Individual Rights in Health and Social Care P2

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The Right To Respect | The right to respect is an individual’s right to be shown consideration and courtesy and to be treated properly. No matter what a person’s background they should still be treated with respect. | The Right To Be Treated As An Individual | Everyone has the right to be treated as an individual. The care provider should take into account that everyone has different beliefs and abilities etc. therefore the care provider should respect those beliefs even if they do not share them. | The Right To Privacy | Privacy means one is free from intrusion or disturbance. Every service user has this right and it can be solved by a curtain or a private room. | Access To Information | The data protection act 1998 gives individuals the right to access information about themselves. This could reassure them that nothing is being hidden from them. | The Right To Dignity | Dignity is an important aspect of being a care provider because you should help the service user maintain their dignity and self-respect. | Being Able To Communicate Using Preferred Method | Every individual has the right to communicate in the way they prefer whether verbally, sign language, written etc. The care provider should always know other ways of communication than verbal. | Protection From Harm Or Danger | Both the service user and the service provider have the right to be in a safe environment. Both should be protected from harm, this can be done in many ways such as having the right amount of staff. | To Be Treated Equally And Not Discriminated Against | Equality is where every individual is treated equally no matter what their age, gender, culture, nationality, etc, and that everyone is given equal opportunities and is not discriminated against. | The Right To Confidentiality | Service providers have lots of confidential information of the service users and

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