Difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practice and ways of overcoming the difficulties in health and social care In this unit so far I have looked at ways in which individuals should be treated in health and social care settings. I have also looked at legislation, policies and discrimination. In health and social care, it is important to be careful with what you say and do. This is so that you do not cause offence to anyone or discriminate against a certain individual or group of individuals. It is important to promote anti-discriminatory practice when working in health and/or social care settings however; when you are implementing this, there can be some difficulties.
It is important that when implementing anti-discriminatory practise because there are different factors that could affect different people. The care is vital that they receive, and should be met at a high standard but it may not if someone is judged by their background,
If professionals have negative thoughts about their service users, it will affect the way they treat and care for them, This will not promote an anti discriminatory practice because the service user is being treated differently due to the service providers own opinions and views. Past events can affect anti-discriminatory practice being put in place; an example of this could be that if the service provider has experienced something awful in their caring situation of a certain ethnic background, there are chances of the service provider failing to provide an active and caring service to the user. Health and well being can also influence the way the service providers provide care for the service users. An example of this could be that if the patient is gay and the service provider puts their health documents at the bottom because they don’t want to treat a gay person. This will not promote an anti discriminatory practice because the service provider is failing to treat the person because of their sexual orientation.
Culture can affect practice of anti-discrimination though there being miscommunication though different ideas of body language that's in a person's culture, for example there's different ways of saying hello in cultures. Culture can also cause discriminatory practice though language barriers, this may cause problems though their not being a translator, the doctors or social workers can be discriminatory in the way of not getting someone to communicate or though not asking the patient what they want for their treatment e.g. whether they need
A higher response rate can be obtained if follow-up questionnaires are sent, but this can add to the cost and time. However, some sociologists may choose to use questionnaires as there is no need to recruit and train interviewees thus saving costs. Another reason as to why some sociologists choose not to use questionnaires when conducting research is because of the fact that questionnaires are snapshots of social reality of the time when the respondents answer the questionnaires. This means that they fail to produce valid pictures as they do not capture how people’s attitudes can change over time. On the other hand, questionnaires tend to be used by sociologists as they provide less ethical issues than other research methods.
They may find it difficult to carry out physical tasks due to sensory loss. A person is unique and may have had different life experiences which means the way dementia affects them is personal to them. They have different likes/ dislikes and needs so we must try to meet these the best we can. 1.3 A person with dementia may feel excluded from society because the way they are treated by other's. They may not be given the oppourtunity to be involved just because other's haven't got the time of day for them.
Established laws are also implemented to safeguard citizens from harm, possible inequities and illegal behavior. Laws are also associated with a series of consequences for the individual and parties involved and on the flip side justice. Laws in essence make matters fair. Laws play an important role in maintaining and sustaining order in society and establish regulations in business. Although citizens must by law follow the law does not necessarily mean that the citizen’s belief system supports the legal system.
How can national initiative promote anti-discriminatory practice? Anti-discrimination law refers to the law on the right of people to be treated equally. They prevent unfair or unequal treatment of many people or a person for their views. Also, they prevent segregation, which is one of the main reasons they exist. UK made it official that in ‘employment, in consumer transactions and in political participation’; people must be dealt with on an equal basis regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and sometimes religious and political opinions.
Introduction to equality and inclusion in health care, social care or children and young people’s setting 2:3 describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change. Sometimes someone says something or undertakes an action which is blatantly unacceptable or discriminatory. On these occasions, if after dialogue and discussion their behaviour continues – you may have to take further action away from the incident or event. ‘The best way to challenge the discriminatory attitudes of a social care worker or an individual is to talk through their behaviour With them and explain that discrimination will not be tolerated. This is not done in an aggressive manner, but instead in a way to Try to get that person to recognise
These differences have resulted in some gaps in medical service. Quality The Department of Veterans Affairs has been recognized as a leader in improving the quality of health care, including pioneering work in the implementation of technologies and systems to improve the delivery of care. VA leadership has also been recognized for the establishment of a quality measurement program that holds regional managers accountable for processes in preventive care and in the management of common chronic conditions. The Department of Defense also has undertaken major quality improvement initiatives. However, there have been some difficulties in sharing information between the two departments in part because the two Departments have differing interpretations of federal privacy provisions governing the sharing of individually identifiable health data.