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BTEC National Diploma Health And Social Care Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care Assignment 3 Georgina reed Introduction In this assignment I will be describing how anti discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings. I will be discussing difficulties that may arise when implementing anti discriminatory practice in health and social care. Last I will justify ways of overcoming difficulties that may arise when implementing anti discriminatory practices in health and social care settings. P5 Within the health and social care sector it is important that people understand and promote anti discriminatory practice. There are various ways of how they can challenge discriminatory issues and practices. One of the ways in which a carer can promote anti discriminatory practice is to always treat patients/residents the same (equal).another element of active promotion of anti discriminatory practice is to provide active support consist with peoples beliefs, culture and preferences of the individual. ...read more.


If there is an individual who is a Muslim and is given pork, he/she will argue not to eat it, also if there is a vegetarian they would not also eat this which would cause arguments and may even cause individuals starving themselves because they do not want to eat the food that is given to them. This is discrimination and the service user may feel that the member of staff is taking sides of others and not taking in account about their needs. With different individuals having their own problems with the food provided, the problems just build up together at meal times, having different individuals arguing at the same time that they do not want to eat what they are given. This can also cause problems with the other service users who may be happy to eat what they are already given, as they may wish to eat their food in peace and quiet. ...read more.


Challenging discrimination shows that people are not discriminating against toughs whose behaviour, views and attitudes are discriminatory. Challenging discrimination can be over come by challenging the attitude, views or behaviour of the individual as well as training and encouragement training should be of a good standard and staff encouraged and praised in order to promote good team morale which would also promote better practice and reduce discrimination. It is important for care workers/ staff in the health and social care environment to be respectful and assertive when challenging someone as well as being open minded and to not make assumptions. Staff should attend regular staff training sessions and have team meetings between them and the management, also help to challenge anti discriminatory practices by being aware of the individual needs that people require. This can be done by promoting autonomy of care, being flexible, keeping service users informed and by putting the service users first, focusing on their individual needs. ...read more.

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This essay aimed to discuss types of discrimination that may be found in care settings and how these may be overcome. The writer is clearly aware of the potential for discrimination in care home settings and was able to give appropriate ways of overcoming them. I would have liked to have seen examples from other settings such as a hospital or nursery which would evidence the ability to think more widely.
There was an issue with the writer seemingly not being clear about what is means to treat people ‘the same’ and to treat people ‘fairly’. The latter is what good care workers should be aiming for.
There were a few grammar errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading. Overall though a good piece of work. 3/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 26/04/2013

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