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equalit,diversity and rights in health and social

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Unit2 Equality, Diversity and Rights P1) Explain the benefits of diversity to society. Britain itself is a multi cultural country which enables users from any cultural background to gain access to health care services such as hospital. Through this equality is empowered and also encouraged to be put into practice. However the benefit can be split into social and cultural benefit s such as food, language, education and gender. Another benefit is that increases knowledge and awareness about the different lifestyle choice of other countries. This prevents misunderstandings and assumptions about the view and understanding of an individual. Therefore it enables an individual's view of point to be valued and respected. In other words for example a dietician would have to consider culture believe of individual and respect it. Other benefit of diversity to society is equal opportunity is empowered. This means that allows people to be in control of their own choices. This means that individual as being given the ability to be heard and express themselves, therefore on individual right as been valued. People gain experiences from other philosophies and therapies which suits their needs. For example acupuncture which originates from Chinese. Food come wide variety according to different cultures. This gives individual the power to experiment with different flavours, e.g. Chinese food. In health care setting such as care home the use of a menu promote equality by allowing an individual to make their on choices which respects their individuality rights. Language is a benefit to diversity as every language mixture of least more than one language. Other benefit is you can learn new world which has same meaning by in different language with in the health care field language as been used to develop different types of technique such as interpreting and translating for individual who do not have English as their first language or for deaf service users. ...read more.

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Health care worker have the responsibilities of protect the rights and promote the interests of service users because to set up and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers. They also have to promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm and respect the right of services users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people. "According to BTEC National health and social care book1" the law provides service users, individuals and health care professionals with the basic principles and guidelines which must be followed when dealing with individuals in any given situation. P5) Explain how those working in health and social care settings can actively promote anti-discriminatory practice. Within health and social care setting it is important that care workers to promote anti-discriminatory practice in health care sector. Every care worker should have an understanding of the bases of discrimination within society. For example discrimination often applied to older people is to suggest that this should be done to them against their will if it is for their own good. Client choice should always be respected unless there are very good reasons for doing other wise the care has got the right to complete confidentiality to the client's right. Care workers have a duty to promote non-discriminatory work training in their day to day work. They can do this by following non-discrimination work procedures and codes of practice by being friendly and approachable with everyone, regardless of their differences. Care workers responsibility to support people's rights to fair and equal treatment, having a positive approach and understanding why people think, feel and behave as they do ensure that everyone feels valued and respected, and ensuring that services users are cared for in ways that meet their individual needs. The carers can promote ant-discriminatory practice by knowing each person religious and culture background knowing. ...read more.

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Going back on my P5 I talked about belief how care worker can treat a patient with respect no matter what the person looks like, and what can be done to promote anti-discriminatory practice in their day to day work. Care workers have the responsibility of taking care of their service user/ patient. For example an elderly woman in care home was being discriminated against because of what she beliefs on and care worker as refuses to provide food of her culture. Workers have an obligation to ensure that everyone who can benefit from their service has an opportunity to access it, to be treated in a way that accords their need for decency and self respect and to practice their own believes. "According to this website www.alcohol-drugs.co.uk'' discriminatory language often betrays assumptions that have not been based on accurate knowledge on cultural stereotypes. Non discriminatory language promotes inclusively by the deliberate attempt to ensure that the language used promotes the equality of all people. The human right law gives people the right to practice their own beliefs and religion also gives people the right of not being discriminated, stereotyping or labelling. For example care workers responsibility is to acknowledge service users beliefs and identity. This means that care workers should try to communicate with services users and accept people for who they are and what they believe. Care workers should not discriminate against other people's religious or culture, e.g. when you are caring for people who have different religious beliefs and lifestyle give them the opportunity to practise their faith and celebrate their religious festival at time when it is important to them. M3) Analyse how personal beliefs and value systems may influence own anti-discriminatory practice. On my point of view our personal believe and value systems makes us as individuals to act and behave in certain ways. This could influence culture, environmental and our health well being. "According to this website www.corsewrok.info "Personal beliefs and value systems may influence own anti-discriminatory practice. ...read more.

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