Unit 2 Assignment 3 P5

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P5: Describe how anti-discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings Four key concerns: 1) Justice- All clients must be treated fairly and example of this in health and social care could be treating a disabled person the way you would treat normal individuals. Just because they are disabled it doesn’t mean they are useless you have to treat people with respect and dignity. Every person is seen as individuals therefore they should be treated as individuals. 2) Autonomy- Client should make their own decisions as far as possible an example of this could be a client not wanting to have a certain treatment because if they have the treatment then the problem may not go away for ever it may come back again. Therefore it’s their choice and they know that the decision that they are making is the right one for them from their opinion. 3) Beneficence- Everything healthcare staff does should help patients. An example of this in practice could be providing a book that has Braille in it for blind people. 4) Non- maleficence- The benefits of treatment should always outweigh the harm. An example of this is that there was a medication called Thalidomide to help pregnant women from having morning sickness. However doctors didn’t know the side effects of this medication. The side effect was that it gave babies severe deformities. This is an example of how the benefits outweigh the harm. Health and social care workers need to promote anti-discriminatory practice and these are how they do it. For example in the series ‘One Born Every Minute’ the staffs working there promotes anti- discriminatory practice by getting the clients trust and by making the client feel comfortable. The nurses and midwifes give lots of praise, unconditional positive regard. The midwives give the clients information they need to make the right decisions. The nurses and midwifes

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