Diploma in Heath and Social Care. Section 5 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health & Social Care

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SECTION 5 INTRODUCTION TO EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SHORT ANSWERS 1. Diversity - People are not "clones" and there are so many ways in which people are different: appearance, gender, race, culture, ability, talent, beliefs etc. Diversity at work place is all about recognition of those differences and respecting those differences and improving your way of working through this recognition. Equality - is about promoting the right to be different, to be free from discrimination, and to have choice and dignity, and to be valued as an individual with the right to having their own values and beliefs. Inclusion - is about not leaving people "out", example - providing opportunities for all people to be involved in activities, such as a garden party, easy access for disabled people, visual activities along with musical and physical activities. Discrimination - treatment of one person or a group in a less or more favourable way than another on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age or other prejudice. 2. Human Rights Act 1998 Equality Act 2010 Disability Discrimination Act 2005 3 and 4. Mrs R. just moved to the nursing home and she is vegetarian. It was noted on her admission that she did not eat any food which contains any traces of meat or fish, which means her meals should be cooked separately. Like other residents she should be offered a choice of at least two dishes for her lunch and supper. It would give her equal opportunities and would not go against her beliefs. You would need a lot of support from the kitchen staff to ensure you provide the best care for your resident and show her great support in her choice of food and respect her beliefs. Mr K. is disabled and he uses a wheelchair. He is a Muslim but the care home only hold church services for Christians. You would probably need a support from the Community
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