Health and Social Care Unit 2 M1

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M1- Assess the effects on those using the service of three different discriminatory practices in health and social care setting In this essay I will be assessing the effects on people using the service of three different discriminatory practices in health and social care. I will also be choosing 3 discriminatory practices and making 3 case studies based on the 3 discriminatory practices. Case study 1 On Thursday 10th October 2010, Victoria Akinyemi, a 43 year old black woman was pronounced dead. For the last 4 year she had been a patient in a security unit in Birmingham. Victoria had been racially abused by a white patient, staff had tried their best to move her off the ward, and this has made akinyemi very annoyed and angry. After this many nurses covered her mouth and blind folded her for 20 minutes, in result to this Victoria then died of asphyxiation. Adding on to this her family was not informed about her death for 4 days. In June 2012, an inquest came to a result of ‘unintentional death’. The coroner made suggestions to improve practices. The discriminatory practice in case study 1 is abuse, neglect and bullying. Abuse is actions towards a person that is deliberate or unintentionally causes harm. – Safeguarding adults, what is abuse? Neglect is the failure to provide necessary care, assistance or attention that causes the person physical, mental or emotional harm. - About adult abuse & neglect, VCH REACT. Bullying is a repeated behaviour which is done to deliberately hurt someone either emotionally or physically. What is bullying, bullying UK. The bases of discrimination in case study 1 are racism and health status. Racism is when someone is discriminated against (singled
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