Champion Eqquality and Diversity

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1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in your area of responsibility According with the dictionary equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. Diversity is the state of being diverse. Inclusion is the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. The social model of disability and the medical model are the more commonly used models currently related with equality, diversity and inclusion. The social model of disability focus in improving the individual life in order for them to have a more autonomous life as possible, this model see’s the person/adult as a whole and not what is condition/disability is. For this model is society that disables people by designing and creating things that are suitable for the majority of the people, however the minority will still be discriminated. The medical model see the individual has having an impairment or disability of some way. This model tries to find the impairments/disabilities and attempts to correct them. I work with vulnerable adults with a diversity of medical conditions. The home’s ethos is caring for all the Residents equally not taking to account ethnicity, language or religion. We promote their independence or assist them in their last days of life making sure that they have the kindest death possible and supporting their families. This is achieved by having personalized care plans within the home and reviewing them regularly, we also have a strong link with the external teams that come to visit my workplace. We encourage residents and family to participate in their care plan making sure that measures are taken in order to go against the wishes of the patient/family wishes if possible. In my workplace we have protocols/policies to report discrimination. We encourage staff to report any
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