M/602/3044 – Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

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M/602/3044 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1 – Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 – Explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination Answer: Diversity is about the differences that people may have and the richness is embracing such differences. What makes us different from each other are: religion, culture or ethnic backgrounds, gender, race, appearance, ability, talent and beliefs. These differences make a person whom he or she is. Equality is giving everyone equal opportunity to participate in society, whilst taking into account the diversified need. When creating equal opportunity for the residence to participate in activities, we have to consider each residents diversified needs so that individuality would be promoted. Inclusion is to eliminate all barriers that make it difficult for a resident to participate in society, so that all residents can be included in activities to reach their potential as it is a basic right for residents to participate in their own care provisions. 1.2 – describe the potential effects discrimination Answer: Discrimination occurs when certain individuals are unfairly treated than others due to their gender, race, disability, culture, religion, appearance, sexual orientation and ethnicity and beliefs. The potential effects of discrimination could be: • Isolate themselves, withdrawn from society • Low self esteem • Feel anger • Worthless • Lack of confidence • Loss of identity • Challenging behaviour All these would be down to the discrimination the person has had or left 1.3 – explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity Answer: Inclusive practice is promoting the individuality of the resident, which is why we have to adhere to the care plans in order to meet the
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