Miss Essay

5483 WordsJan 20, 201422 Pages
Dem 313 Equality, diversity, and inclusion in dementia care practice. By Amanda Alker. 1.1 Explain why it is important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage. "You have to know the past to understand the present." Was a quote by Dr. Carl Sagan. I think this quote sums up the importance of recognizing and respecting an individual’s heritage. By looking at the heritage of an individual with dementia, it can sometimes help you understand why they behave the way they do and why they react a certain way to different situations. Each individual is different some may love the fact that people know about their past heritage whilst other may not want anyone to know for many different reasons. For some individuals their customs and religious practices are very important to them. For the people who want others to know about their heritage and past experiences, it is good for them to talk about their lives and past heritage. They can reminisce about the good times and good things that their ancestors may have done or achievements they have had. It is also therapeutic to talk about the bad things that have happened to them or their ancestors. Some of the reasons for an individual to not want to share their past are: * They have bad memories from their past. * They may be embarrassed about their past. * They fear what people may think about their ancestors. * They are a private person and don’t want anyone to know about their life and past heritage. * They have done something or their ancestors have done something terrible. Think about you own heritage as an individual and answer questions below. My nationality is important / unimportant because: * Being English makes me proud and is important to me as England is a generous country who helps others in need. * At present being English is

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