Effects of Discriminatory Practises in Health and Social Care

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Stereotyping is an idea or picture that is held by someone about an individual or group. Stereotyping leads to making assumptions without knowing the individual. Stereotyping means identify people with the same characteristics to be the same instead of individuals. One group who have negative stereotypes are gypsies. The negative stereotypes they have might impact the way they are treated in health and social practitioners. One stereotype that gypsies might face is that they are uneducated and are labelled as unintelligent. This negative stereotype can influence they way they are treated in health and social care settings. This could lead the gypsies to be treated unfairly by health practitioners. There have been various studies to prove negative effects of stereotyping for example, Jane Elliott experiment. The Jane Elliott experiment was that in 1963 she divided her primary class into two groups one with blue eyes and the other group had brown eyes. On the first day the blue eyed children were told they were the better group and had more privileges for example, second helpings at lunchtime and extra playtime. The brown eyed children were continually put down during the first day. On the second day the brown eyed children were the better group and had all the advantages instead of the blue eyed children. The children reacted very strongly to the experiment. The children put each other down because of their eye colour and if they fought each other. When tests were carried out the children in the better group did well but the children in the second group did badly. The children’s self-image and self-esteem were affected by the experiment because of the discrimination they had experienced. The children noticed and pointed out differences between themselves. The children performed badly when they were receiving the discrimination but better when they were treated
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