Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment and poverty are all linked to mental ill health. So stigma and discrimination can trap people in a cycle of illness. The situation is exacerbated by the media. Media reports often link mental illness with violence, or portray people with mental health problems as dangerous, criminal, evil, or very disabled and unable to live normal, fulfilled lives. 2.2 How mental illness can have an impact on the individual: Psychologically: - person may become paranoid and therefore exclude him or her self -person may become paranoid and therefore hurt others who she/he fears will try to hurt him/her -person may become isolated and therefore out of touch with other people and reality in general -person may feel unloved even if it is not true -person may feel like he/she is a threat to society and therefore attempt suicide emotionally: -person may feel isolated, unloved, paranoid, panicked and non-human (read Francis Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
You may also see cuts on an individual from self harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour and could lead to repeated urinary infections. There could also be signs of depression, loss of self esteem and self confidence, withdrawn from things and a loss of interest, insecurity and not being able to trust people as a result of financial abuse. Unkempt appearance, loss of weight, dehydration and not looking presentable can be forms of neglect. 1.3 There are factors contributing to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse the individuals age could be a factor if they are elderly or a young person and they cannot
Unit 053 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 2. Describe the potential effects of discrimination Discrimination is the unjust or prejudged treatment of different groups of people on the grounds of age, race, sexuality, religion, language, social class and disability. The potential effects of being a victim of discrimination can be extremely damaging in many areas - * Physical - The victim may resort to self harm as a way 'coping'. Discrimination may take of the form of bullying. The bullies could use physical violence towards the victim.
3.1 People from different backgrounds, for example a some culture’s would find eye contact rude and unacceptable, some people from different backgrounds may use slang words for example, calling people babes, me duck, or may ask if they want the loo, some people may not understand what that means which could cause distress and a misunderstanding. 3.2 Barriers to effective communication could be, somebody with sensory impairment and the person working with the individual cannot use their method of communication and the individual could get frustrated and misunderstood due to this, people talking in different language would be a huge barrier.people from
| Discrimination | Discriminating people on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage persons self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. When people are affected by discrimination they experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. They are made to feel worthless and at less value than others. | Harassment, inappropriate jokes,
P3: Describe the potential effects of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care services. Include the following and look at how they can result in a loss of right: Marginalisation is one of the effects of discriminatory practice. It is a social division of some people from the large society. People are separated from the society because of their age, disability, culture or social class. If people are separated from the society they will feel isolated and could lead to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, financial problems and/or health problems.
1.2 The effects of poor personal hygiene can make people feel that they cannot socialise and this may make them try to withdraw from others, it may also make the person in question feel that they are not worthy and have a bad self image, people may even feel that they are ugly. This can effect people in lots of different ways. If people have poor hygiene others may not want to socialise with them or may try to avoid them. This can effect there well being as again self worth is gone, possibly may become withdrawn and possibly refusal to go to social areas, in a care home this could even mean not wanting to go out to public areas to eat, to watch t.v etc. and they may wish to stay in there room.
Language barriers can cause people to feel discriminated against, meaning that they make feel unhappy and uncomfortable in the setting. This can really lower their self-esteem and make them feel that they are not worthy. Also, without the right equipment and support, the service user may not receive the right care and help that they need causing things to become worse for
An Individual If person is discriminate he or she can fill excluded. This can lead to the person being withdrawn, avoiding social contacts and living in his/her “own word” , where the result would be usually depression. Discrimination also affects the quality of life. Person who has been discriminated may not receive quality services, his/her needs may not be met, which will cause for the person being unhappy and feeling miserable. Discrimination could also lead to loss of self-esteem, feeling stressed and unable to cope, loss of motivation, restricted
The first such way is to ignore any legitimate concerns women have; the second way is to classify any emotion as unnecessary and “irrational.” Women get taken advantage of solely because society has considered them emotional, which in today’s modern society is often mistaken for being unstable. This in turn affects a women’s status in life. With this in mind, it is the status that will ultimately define their social mobility, “the lower the status, the more manner of seeing and feeling is subjected to being discredited, and the less believable it becomes” (Hochschile 173). Society has usually seen the lower class as unintelligent and therefore have their opinions denigrated. Even if she has a legitimate case to voice an opinion, “a person of lower status has a weaker claim to the right to define what is going on; less