Great Expectations Essay

791 WordsMay 17, 20134 Pages
Task 4 How is anti-discriminatory practise promoted in health and social care? Equal Opportunities! It's not about treating everybody the same - it's actually about treating people differently so they are able to have the same opportunities and to be treated with dignity and respect. An example of equal opportunities, in my placement, if I had a service user who cannot feed themselves you would give them their lunch and they could carry on and eat themselves. But if someone else can't feed themselves then you would help them to eat their lunch. So you are treating these two people differently, but giving them both the opportunity to have lunch and their needs are met. Also, if somebody else was vegetarian, then you would provide them with a vegetarian lunch too meet their needs. You are treating the service users differently too, but giving them the same opportunities to eat what they want, however it's also giving them dignity and respect. It would be bad practise and discriminatory to put a lunch in front of somebody who couldn't feed themselves. Providing active support consistent with the beliefs, culture and preferences of the individual! Active support actually means supporting the service user as much as possible and taking their culture, beliefs and preferences into consideration when making these decisions on the service user. An example of this is if you are an individual and you follow the Muslim faith you will need to make sure that halal meat is on the menu and they should have a designated place where they can go and pray if they want too if not the service user may feel like he/she is not welcome and their confidence may be lowered. Another example of active support is a resident with a wide range of needs because they have a wide range of disabilities, this includes physical and mental disabilities the service provider will have to make sure

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