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Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Care

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Concepts of Equality, Diversity, and Care http://patimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/equality.jpg What is Equality, Diversity and Care? * Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. * Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people?s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students. * Care is the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something/ Serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk. Equality and Diversity can be promoted by: * Treating all staff and students fairly * Creating an inclusive culture for all staff and students * Ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable students to fully participate in the learning process * Enabling all staff and students to develop to their full potential * Equipping staff and students with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination in their work/study environment * Making certain that any learning materials do not discriminate against any individuals or groups http://provensystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/social_media_cohesion.jpg * Ensuring policies, procedures and processes don't discriminate against anyone The importance of equality in a health and social care setting Equality is an important factor within a health and social care setting because professionals work with all types of people and they can?t discriminate them for their race, gender, class, sexuality, age etc. ...read more.

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Arts come from many different countries and cultures and here in the UK we do use these. For example art therapy is used to show how someone is feeling some people might be inspired by art that have been introduced to us from different culture e.g. Aboriginal art People also express themselves through drama, many famous play come from different countries or are inspired by different cultures e.g. The Crucible Having diverse art can also be seen to link with health and social care as we can get to understand people and their cultures through arts such as film, plays etc. so health and social care professions can get to know different service users through this. And as we are exposed to arts from different cultures they might also find they have a common interest and this will set off the start of a professional relationship http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/960/img/photos/2013/10/18/c5/5e/Creation.jpg Social Cohesion Social cohesion is defined as the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to survive and prosper. Dick Stanley, Vol. 28, No. 1 (winter 2013) Social cohesion is about: * Creating a common vision and sense of belonging for everyone. * Valuing and appreciating people from different backgrounds. * Providing similar life opportunities for people from different backgrounds. Developing strong, positive relationships between people from different backgrounds in the workplace, in schools and within neighbourhoods. * Good relations between groups and communities. Social cohesion is important in health and social care because team members need to form this type bond of bond. ...read more.

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Having diversity in society allows youths a wider variety of subjects to learn. Language is now more accessible than ever due to the variety of teachers in the UK who can speak languages other than English. Linking this to health and social care means school children have a better range of subjects they can learn from rather than no choice in their education due to diversity being unavailable. Education allows us to read, to write and learn social skills. Disabled children are able to go into mainstream schooling without feeling left out due to teaching assistance being available. This is because people with different backgrounds therefore skills are able to work together due to diversity having home schooling as part Some young people are unable to attend school for medical reasons, of education means they aren't missing out, getting equal opportunities. around Different levels of education such as college, university means teachers are available from than Europe to deliver different levels of teacher. This allows students to gain higher qualifications perhaps they couldn't have done before. whether it This wide variety of diverse teaching means every child's needs are being accounted for, be behavioural problems, disability problems or those who struggle with school Everyone in the UK is entitled to an education meaning different backgrounds learn together from those who migrate to the UK. This is diversity as the students are getting a wider range of experience, also by having the value of diverse staff it allows each person in a health and social sector to learn new skills and abilities http://images.clipartpanda.com/diversity-clipart-diversity2.gif http://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/about/equality-diversity http://www.effectivepractitioner.nes.scot.nhs.uk/learning-and-development/clinical-practice/equality--diversity.aspx http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/equality-diversity-and-human-rights/ www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/WhatareHumanRights.aspx http://www.effectivepractitioner.nes.scot.nhs.uk/learning-and-development/clinical-practice/equality--diversity.aspx https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=socail+cohesion+diffition&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-GB:IE-Adress&ie=&oe=&safe=vss&gfe_rd=cr&ei=JigfV9LtNJLW8AeFu4GwCA&safe=vss&gws_rd=ssl#safe=strict&q=social+cohesion+definition ...read more.

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