PIEs are used to support the development of young people who have social care needs. PIEs usually operate as part of your local authority children’s services but can also be found in NHS, private and voluntary organizations.
They may be established as standalone services or they may provide a specialism within an existing service such as your child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). It might sound like an odd question, but what exactly are PIEs? This article explains all…
What Are PIES?
Health and Social Care Professionals from all over the world are coming together to create PIES – a new international awards scheme for those who work in Health and Social Care. PIES will recognize excellence, innovation, inspiration, and achievement.
It will also raise the profile of the profession by showcasing its best practice. PIES is open to any health or social care professional, including volunteers, students, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists as well as many others.
The only criterion for entry is that you have to work within the profession. Round One – Nominations made by your peers; Round Two – Regional Judging Panel; Round Three – International Judging Panel with winners announced at a gala dinner.
The Importance Of PIES In Health And Social Care
PIES stands for physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. It’s a model developed by Dr. David Hawkins which helps us to recognize the various needs of people who are sick or dying of chronic illness. PIES recognizes that when someone has a chronic illness they are suffering from all five areas of their life: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social.
These areas can overlap one another or may not be present at all times. They may also shift over time as we move through different stages of our lives or depending on the condition we’re dealing with at that point in time.
How Can PIES Be Used In Health And Social Care Settings?
PIES can be used by healthcare professionals to support people who are unable to communicate their needs and experiences through verbal means. PIES cards are designed for use with adults or children over the age of 5 years old who have a physical, sensory or cognitive disability.
The cards can be used by a person’s family member or friend, or a professional such as a nurse, doctor, or therapist. The PIES card has both a picture of an object that the person wants and text explaining what it is.
For example, if someone wanted toast but couldn’t say so because they had dementia, they might point at the picture of toast on their PIES card. The symbols are drawn from internationally recognized sign languages to make it easy for people from different countries to understand them.
Pies Are A Type Of Pastry That Is Typically Filled With Fruit Or Custard
The history of pies dates back to ancient times. Egyptians are thought to be one of the first groups of people to make a pastry dish that eventually developed into today’s pie. They used flour, oil, honey, water, and other ingredients to form a pastry crust; some were savory, while others were sweet.
The history of pies continued throughout Ancient Greece and Rome as well. One of the most popular pies was made from olives, olive oil, wine vinegar, and herbs. Another type was filled with beef or pork. Many different types of pies can be found around the world but they all have common features: pastry dough and filling(s) such as fruit or custard.
Pies Can Be Made From Scratch Or From Pre-Made Pie Crusts
Pies can be made with either homemade or store-bought pie crusts. If you’re going to use a store-bought pie crust, make sure it’s labeled as pre-made. Homemade pies are delicious, but they take longer to prepare than store-bought ones.
Consider buying premade pie dough if you want a delicious pie that doesn’t take much time. For extra flavor and nutrition, consider making the homemade filling from scratch instead of using canned filling. And if you make your own filling, don’t forget to add fresh veggies for an extra nutritional boost! Remember when preparing pies, the fewer ingredients the better.
You’ll also need to remember not to overfill the pie crust. Too many different types of ingredients will result in a too-runny pie – not good!
Pies Can Be Baked Or Fried
Pies are a favorite for many, but not all. There are two types of pies: baked or fried. Baked pies are usually fruit pies, cream pies, or custard pies that you bake in the oven.
Fried pies can be sweet or savory and can be made with a variety of different ingredients from pie crust to mashed potatoes to apples, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, raisins . . . the list goes on! Fried pies are often eaten as dessert while baked pies may be eaten as breakfast or lunch.
Some people believe that pie crusts contain lots of calories, which could make it difficult for someone who has diabetes or who is trying to lose weight. Pies are commonly served at parties, celebrations, and holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner, Independence Day celebrations (such as the 4th of July), and weddings.
Pies Are Often Served With Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Or Other Toppings
Pies are a perfect dessert for the summertime. They’re a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth without feeling too weighed down. Pies are a comfort food favorite, with one of the best being pecan pie. The delicious flavors of caramelized sugar, butter, eggs, and corn syrup get baked into a flaky pie crust with ground pecans sprinkled on top.
There are many different types of pies: apple pies, banana cream pies, blueberry pies, lemon meringue pies, coconut custard pies, peach pies, and pumpkin pies. For pies health and social care, it can be useful if we think about which desserts might be appropriate for those who cannot digest solid foods or want to avoid gluten or sugars.
Jello pie (for those who cannot eat solids), pies made with gluten-free flour or all-natural sugars, fruit pies made with vegan dairy substitutes like rice milk or soy milk, or even fruit pie smoothie recipes.
Pies Can Be Savory Or Sweet
For a sweet option, try the pumpkin pie. This decadent recipe includes the perfect balance of spices and sweetness. For a savory option, try some apple pie. This classic dish tastes just like it came from grandma’s kitchen.
Pies are a versatile food that can be enjoyed both as part of breakfast or dessert! Pies provide important nutrients for overall wellness. For instance, pies with berries such as strawberry pie provide anti-oxidants to help fight against cell damage.
Other pies such as cherry pie have anthocyanin, an antioxidant that may have brain-protective benefits and reduce inflammation in those who consume it.
The hearty comfort food has been around since Ancient Greece and while their use now varies based on location (and season), there is one thing we can all agree on: pies taste delicious any time of year!
PIES Protect Vulnerable People From Abuse And Exploitation
PIES is a register of people who work in the NHS, private healthcare, residential settings, education, and related sectors. It was created to protect vulnerable people from abuse and exploitation. The Pies scheme can only be accessed by organizations that have signed up for the scheme.
If you work for an organization that has signed up then you will have a user ID that will allow you access to the information on Pies. Once you have logged into your account, there are two types of search results: open incidents or hidden incidents.
An open incident means that someone has reported concerns about abuse or exploitation against a person who matches your search criteria. A hidden incident means that somebody has asked the organization to hide their identity because they fear they may be at risk of abuse or exploitation.
PIES Supports People To Lead Fulfilling Lives
- Supporting them to make decisions about their lives
- Enabling them to access support when they need it, including emergency help.
- Helping them to maintain their well-being by providing activities that engage and interest them.
- Encouraging them to manage their own mental health, including managing stress levels. Allowing them the opportunity for self-determination and choice.
- Ensuring they have the right level of support at all times so that everyone has the opportunity to get out and live life as much as possible.
- Providing a safe environment where people feel able to try new things without worrying about what other people might think or do
Some Examples Of PIES In Action
PIES stands for Prevention, Intervention, Evaluation, and Support. This acronym can be used as a framework to consider how best to work with people who experience difficulties with their mental health.
The PIES framework can be applied to all areas of mental health, whether it be depression or psychosis. The following is an example of how PIES might apply to someone experiencing depression: Prevention – what are the main risk factors that cause some people to develop depression?
Intervention – what can be done to help prevent someone from developing depression? What techniques could we use if they are already experiencing symptoms of depression?
What can you find out about pies for health and social care? These pies were so sweet, but how do you get them? You make a choice on what type of pie you want to choose for your perfect needs. Before I start some research I found that my classroom was like a party.
We talked about what we thought was important about these ingredients with our classmates, friends, parents, or any adults from school. We made it real when our classroom became tastier with apple pie on top of ice cream. Now everyone knows why pies are related to health and social care!