 6 examples of epidemiological data

mortality data, cancer statistics, accident statistics, hospital activity statistics, drug misuse databases

6

give 3 confounding factors

age, sex, social class

7

what is a confounding factor

one which is associated independently with both the disease and with the exposure under investigation and so distorts the relationship between the exposure and the disease

8

list 6 reasons for today's healthcare trends which are not directly related to health care problems

decrease in birth rates, improvements in housing, water supplies, sanitation, nutrition, safety

9

list 5 social implications of an elderly population

increased demand for home carers, increased demand for care homes, increased housing demands, increased workload for family carers, increased unemployment in the young

10

3 possible side effects of ibuprofen

GI upset, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity

11

financial implications of carer

working less hours so less income, cut backs on food and heating, health being affected, missing out on benefits

12

2 legal issues which may be in the ACP of any patient?

financial power of attorney, welfare power of attorney