The Care Standards Act 2000 outlines National care standards that are to be fulfilled in health and social care settings by all staff. To promote anti-discriminatory practice, legislation is in place to promote the rights of the service user, codes of conduct, policies and procedures for health care professionals to follow there is also charters and guidelines so service users can review the care they have been given. Today we live in a more secular, diverse and multicultural society. Healthcare professionals should promote service users rights, they have the right to freedom of discrimination, to confidentiality, dignity, privacy, safety and security, choices- being able to make their own decisions, and to be listened to. In hospital care settings staff can put anti-discrimination into practice by carrying out different duties, following different policies and procedures and genuinely having a good attitude.
An example of this would be a GP running out of hours surgeries to suit those who have other commitments. Why is equality and diversity important? Equality and diversity is becoming more important in all aspects of our lives and work for a number of reasons: • We live in an increasingly diverse society and need to be
Staff are expected to be treated with respect no matter what sex, age, disability etc. all staff should take this on board. Another expectation would be that all new employees aregiven the same information as current employees on their induction so that it is to teh same standards expected of all team members. c) The expectattions made of staff who have particular and specific responsibility for equality and diversity within the work place. The expectation for the employers and employees is that they take it on board and make sure that what the employees have been taught is put in to practice.
Diversity Diversity is the ability to accept and respect an individual regardless of who they are and what influences their lives. Diversity means accepting the fact that everyone is equal but also unique. Diversity creates an understanding of other people. It involves valuing each other as individuals and not as the same people. Different attitudes evolve with differences.
Although this standard implies that family members should be considered a part of the health care team, HIPAA rules and regulations need to be followed as well. This standard also implies that Mr. E’s values and right to self determination should be honored. The nursing code of ethics that I feel applies to this case study is Provision 1, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and the uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems. (ANA, 2001) This code means to me that I, as the nurse, will do everything in my power to advocate for my patients right for self determination, to be open minded and value all
In this outcome I will write the dictionary meaning and then explain in my own words. Then I will state which laws will promote the terms. And at the end I will relate the terms with any three sectors and explain it. Equality (Ajanta’s learner’s dictionary) the dictionary says” uniformity, evenness” This means giving equal chance/ opportunities and behaving or treating equally to all. According to equality people are not allowed to discriminate to other due to their culture, gender, disability, etc.
The way countries view diversity depends on the cultural values of the people, the range of diversity in the population and attitudes towards these differences. Health care organisations need to promote a culturally diverse work place to ensure everyone feels comfortable. They need to identify ones cultural background, values and beliefs, especially ones related to health and health care. (Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing”, Di Brown, 2005, page 24) Identify and discuss a situation in which cultural diversity could impact on the delivery of client care Clients on Australian heath care may not be able to speak fluent English, whether it’s because they are from a different culture or have not been financially stable to be able to afford the schooling to learn English. This can become an issue when they enter the system.
Diversity rights and equality is health helps the services users to recognize their rights by supporting them exercise their right. According to Macmillan English Dictionary Diversity is define as “the fact that very different people or things exist within a group or place” (2002) p.397. Diversity means difference, and people’s difference can be varied; by Race, Culture, National origin, Gender and Sexual orientation. Diversity is about creating a culture and practices that recognize, respect and value difference in people. They are different types of right, right of freedom of speech, freedom of movement, right to live or die the children right act, the right to protect you and family in any way as long as it’s legal and it does no harm to anybody.
By carefully observing rules of scientific research, researchers can maximize objectivity. (Ch.1, P.18) Researchers have the advantage of allowing participants within their observations. When participant observation takes place, the observer must join the participating person(s) in their daily activities. Sometimes, one can be faced with the challenge of participating in activities that may go against their beliefs and may make them uncomfortable, but this type of observation allows researchers to see firsthand why a person may act the way they do. A person can gain a better understanding of other societies, religions, and behaviors of other people.
The aim of inclusion is to embrace 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 (removal of barriers). It affects all aspects of public life. Inclusion today is more widely thought of as a practice of ensuring that people in organisations, feel they belong, are engaged, and connected through their work to the goals and objectives of the department. Equality and Diversity promotes that everyone has a human right be equal and have the opportunity to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.