| Discrimination | Discriminating people on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage persons self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. When people are affected by discrimination they experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. They are made to feel worthless and at less value than others. | Harassment, inappropriate jokes,
The three practices are interlinked and can not work without each other. Discrimination would be harmful to the service users in a care setting as it is bullying and can affect people on an emotional level. The mental well being of a service user could be affected by this kind of behaviour but this can also lead to poor physical health if it developed into self harming or the harming of others. Hurtful comments regarding race or age for example can make people feel isolated and intimidated. This can in turn lead to depression or aggression towards others.
Diversity means difference. It is about recognising individual as well as group differences, treating people as individuals. In the healthcare setting it is important to reflect diversity around gender, race, disability, religion, sexuality and age. Equality is about creating a fair society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. An equality approach understands who we are, based on social categories such as gender, race, disability, religion, sexuality and age.
Assignment 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings Task A Ai Using the table below explain in your own words what each term means give one example from care practice to illustrate your explanations | Explanation | Example | Diversity | Recognising that although people have things in common everyone is very different and unique | Each service user I care for has a personal care plan which has been constructed to take into account the individual needs and preferences no to service users are the same so by identifying their individual needs it promotes a sense of diversity. | Equality | Equality is about ensuring people you come into contact with are treated with fairness no matter race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. | I treat all the staff I work with in the same way no matter their age, race or gender. | Inclusion | Allowing everyone to be included | Making sure that if I plan an activity for the day that it is accessible for all to join in. | Discrimination | This is where someone is treated less favourable on the basis of their age, gender and race etc.
NVQ 3 Unit 3 SHC 33 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care Setting Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion Explain what is meant by * Diversity: - means to vary from the average and normal * Equality: - means that state of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status. In law, it means that citizens are given equal opportunities without discrimination of sex, blood, language, social origin or religion. * Inclusion: - is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance. Describe the potential effects of discrimination The potential effects of discrimination can be different for different people.
Unit Title: Promote equality and inclusion in health social care or children's and young peoples settings Unit Number: 4223-303 Outcome 1 1.1 Explain what is meant by • Diversity Diversity is the differences in people i.e. religion, sexual orientation, well being, food preferences etc • Equality ‘Equality means treating everyone fairly and making equal opportunities available. This also involves respecting individuals differences • Inclusion Inclusion involves making the individual the centre of their life, involving them in everything that is about them so that they are actively involved in all aspects of their life, care and support 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination • withdrawal from society • low mood • suicide • self harm • depression • insomnia 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Treating the individual fairly, and providing them with equal opportunities to housing, education, employment, transport, health and social care can help as the individual will feel valued and treated fairly and not made vulnerable, if not minimise/eliminate any discrimination against that individual or by that individual against others. Inclusion also is important as the individual will be aware of their rights, will feel in control and will feel supported to be able to make their own choices and have their needs met. Outcome 2 2.1 Explain how legislation ad codes of practise relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role.
Each person should be able to identify the importance of gender, age, race, sexuality, beliefs, ethnicity, disability, education, sexual orientation, backgrounds, skin colour and language. Another important thing whilst working in health and social care is as a staff member you should be able to recognise people that are mistreated. With these things followed it shows the dedication and awareness to each client and allows them to feel valued and also respected. There are laws in place to ensure that every individual is treated equally this includes organisations having equality policies to reinforce the concept. Equality: Equality overall is about fairness which means making judgements from discrimination it is also about natural justice which is basic/fundamental judicial extended to a person with rights at issue, it is also about being impartial and reasonable which means showing lack of favours and being liable to give a account of one’s actions.
People’s attitudes and beliefs towards people with sensory difficulties may impact negatively on individuals as they may assume that they lack understanding; quite often it may be those who are making assumptions who are acting incorrectly in accordance with the impairment; for example, people may use a raised voice when speaking to someone with a visual impairment. There may also be difficulties in people finding employment who have sensory loss if the company does not supply adequate support for people to be able to carry out the duties in the same ways as other employees. The Equality and Disability Discrimination Acts are there to ensure people are not discriminated against in their opportunities to find employment. Despite this, employers may not believe that people with a sensory loss are able to carry out the duties of the role as effectively as others. Factors, societal attitudes and beliefs impact on the service provision for those with sensory difficulties.
The government have set out a number of health and social care initiatives which include the Equality Act 2010, the Care Standards act 2000 and The Dignity in Care Act. All these acts are in place to promote anti-discriminatory practice in all health and social care settings. The Equality Act 2010 is in place to stop people being treated unfairly and try to give everyone equal opportunities, the act protects 9 characteristics including; age, disability, gender reassignment , marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 ensures that everyone is treated equally for example if in a work setting such as a school it will ensure that all staff regardless of their sex receives the same pay depending on their job role and responsibilities. Care providers will have to follow The Equality Act 2010; they can do this in a number of ways such as creating a set of policies and procedures that the staff will have to follow.
The concept of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care Equality means creating a fair socity with equal uppourinties and no one being unfairly disadvantaged. Equality is the current term for “Equal Opportunities”. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. Sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age.