Unit 3 Health And Social Care Level 3 P7

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P3 describe the potential effect of discriminatory practise on those who use health or social care service Discrimination in other words, not treated in an equal way can affect different peoples lives in different ways. People who live under pressure of unfair treatment may have Lack of confidence or low self esteem, non verbal response can make and individual feel self worthless, this will also make them feel that they don’t belong and might give them emotional injury, stress, depression, aggression, poor self concept, feeling devalued, anxiety, anger and this may cause physical injury and poor mental health. The most common forms of discrimination are racial remarks, slurs, being called insulting names and being the butt of hurtful jokes. Discrimination, racism and harassment may have major mental and physical health problems such as frustration, stress, anxiety, depression, possible nervous breakdown, or high blood pressure that can cause heart attacks. Effects of discrimination physically and emotionally are depression,…show more content…
Avoidance by not going close to someone because they are different, Devaluing - failure to recognise achievement or unfair criticism, Verbal abuse - use of offensive or insulting language, Physical abuse - assaulting a person causing them physical harm. One of the other effects of discriminatory practise is marginalisation. This occurs when a service user feels left out because the staff is choosing not to attend to them or when a leader of a group is not attending to or taking the views of all the women in the group which is called sexism. Marginalisation basically means not treating someone equally and fairly, this makes them push themselves to the Margin. The service user might have emotional problems, not treating them right might lead them to be upset, depressed, and self-harmed which can lead to
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