Reflective Paper-Carter President Jimmy Carter’s statement “We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspects of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it” in his book “The Virtues of Aging”. This is a telling revelation of how not only the general public views our older generation, but also how the older generation view themselves. Whereas, the older generation was once looked upon with respect, they are now ignored. Many people, including the older generation, feel that the older generation is a burden on society.
The History Boys and Atonement ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ “Youth and age regard each other with mutual incomprehension.” Compare and contrast the ways in which Alan Bennett and Ian McEwan each suggest the difference in attitude and apprehension between the generations. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The generational gulf can be difficult to overcome. In both Atonement and The History Boys we see how the young and the old misinterpret each other and find difficulty in understanding each other’s point of view. From Briony’s misunderstanding of Robbie and Cecilia’s interaction at the fountain, to Hector and Irwin refusing to attempt to understand each other, it is made clear the division of age is an enormous obstacle. Though more than that, it appears that people are simply too different and varied to reach a point of understanding and the difference between generations is amplified as people age making it more difficult still to make sense of the people around oneself.
In health and social care terms would be they pay someone gets is more, or less, due to the gender group they belong to. Covert Discrimination This is when the discrimination is more hidden and harder to find and demonstrate. For example in a health and social care environment, if a person applies for a job someone else may be left out from nomination because of their skin colour, or gender, but this can never be proved as the discrimination is very discrete. Stereotyping This is when a judgement is made because of prejudgements made, or the colour of their skins. For example fat people are mostly going to lazy.
Self-esteem is how a person feels about themselves and how they value themselves as a human being. Sadly, many people battle with self-esteem issues daily. There are people who do not see the value within themselves, they do not see their own worth, and they do not feel as if they deserve happiness. Low self-esteem fosters unhappy people. “A close relationship has been documented between low self-esteem and such problems as violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and low academic achievement.” (NASE, 2010).
Negative stereotypes can have harmful consequences for the quality of life of older adults and can also result in a major loss to society. With increases in life expectancy as well as reduced infirmity, many adults are aging well, but negative stereotypes of aging may put society at risk for losing the contributions of these vital and knowledgeable people. The potential individual and social effects underscore the need to understand the content of aging stereotypes in terms of their accuracy and applications. It is especially important to understand how negative stereotypes exacerbate poor performance in areas in which decline is real. That is, beliefs that memory is bad in old age can reduce motivation when increased motivation is needed
The effects of discrimination can have on staff and individuals using health and social care services. In health and social care discrimination can have serve negative effects on both staff and service users by; People who are discriminated against in all forms will undoubtedly feel * Worthless * Un respected * Not important * Hurt * Alone * Fragile * Weak * Unappreciated * Powerless * Frustrated * Low self esteem * Depressed Effects of discrimination; Marginalisation – (treats a person or group as insignificant) Marginalisation is when individuals feel excluded from a main group within society. The social work journals focus very much on discrimination cases and marginalisation being one of them. In 2009 it was recorded that older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Individuals felt oppressed, marginalised and that they were living in homophobic societies.
Ageism has become a real problem in today’s society. It causes problems in the workforce. Elderly people have problems finding jobs and also keeping jobs. Some people find it a waste of time to let he elderly people work with or for them. They also find them sometimes useless.
It is the process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging. Discrimination Discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably due to negative views or assumptions of that person’s characteristics. People tend to discriminate based on opinions and often have no basis for their assumptions other than stereotypes. A person may be discriminated against because of their age, gender, culture, race, religion, disability, income or family structure. There are many examples of discrimination in history.
The U.S. refers to aging with less than desirable characteristics such as memory loss, gray hair, and wrinkled skin. There are many older people in the U.S. who suffer from depression and anxiety during late adulthood because of the negative perspectives of aging. In fact, “Lack of social interaction in the elderly population has been shown to
Discrimination in health care Administrative Ethics Concerning Discrimination HCS/335 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GAIL GARREN Discrimination in Health Care Discrimination in health care is an ethical issue centered on age, income, obesity, and mental illness. Though much appears to be happening in the way of clarifying the legality of the discrimination in health care, it seems to be a futile effort at best. Elderly patients find themselves facing death boards or doctors who are not interesting in hearing their medical complains. A person’s ability to pay for a health insurance and health services currently rations health services to the middle-income families who cannot pay for health care. The stigma a mental health issues often keep the mentally ill from seeking treatment for their illnesses.