Equality is about fostering and 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 your own beliefs and values. Health and social care services should meet the needs of people from all backgrounds. You should not be treated less favourably than anyone else because of your beliefs or your religion or because of any other characteristics you may poses. Equal opportunity is about addressing representation and balance, but is a term used in workplaces to describe the measures taken by organisations to ensure fairness between staff and patients. It means treating people as individuals, with different skills and abilities, without making judgment based on stereotypes.
Unit 203 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Outcome 1 Understand the Importance of Equality and Inclusion 1.1 Diversity is about acknowledging and respecting an individuals differences, diversity recognises that although people have things in common with each other, every individual is also different in many ways, Diversity consists of many factors. Equality means to treat everyone equally in a way that is appropriate to their needs. Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. Inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
Unit 2 – EDR – Task 1 P1 Why is EDR important in a health and social care setting It is important to promote equality in a health sector because every patient needs to be treated the same in order to meet their needs correctly. Recognising Diversity is important whilst working in a health and social care sector because you need to be able to value every individual’s differences, including talents so that you are able to create a happy environment where every individual can participate. The way people dress, their appearance, age, race, skin colour, background and religion are all ways in which people can diverse against others. Recognising Diversity and Promoting Equality policies are put in place to ensure that all individuals receive fair and equal treatment in all aspects of employment. Respecting individual’s rights when working in a health and social sector is important as you need to ensure that all of your patients/customers are happy with the level of care and support that they are receiving.
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings Unit 303 Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by: * Diversity- Understanding that every individual is unique and recognising individual differences. For example race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, etc. * Equality- Fair treatment and access to opportunities for every individual in spite difference in their, culture, race, religion, ability, gender, sexuality or any other characteristic. * Inclusion- Accepting and involving everyone regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality etc. Recognising we are all equal, although we are not the same and have a sense of belonging.
These values should underpin all work in the health and social care sector when they are followed as they should be then all individuals should be able to feel that, and health and social workers should ensure that: all individuals are treated with dignity and respect the individual is supported in accessing their rights the individual is treated as an individual the individual is supported to exercise choice ensure that the individual has privacy when they want it support the individual to be as independent as possible Person centred values provide a foundation on which we can base and build our practice. We need to understand what the values are, how we can promote them and why they are important. A
P1- In this assignment I am going to explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. Equality- In our community centre, equality is really important as we want to ensure there are equal opportunities for all and it is important that we make sure everyone has equal access to all facilities. Equality is important in ensuring treatment is fair and equitable, by this I mean people should be treated fairly and receive what they require; this means the community centre should provide adequate services for all people. Overall equality is important to the centre in ensuring that everyone receives equal access no matter whether they have a social or physical disadvantage. We must ensure that we are not marginalising against the people at the centre, this means that if people are from poor backgrounds we are providing services which are appropriate and that we are still providing equally to that of others in the centre.
* The meaning of the word equity means being fair. In the health and social care settings equity is about to ensure that all individuals have fair and equal accesses to services like doctors, medication and also treatment, it also means that the needs from service users should be treated in a fair way and receive equal treatment form the doctors, medication and services. * The word diversity is used to describe the differences between all individuals, it's very important to acknowledge them differences. There are two main reasons to respect the diversity of other individuals and these are the two following reasons: 1. It's not fair and can be illegal to treat people from different minority groups differently or in a discriminatory way.
This would lower Femi’s self-esteem because she blame the discrimination that she receives on her self which could make her question her self-identity. A short term effect of this treatment could be that she loses confidence, which could then mean she becomes isolated. A long term effect of this treatment/discrimination is that Femi could end up self harming, this could be due to the isolation caused and the way she has been made to feel, if her feelings grow stronger and she self harms more she could stop her counselling and physiotherapy and even though things in her home country are bad she may want to leave and end up going back which would put her in more
sP1: Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. Equality, diversity and rights are all important aspects when in relation to a health and social care setting. In a health and social care setting it is important that everyone is treated the same, no matter what their background is. Everyone has the right to be respected and accepted by health care professionals. Equality Equality is when everyone is regarded as the same regardless of individual factors; equality protects people from being discriminated against for being ‘different’.
Gender bias in the workplace Natalie Brown Bryant & Stratton College SOSC 102: Principles of Sociology Annetta Gad July 15, 2012 Abstract Women are represented as being underneath men in an organizational hierarchy. They do not earn as much money as their male counterparts, even though they may work as hard. Gender bias does exist in the workplace. It is the main cause for women not being able to break that invisible barrier, which keeps them from reaching senior levels. A woman can have the same degree as a man but will not be offered the same job as him, simply because of her sex.