Lcohol Abuse in Britain and Effects on Family Life

Alcohol Abuse in Britain and Effects on Family life

Essay planning
Deadline: January 12, 2008, should be submitted before the date.

Essay should prove a comprehensive understanding of alcohol abuse in Britain and effects on family life.
This is an essay for Public Health module for a student at Nursing so it is very important that the essay structure will present the importance of the chosen subject in Public Health and a nurse s role/ implications into the subject.
Essay is about alcohol abuse with main concentration of its effects on families.
Essay shall have 2000 words, Harvard references (around 10), double spaced, 250 words/page.
Essay should be not use plagiarism, essay should be with original ones ideas and reference correctly all sources used.


Introduction: (200-250 words)
- Structure of essay
- What issues are we going to discuss 1,2,3?
- Identify topic choice
- Why is relevant  incidence in society
- Define, clarify key terms  public health roles of nurses
- alcohol abuse
- effects of alcohol abuse on families
- gender issue, incidence of alcohol abuse for gender male/female, issue of deapth
Main part of essay:
1. The issue/ problem.
- information about alcohol abuse. (cited work: Alcoholism can be divided into several subtypes. Gamma alcoholism applies to binge drinkers who alternate periods of sobriety and drunkenness. An example of gamma alcoholism would be a college student who engages in heavy binge drinking. In contrast, beta alcoholism is manifested by physical complications of chronic alcohol use such as cirrhosis, weakening of the liver, heart, stomach, and esophagus. An example of a beta alcoholic would be a housewife who is a maintenance drinker and experiences withdrawal symptoms. A number of issues also arises among characteristics of alcoholism. Behavioral problems are often visible signs. Poor school grades, rambling speech, disciplinary problems, excessive fighting, truancy, vandalism, and hyperactivity are all possible signs of alcoholism.)
- Information about effects of alcohol abuse: a) emotional. b) physical. c) financial, etc.
- information about effects on families, reported incidents of emotional, physical violence because of alcohol abuse, self-inflicted injuries, etc
<< Cited work:  Alcoholics, as a group, tend to demand a lot of themselves as individuals. They put an enormous amount of emphasis on trying to please others and themselves. The frustration that can become of this is all but pleasing. They may become painfully depressed or overly aggressive causing family life to deteriorate rapidly (Family). If the person is married, the significant other is forced to make a decision as to whether they are going to stay with the alcoholic or not. Many families try to deny the fact that the person is an alcoholic causing the situation to deteriorate even further. One may wonder how alcoholism affects the family. By allowing an alcoholic s behaviour to be controlled by a substance, the abuser, family members, friends and colleagues unknowingly become part of the problem. Substance abusers cannot stop the habit of drinking without the help of others. Abusing alcohol can have several effects on the family. These things can be anything like a lack of trust in other people, difficulty expressing feelings, working hard to keep things going at home and school, insecurity, loneliness, anger, frustration, guilt, and fear (Family).>>
- Epidemiological statistics(causes).
- We re interested in the subject connection and importance to Public Health so information on injuries, consequence for children(future generations).

2. Policy: avoiding alcohol abuse, preventing, safeguarding children from fathers/mothers who consume excessive alcohol. Nurse s roles in these situations.
National and Local Policies: Nurses have to work together with these policies.
Identify key factors / signs for prevention. Nurses to asses the risks & implications&

3. Collaboration for Health Promotion for men, women, children. Cognitive therapy( source of all problems), anger management& .
Conclusion:

Policy and collaboration from nurses for people with substance abuse (casualty nurse, identifying how to treat/prevent& offering counselling& )



More info on the essay:


The aim of this session is to help you to plan your essay, gather the appropriate information, and examine the process of drafting your essay.
Useful sources of information, regarding essay planning, that is easily accessible.

The main source of information for this session is the  Guide to effective learning : ac.uk
This site if particularly helpful regarding essay development: see the 4S programme.

Harvard reference system:
ac.uk
(Check your emails for a copy that I sent to you).
Writing academic essays:
essential steps.

Find out the purpose of the essay.
Manage your time
Understand what the title requires.
Make an initial plan.
Gather material for your essay.
Get your initial ideas down.
Detailed plan.
Draft the essay.
Re-drafting the essay.
Avoid plagiarism, set out quotations and list of references.
Evaluate your essay before you hand it in.
Purpose of the essay.
You must answer the question set, not some other question you would like to answer. Why?
What are the instructions: eg identify, discuss.
Write the essay question on the top of each piece of paper you use, and put it in the header of the  Word document you use.
Every time you work on the essay ask yourself: am I answering the question?
What topics have you chosen to focus upon for this essay?

Initial essay plan.

What are the key terms for this essay?
Have you got definitions of these terms?
How many words for this essay?
Do you understand the question?
Is your essay topic provided, or do you have to choose? Get some guidance from the module coordinator if you have to choose.
Are there some lecture notes that can assist your planning?
What are the main points that you intend to cover within the essay?
Gathering information.


What kinds of information do you need, and where will you get it from?
Gathering information.
Evidence: what do we mean by this?

Check the module guide for texts, journals and appropriate websites.
Check lecture handouts for additional sources.
Policy: check official websites eg uk
Journals: the main sources of contemporary evidence. Use the  elibrary to search for info.
How many references will you need?


Gathering information:
making notes.
Summarise information in your own words.
As you read you MUST write down full reference information within any notes you make.
Copy short and appropriate quotations (again include full reference information, plus page numbers).
Legible notes.
Precise notes.

Getting your ideas down on paper.


Are your own ideas relevant to an academic essay?

Should you write in the first person (I, me)?
Getting your ideas down.
Are your own ideas relevant?

Is personal or anecdotal information relevant?

Your choice of material to include and your argument demonstrates your own understanding.


Detailed plan.
List all your main points on one piece of paper.
Identify which are the most important points.
Reorganise your notes under specific headings that relate to the important points eg health promotion, policy, collaboration.
Have you clarified or defined key terms?
Do you have evidence to back up key points?

Drafting an essay: the introduction.

What is the purpose of an introduction?

What should be included in an introduction?
Drafting the essay: the introduction.
Clarify your understanding of the title/question.

Clarify or define key terms: which key terms need to be defined for this essay.

Clarify what the main themes of the essay will be.

Don t: repeat the question, make conclusions, use detailed information.

How long should an introdu