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equality and diversity

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Explain the benefits of diversity in society (P1) The benefits of diversity in a society are the advantages a society gain from diversity. Diversity helps in meeting different people from different countries, thus helping to learn different culture, different food, various religions, different language and people coming together to socialise. Being open to other cultures enriches everyone and means that our everyday lives are more interesting, even at the basic levels as the types of food we eat. Fashion often borrows from other cultures, and popular music has benefited from cultural influences. Example Notting hill carnival Diversity helps increase a society economics gains. Diversity opens the opportunity for others to explore their skills in other country. These include nurses from countries such as South Africa into Britain and the Philippians. All these contribute to economic growth. Other benefits from diversity are forms of complementary medicine, such as acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy, which have their roots in others culture. For example, in the 1950s when demand for new housing was high and the numbers of available workers in short supply, Italians were encourage to come to England to work in the brick-making industry and many stayed and settled in the Midlands. We only have to visit our local supermarket or walk down the streets on our towns to see the influence of diversity on society. The variety of food available tells its own story as there are tastes and texture from around the world on our doorstep. We can eat food in our own homes that previously we would have had to travel far and wide to experience. Exotic fruits, vegetables and spices have been arriving in Britain for a long time but now more than ever before these are the basis of everyday food fro many people rather than the privileged few. Much of the music we listen to has been greatly influenced by Africa music, mediated through black Americans whether it is rhythm and blues, jazz, hip-hop, soul or rock, Artists such ...read more.

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Care workers having powers over services users are discriminating. *Care workers should learn about service users' beliefs, pratices, values and life experience of service users. This can be done through staff training sessions, picking up information on the internet and talking to service users about their background, beliefs and culture. *Care workers should encourage reflection, to promote healthy attitudes, to look critically at whatever the service user is actually doing in their day-to-day task. *Knowing how to challenge discriminatory pratice.This is reporting direct and indirect discriminatory behaviour. *Seeking up to date training so that they can consider issues and learn sharing with others. Care worker can promote equality for service users *Giving out information to the client about the service they offer. *Care worker should put posters around the care home so that service users know what is going on at the care home. *Care worker should give out information to client about the service they offer. *Care workers having one to one meeting with the service users, thus allowing them to express their right. The procedures that could be taken to challenge discrimination are: *Making sure all workers and clients are warned to avoid discrimination in the health and social care sector. *By offering services in different term, to identify the key element of anti-discriminatory practice in relation to these different. *Anybody who discriminates can face charges. The procedures that can be put in place are *There should be guest speaker to talk to them about discrimination and the effects. *There should be discussion so that workers do not forget the rules of discrimination. *There should be regular meetings to remind staff about the service they should offer. One way a social care setting can challenge anti discriminatory is through staff development and training this may be done formally through supervision sessions or more informally in the course of day to day working. ...read more.

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It is important to change own beliefs and values from learning new things about different cultures, lifestyles and religion. Abortion I would discriminate thought against the service user who does abortion. Abortion is not good and it is the act of killing the innocent baby that is coming to the world. Also I thought that people who are into abortion are capable of killing. This is an act of murder. The reason why I discriminate against people who does abortion is because this can cause some disability health condition such as infertility and at times death. I will try and harmonise my thoughts and values by treating each individual equally, and by respecting their privacy and interest. The reason being that, I do not know the reason why she had had the abortion, it could be she is facing financial or family problem. I do not have to judge people especially if you do not know them well because it does not means that all people that do abortion can kill. H I V PATIENT As a care worker I would discriminate thoughts against a patient affected by HIV is because I o not know how the person contacted the disease. I belief it is usually transmitted through unprotected sex,using needles or syringe that is affected is the virus. I will discriminate against service users with the virus because I don't want to among those people that have been infected. I will try to harmonised my thoughts and values by researching more on HIV, going for training courses on how to avoid discriminating on client, asking professionals on how to work with affected clients and be able to have one to one conversation with clients and also listen to their views on how they are feeling. I can also go on the internet and find more about HIV and the way to socialise with them. In conclusion, I have explained how I will harmonise my own beliefs and values and my reasons why I have those thought of discrimination about individuals and also how to respect clients. ...read more.

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