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Describe 4 examples of discriminatory practice

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P2- Describe 4 examples of discriminatory practice

Age discrimination happens when an individual gets treated differently because of what age they are without justification. There have been some cases regarding older people going to their GPs for help and their GPs not giving the appropriate treatment they need and deserve because they think the problem is down to their age. Such was the case for Jean Austin who went to her GP with a problem about her foot causing her problems which affected her job , when she saw him he simply put it down to her age she said he told me to wear sensible shoes - or "treat" myself to a private consultation as a retirement present. "His attitude was: 'Look at your age - you're coming up to 60'. In the end Jean managed to get an x-ray done which showed a broken bone in her foot. This shows discriminatory practice to an older lady who went to her doctor for some help but the GP automatically putting her problem down to how old she was. BBC news (2009) NHS Ageism. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7850907.stm (accessed on 10/11/11)

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