• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Care Work.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Susy Langley Student ID: 188552 '03 BTEC National Diploma in Care Joy Olanipekun Equality, Diversity and Rights in Care Work Unit 1: Assignment 1 Introduction This assignment will define the terms equality, diversity and rights from more than one source of information. It will also describe the importance of these within health settings such as hospitals, residential care homes etc. Task two explains the effects of inequality, discrimination and lack of rights when they occur in health services. Task 1 Equality Here are the definitions I found for equality: The state of being equal. The same size, quantity, quality, extent, level, status etc. (dictionary) All people have equal opportunities, the same rights under the law and the rights to services provided by the government on the basis of their needs. (BTEC National Care book) A state of being equal, treating al groups equally or the same. (Teachers notes) The right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment, i.e. equality between the sexes. (Cambridge advanced learner's dictionary) I think that the definition of equality in the care book applies the most in health settings. It states that all people should have equal opportunities under the law so that there is open access to health services allowing every service user to receive treatment on the basis of their needs. ...read more.

Middle

So a diverse community is important to allow every child to do this. Rights Here are the definitions I found for rights: The rights of which it is generally thought that every living person should have. For example the right to freedom, justice etc. (Dictionary) The basic rights of which it is generally considered that each person has in a society whatever their race, sexuality or religion. (Cambridge advanced learner's dictionary) All individuals have the right to life and the freedom from degrading and inhuman treatment. (BTEC National Care book) I think that the definitions I found of rights apply in all health, care and early year settings. All human beings have certain rights and it is extremely important that services respect these rights. People have three main rights, these are; basic human rights, rights provided by legislation and rights provided under charters, guidelines and policies. There are responsibilities in care settings to interpret the different rights and guarantee all employees and clients have them. The patients charter helps ensure that all service users have a say in and give consent to any treatment they may receive. For example if a doctor went ahead with an operation the patient did not want it would be in breach of the patients charter. ...read more.

Conclusion

If discrimination is practiced in front of young people as a result of the negative role model they may also stereotype thinking it is OK Lack of Rights Lack of rights is when rights such as those I discussed in task 1 are not respected or are infringed. Despite various laws and legislations people are still denied rights of which they should have by law. If a person was denied health care according to their clinical need people could end up dying without treatment. It can be very disheartening when you are denied of rights that you are legally entitled to which can make people less confident therefore depriving them of their dignity. For example if a job seeker was rejected for a job simply because of their colour this would be in breach of the Race Relations Act. Lack of rights can be a very serious and degrading thing to happen to a person and can effect others in later life. Conclusion In conclusion to this assignment I think that the equality, diversity and rights are three very important aspects of care and their presence are essential for the fair service of all care settings. There are many damaging effects when they are not practiced. Inequality, discrimination and lack of rights can prevent people from self-actualization and reaching their own personal targets and goals. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Equality diversity and rights in health and social care

    3 star(s)

    It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by ensuring that no one is judged against by their age. Codes of practice and charters A charter which details an entitlement to services. This act is the regulator of care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organizations.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Equality and diversity rights in a social care setting

    3 star(s)

    Injury and death 2. Feeling stressed or unable to cope 3. Depression and anxiety 4. Loss of confidence 5. A feeling of low self-worth 6. Withdrawal from social activities 7. Mental illness Devaluating- Devaluating means seeing some people as less valuable than others. Some residents in Peacehaven self esteem may be raised because they

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care- ...

    3 star(s)

    Privacy is a basic human right, as long as the individual is not going to harm themselves of anyone else. All human being have the right to expect that; their treatment and care will be kept private. No information about them will be passed to people who have no right of access (confidentiality).

  2. Equality, diversity and rights

    In the other positive side if we have high self esteem it will lead us appreciating our own worth and value ourselves highly. People that are being discriminated against will make it harder for them to cope with challenges and change through they're lives.

  1. equality and diversity

    * Handouts from Tutor P4 Describe how legislation, code of practice, rules of conduct, charters and organisational policies are used to promoting anti-discriminatory practice at Oudrine house. Legislation: This is a written laws made by Parliament or a provincial legislature Acts)

  2. POSITIVE CARE ENVIRONMENT

    * Yes * No If no, can you explain why? .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Thank you for completing this questionnaire Questions for an interview with a care practitioner Which of the following settings are you currently working at? * Hospital * Day Care Centre * Residential Care Home * Nursery If other - please state............................................................

  1. Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social ...

    For example, a care worker who refuse to take care for service user because of sexual orientation (gay). All users of care service should be treated fairly and equally. However, anti- discriminatory practice does not just mean treating everybody in the same way.

  2. Health and Social Care Communication. Examples from work with a service user with ...

    At the same time, if the room is too cold this could also have a negative effect on Majella because she would be concentrating and thinking about how cold she is rather than listening to what I am saying. The Health and Safety Executive has stated that a higher room

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work