Safeguarding and Duty of Care for Teenager

Reflective Essay
My primary aim of writing   a reflective essay is because it help me to reflect evaluate and critically analyse one incident which happen at work while I was working with a young girl name Z who suffer from Tourette’s and epilepsy. Tourette’s Syndrome is a disorder that starts in childhood. The prime symptom is to have repeated tics. A tic is a sudden movement or sound that is repeated over and over. In general a tic has no purpose, you cannot stop doing it. For examples repeated blinking, repeated throat clearing and repeated head nodding. The syndrome is named after the person who described the condition in 1885 Dr Georges Gilles de la Tourette. The cause is not known, there are various theories which includes it could be genetic it often believed the abnormalities in genes are responsible for most causes of Tourette’s syndrome; where as there are   studies which have shown that there are some minor defects in the structure and working of the brain in the children with Tourette’s syndrome. Studies also suggest that there may be a problem with one of the brain’s chemical called dopamine which I think is linked with Z having a seizure. (
A seizure can be defined as a paroxysmal, uncontrolled episode of behaviour that results from an alteration in brain function caused by abnormal electrical neurons are activated all at once, disrupting normal brain function. An alteration of consciousness or motor, sensory, perceptual and autonomic function characterise seizure activity. The behaviour exhibited reflects the type of abnormal electrical activity and the area of brain involvement. Seizure activity can occur as a single episode or recur intermittently. Seizures can result from a number of conditions affecting the nervous system or various systematic disorders. In many causes the recurrent seizures cannot be determined.   This is referred to as idiopathic epilepsy. Seizures are the most common neurological condition in children....