Unit 2 P1 Essay

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Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. (P1) This essay aims to identify the key terms and values of equality, diversity and rights in detail and discuss the social, cultural and economic benefits in a hospital. The key terms equality, diversity and rights will be discussed in greater detail throughout the essay. Each term will be discussed separately and the social, cultural and economic benefits will be discussed for each term in greater detail. Diversity Diversity, the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, age physical abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance of embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. . For example, an individual has a right to live in society without being abused or intimidated because of their race, beliefs, gender, sexuality or disabilities. ‘Working in the health and social care sector, equality, diversity and rights are at the core of everything you will be doing. Equality Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential(DOH-Department of health 2004).for the NHS ,this means eliminating prejudice and discrimination, to deliver services that are personal, fair and diverse, these principles are reflected in workplace practice and our workforce to be accountable to the community we serve(DOH-Department of health 2011).equality is being equal to everyone else, especially

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