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Describe ways of reflecting on and challenging discrimination issues in health and social care

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  • Submitted: 29/05/2008
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Task 1 - Describe Ways of Reflecting on and Challenging Discriminatory Issues in Health and Social Care

There will always be ethical issues in healthcare, below are 5 issues that can cause conflict between staff and patients.

Rights of one patient will clash with the rights of another

A patient has the right to watch TV or listen to the radio, while the patient in the next bed has the right the right to an undisturbed sleep the rights of these two patients clash. By providing earphones could help resolve this. If patients share a room one wants the door propped open and the other one doesn't although this is a clash of rights the rights of the patient who wanted the door closed would outweigh the other as propping open doors is a fire risk. However the patients could be offered a single room and the patient who wanted the door open could have electro-magnetic device fitted to their bedroom door which would make the door close in the event of a fire .In my placement my mentor discussed this with me he said he had to challenge the home he worked in to provide

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