Online learning has changed dramatically over the last decade. Those who previously found it difficult to continue their education now can do so from the comfort of their own home. No longer tied to finding classes that fit around 9 to 5 work schedules, this generation of web savvy user now has access to far more material than ever before.
Thanks to the development of technology and the availability of alternative teaching platforms, further education is no longer tied to the classroom. With the number of reputable online universities and training providers increasing, everyone from single parents to retired pensioners, are now able to learn new skills 365 days of the year.
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According to recent statistics in the UK, a sixth of the adult population have a diagnosed mental health illness. The problem with the figures though, according to NHS Digital, is that in reality they probably don’t even scratch the surface.
Taking into account undiagnosed depression and post traumatic stress disorder, it is estimated that closer to one quarter of the population may at any given time be experiencing some kind of mental health problem.
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A certainty of life is that, sooner or later, it must unfortunately come to an end for us all. Palliative care (better known – though mistakenly so – as end of life care) exists to make sure this passing can come as peacefully and comfortably as possible.
It is important to be aware of what palliative care entails, and what options are available for palliative care since there are a few misconceptions about it. Discussing these will be the purpose of this article.
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There are many specialisations and roles within the medical field; being as wide reaching and complex as it is, it would be irresponsible and impractical to expect any single physician to have a comprehensive knowledge of all facets of medicine. This article takes a look at paediatrics, explaining the role and different facets of the work paediatricians do, and give an overview of the stages of training involved when becoming a paediatrician.
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Reablement is a short and intensive service (up to six weeks) usually delivered in the home, to help people get back on their feet. Offered to people with disabilities, the elderly or those recovering from an illness or injury the service is usually free.
Providing personal care, help with daily living activities and other practical tasks, reablement encourages service users to develop the confidence and skills to carry out these activities themselves and continue to live at home.
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