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Equality, Diversity and Rights in Care Work.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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