Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
In fact, before the establishment of the disability movement, disabled people were placed at the edge of community life rather than in the main flow. This explains how much they used to be excluded from all social groups. This has been caused by the widespread stigma and discrimination against disabled people. Thorncroft, (2006) argues that they are among the most stigmatised people in many societies of the world at large. The fact that the medical model of care suggest that practitioners such as doctors and psychiatrists has the final say regarding what a disabled person can do and expecting the client would comply with what they say has made has become problematic.
Schizophrenia can be managed, but it requires the assistance of medication and possibly other therapies. The wishful thinking of Elizabeth A. Richter in the thought that a person with schizophrenia can cure themselves is just a dream. The reality for people with schizophrenia is a lifestyle change that requires managing a disease with the aid of medication and therapies. Often times when a person with schizophrenia chooses to go off of medication they fall back into the world of delusions and faltered reality. This can cause upheaval and damage relationships within their life.
First, legislation and agency policy and procedure demand that workers work in an anti-discriminatory manner. Secondly, the social care task involves challenging negative stereotypes that exist in relation to minority groups within our society. Thirdly, we cannot work effectively with individuals if we collude with discrimination and stereotypes. It is important to recognise that many individuals will need the support of care organisations due to the effects of prejudice. For example, the Carers of disabled older people may need to seek residential respite placements due to barriers experienced in accessing local facilities.
The factors explained above impact people’s “mistaken believes about the nature of pain and disability, resistance to seek treatment, and unwillingness to comply with treatment procedures”. In my opinion, the authors covered a good range of factors that may influence human’s pain perception and pain management. The authors pointed out the gap existed in today’s healthcare system for chronic and recurrent pain, as well as the reason of why
This, combined with mood disturbances, can undermine relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. BPD disturbances also may include self-harm.  Without treatment, symptoms may worsen, leading (in extreme cases) to suicide attempts There is an ongoing debate between clinicians and patients worldwide regarding the term Borderline, and some suggest it be renamed, and called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. There is concern that the diagnosis of BPD stigmatizes people and is a discriminatory practice. It is common for those suffering from BPD and their families to feel confused by a lack of clear diagnosis, effective treatments and accurate information.
M1: Assess the effects on those using the service of THREE different discriminatory practices in health and social care. Marginalisation: treat a person or group as insignificant Marginalisation: GP Surgery An individual using this service may feel that their GP is treating them unfairly because of their sexual orientation. This could have many negative impacts on the individual, such as: feeling upset, angry, worthless, lowered self-esteem, they could feel as though they are losing their self-identity. All of the above could create a barrier for the individual to visit the GP because of the discrimination they are facing. They won’t be able to share their problems with their GP because the GP doesn’t consider the individual as important.
Risk assessments are also designed to manage and identify areas of concern, either to the patient or health professional’s involved in the care of the patient. Areas of risk assessment may include suicide or self harm, absconding, aggression or violence, substance use, vulnerabilities and neglect, non adherence or compliance. These areas of assessment may include past risk and current risk factors (Edward, Munro, Robins & Welch, 2011). Risk assessment of the patient is important but also risk towards others. Patients with paranoid schizophrenia are more opportunistic in behaving aggressively or violently towards co-patients and/or staff, which is why implementation of such assessment tools have been put in place (Langan, 2008).
I think that working with participants who have severe mental illness might be a challenge. But in general, race, age, and gender, are realities that certainly can have a negative impact on the therapeutic relationship. However, my argument is that this is not limited to CBT. Therapists must be aware of these dynamics and address them adequately no matter what intervention is
When discrimination occurs it can have a very adverse effect on the people who are subjected to it. There are many different types of discriminatory practice in a health and social care setting, they can be obvious (overt), subtle or sometimes unintentional. This task will explain three types of discriminatory practice and the effects that each practice has on those who are subjected to them. The first type of discriminatory practice that I have chosen is prejudice. Prejudice is usually found when staff members judge those who are in their care inappropriately because of case notes of the person or from information other members of staff have provided them with.