#WeAHPs - Thursday 31st May 2018 8:30pm (GMT Standard Time) Social Isolation - a job for #AHPs ?

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This chat is guest hosted by @HelenOwen3 @jkfillingham @NaomiMcVey

“Loneliness breaks the spirit” – Proverb

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Theresa

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The psychological impact of loneliness and social isolation has long since been understood. Possibly most famously, Maslow identified that humans are designed with a need for other people. The popular model of the Hierarchy of Need, developed by Maslow identified this need for love and belonging, as underpinning to esteem and self-actualization – the ability to live at an individual’s potential in any area of their life.

Over more recent years, physical as well as psychological impact of socialisation has been assessed, particularly the impact of social isolation noting a drastic effect on individuals. One recent report by IOTUK  identified that social isolation it is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, has poorer outcomes than obesity and physical inactivity and increases the risk of death up to 26% in older adults (https://iotuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Social-Isolation-and-Loneliness-Landscape-UK.pdf).

Many of the comorbidities that arise from social isolation, as well as the contributing circumstances which may lead to it are reasons allied health professionals may encounter these individuals. Chances are, we have already seen someone who is struggling with social isolation and it’s an almost certainty that we will meet someone who is during our clinical careers.  In just the population aged 60+, it is estimated approximately 11% of people only interact with others once a month.

Previously considered as only a risk to older adults, it is now increasing in incidence across all generations and presenting huge ramifications to the state of national healthcare. As allied health professionals, we are often in contact with these people experiencing social isolation – but would you know how to spot it? Or what to do about it?

 

Join us to discuss social isolation and our role as allied health professionals at 8pm.

 

  1. What’s the difference between social isolation and loneliness?

  2. What impact does social isolation have on health and wellbeing?

  3. What factors contribute to the feeling of loneliness?

  4. How can we identify where loneliness/social isolation is contributing to a person’s health that we may be treating? What impact might it have on our interventions?

  5. What can we do about loneliness/social isolation for our patients? For our services? For society?

 







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 Evidence Based Practice

 

http://ageinplace.com/elderly-health/the-effect-of-social-isolation-and-aging-in-place/

https://iotuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Social-Isolation-and-Loneliness-Landscape-UK.pdf)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-action-on-health-inequalities-reducing-social-isolation

https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2013/07/Public-Health-Approaches-to-Social-Isolation-and-Loneliness-Part-1.pdf

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2015/12/08/loneliness-and-isolation-social-relationships-are-key-to-good-health/

https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/documents/en-gb/for-professionals/evidence_review_loneliness_and_isolation.pdf?dtrk=true

A theory of human motivation; Maslow (1954)





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 #WeAHPs transcript

 
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:30
Welcome to #WeAHPs everyone, the chat tonight is hosted by @NaomiMcVey @JKFillingham and @HelenOwen3 and introducin… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1002271195839057920
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:31
We’ve got lots of questions ready to stimulate discussion tonight! #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:31
Remember to include the hashtag #WeAHPs in all your tweets
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:31
So, who’s joining in to #WeAHPs? Say hello and where you’re joining from today
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 20:31
Hello from #Wolverhampton #weAHPs
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 20:32
RT @WeAHPs: Welcome to #WeAHPs everyone, the chat tonight is hosted by @NaomiMcVey @JKFillingham and @HelenOwen3 and introducing our new te…
@julie_bolter
31 May 2018 20:32
RT @WeAHPs: Welcome to #WeAHPs everyone, the chat tonight is hosted by @NaomiMcVey @JKFillingham and @HelenOwen3 and introducing our new te…
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 20:33
@WeAHPs Hello, I’m Sarah in Leeds! ???? #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:34
@SarahBradder Welcome Sarah :) #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:34
Quiet tonight but let's get started with Q1! #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:34
Q1: What do you understand by social isolation? #WeAHPs
@julie_bolter
31 May 2018 20:35
Hello from Devon #WeAHPs excited for my first tweet-chat hosting.
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:36
@julie_bolter Welcome Julie :) #weahps
@WestMidlandsCSP
31 May 2018 20:37
RT @WeAHPs: Q1: What do you understand by social isolation? #WeAHPs
@Faz_char
31 May 2018 20:37
TCAR UK v1.0. Awesome day of learning with #WeAHPs about the #silentsigns in Trauma care. So important to consider… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1002272871480217600
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:38
Reminder of Q1 for those joining us just now #weahps https://twitter.com/WeAHPs/status/1002272117155614720
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:38
@MidYorksTherapy Hello! #weahps
@logan_angie
31 May 2018 20:39
@WeAHPs Angie from Cornwall #WeAHPs
@SMcI14
31 May 2018 20:39
RT @WeAHPs: Q1: What do you understand by social isolation? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:40
#weahps https://twitter.com/SMcI14/status/1002273453918113793
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:41
So about participation as well as socialisation? #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:41
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/SMcI14/status/1002273453918113793
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:41
#weahps https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002273816448512000
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:41
#weahps https://twitter.com/SarahBradder/status/1002273751566778368
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:42
Interesting comments so far - do you think there is a difference between social isolation and loneliness? #weahps
@AliciaRidout
31 May 2018 20:42
@WeAHPs Hi from Leeds (just back from #WFOT18 ??). #WeAHPs
@knitknitqueen
31 May 2018 20:42
@WeAHPs #WeAHPs For me we have to start with those we work with, how do you know the person next to you is lonely a… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1002274203251494918
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 20:43
@knitknitqueen @WeAHPs Good comment leading us on to Q2! #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:43
Q2: What is the impact on the individual? And how might we recognise this in people we come into contact with? #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:43
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002274404334755841
@logan_angie
31 May 2018 20:44
@WeAHPs Yes. You can be lonely yet surrounded or interacting with others & society #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:44
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002273816448512000
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:46
Might be helpful to think of Maslow's Hierarchy here #weAHPs https://t.co/Or5GrEf200
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:47
#weahps https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002275113436418048
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:47
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/julie_bolter/status/1002274754244554753
@AliciaRidout
31 May 2018 20:47
@WeAHPs We need to focus on connecting communities in ways that are right for the people who live in them. Too many buzz words! ?? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:47
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002275113436418048
@hmprew
31 May 2018 20:48
RT @WeAHPs: Interesting comments so far - do you think there is a difference between social isolation and loneliness? #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:48
Q3: What factors may contribute towards social isolation? Which of these are controllable or non-controllable? #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:48
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002275113436418048
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:48
#weahps https://twitter.com/naziaahmad2007/status/1002275594430746624
@janebeecher2
31 May 2018 20:48
RT @WeAHPs: Might be helpful to think of Maslow's Hierarchy here #weAHPs https://t.co/Or5GrEf200
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:49
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002275458686377984
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:49
Just a reminder to all include the hashtag #weahps in your comments so we can all follow the conversation :)
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:50
Reminder of Q3 #weahps https://twitter.com/WeAHPs/status/1002275614794141696
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 20:54
@WeAHPs Stigma of certain illnesses is definitely still an issue. Lack of correct and effective services too #weAHPs
@Bexboxall
31 May 2018 20:54
RT @Faz_char: TCAR UK v1.0. Awesome day of learning with #WeAHPs about the #silentsigns in Trauma care. So important to consider weight+spe…
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:54
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002276935601442817
@AliciaRidout
31 May 2018 20:56
@sophm14 @WeAHPs Not relevant in what way if its what they are trying to communicate to you? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:56
#weahps https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002274404334755841
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:57
#weahps https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002273816448512000
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 20:58
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002277581712973825
@DavisCronin
31 May 2018 20:58
RT @WeAHPs: Q2: What is the impact on the individual? And how might we recognise this in people we come into contact with? #weahps
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 20:59
@MidYorksTherapy @WeAHPs Unfortunately you are totally right #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:00
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002277864279027712
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 21:02
@logan_angie @WeAHPs I think that’s an important point - not knowing what services are available #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:03
Any thoughts? #weahps https://twitter.com/knitknitqueen/status/1002279233249533952
@AliciaRidout
31 May 2018 21:04
@knitknitqueen @MidYorksTherapy @SarahBradder @WeAHPs Would we?? Do we? #WeAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:04
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/LornaspadLorna/status/1002279289352605698
@sophm14
31 May 2018 21:05
@WeAHPs often a postcode lottery as to whether service are available , local and feasible for the individual #weahps
@CMossPhysio
31 May 2018 21:07
@logan_angie @WeAHPs Agree. Unless we understand the reasons why then it can be difficult to aid change #weahps.
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:07
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/lornaspadlorna/status/1002279289352605698
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:07
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/theorthotist/status/1002278436424044546
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:08
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/lornaspadlorna/status/1002277257484914689
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:09
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/theorthotist/status/1002276400152367104
@knitknitqueen
31 May 2018 21:10
@LornaspadLorna @WeAHPs Yes this is true, not dressing like others, we need to celebrate individuality!! #weahps
@AliciaRidout
31 May 2018 21:12
Connecting communities??- through shared experiences. #WeAHPs https://twitter.com/HelenOwen3/status/1002279617493962752
@SarahBradder
31 May 2018 21:12
@MidYorksTherapy @knitknitqueen @HelenOwen3 @WeAHPs This is my favourite thing to do ?? #weAHPs
@profwordsworth
31 May 2018 21:12
RT @WeAHPs: Join us for tonight's tweetchat at 8.30pm http://wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/4099 #weahps
@aruesccam
31 May 2018 21:12
RT profwordsworth "RT WeAHPs: Join us for tonight's tweetchat at 8.30pm http://wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/4099 #weahps"
@sophm14
31 May 2018 21:13
@WeAHPs i think it gets lost in medical aspects of health due to pressures, and we aren’t always able to provide what is needed #weahps
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:13
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/MidYorksTherapy/status/1002281041661517824
@HardingDebs
31 May 2018 21:13
#weahps sorry to join late. My interest in this is that AHPs r often the one consistent contact for people with en… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1002282047237427200
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:14
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/MelaniePacker72/status/1002281886885072897
@CMossPhysio
31 May 2018 21:15
@WeAHPs Does it float the political vote? For me, it has to be on the radar of the decision makers who hold the purse belt #weahps
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 21:15
Meant to be more national - but requires so much voluntary support #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:15
#weAHPs https://twitter.com/melaniepacker72/status/1002281886885072897
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:16
#WeAHPs https://twitter.com/midyorkstherapy/status/1002275458686377984
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 21:18
@MidYorksTherapy @logan_angie @knitknitqueen @SarahBradder @WeAHPs I think #weahps are so well positioned for this… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1002283212465475584
@HardingDebs
31 May 2018 21:19
@WeAHPs #WeAHPs Do you feel the system supports AHPs for these practice encounters? What would help back at base?
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:20
Q6: What practical thing will you be taking away from today’s chat to change your practice? #weahps
@MidYorksTherapy
31 May 2018 21:22
@WeAHPs Give patients time to talk. You never know what you may discover. You could really make a difference to a life #weahps
@HardingDebs
31 May 2018 21:23
@WeAHPs #WeAHPs I'm interested to hear what colleagues feel would operational and organisational support would help… https://t.co/TMHUO7VOxb
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 21:24
@WeAHPs I think taking the time to dig - rather than be guided by assessment forms #weahps
@HelenOwen3
31 May 2018 21:24
@WeAHPs Also starting to volunteer with my local befriending service in a few weeks #weahps
@CMossPhysio
31 May 2018 21:24
@WeAHPs Ask your patients and act on the answers, however small- it can start to make a difference #MECC #weahps #allinthistogether
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:25
@HardingDebs What kinds of thing are you thinking? #weahps
@CMossPhysio
31 May 2018 21:27
@knitknitqueen @WeAHPs And this should include the staff around us #weahps
@HardingDebs
31 May 2018 21:27
@WeAHPs #weahps I’m picking up in my research that AHPs are often carrying a lot of responsibility for isolated and… https://t.co/fz8pKv07zi
@therapy2optimum
31 May 2018 21:28
@WeAHPs #weAHPs services become fragmented, unless we are very careful. Seems that there is little regard to this g… https://t.co/70YkrkVECM
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:28
Any thoughts? #weahps https://t.co/OV4VCKDjNZ
@nozzahead
31 May 2018 21:28
RT @WeAHPs: Q3: What factors may contribute towards social isolation? Which of these are controllable or non-controllable? #weahps
@knitknitqueen
31 May 2018 21:29
@HardingDebs @WeAHPs No, but then it makes me wonder if we reviewed services properly would we be able to use them more effectively? #weAHPs
@WeAHPs
31 May 2018 21:30
That's an hour everyone! Thank you to you all for joining in #WeAHPs tonight! We'll get the transcripts up soon




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