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Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care.

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P1 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care. What is diversity? Diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. The term diversity (or diverse) is used to describe political entities (neighborhoods, student bodies, etc) with members who have identifiable differences in their backgrounds or lifestyles. The term diversity is a form of euphemistic shorthand to describe differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, intelligence, mental health, physical health, genetic attributes, behavior, attractiveness, and place of origin, cultural values, or political view as well as other identifying features. What are the benefits of diversity? Diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. The term diversity (or diverse) is used to describe political entities (neighborhoods, student bodies, etc) with members who have identifiable differences in their backgrounds or lifestyles. The term diversity is a form of euphemistic shorthand to describe differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, intelligence, mental health, physical health, genetic attributes, behavior, attractiveness, and place of origin, cultural values, or political view as well as other identifying features. ...read more.

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It's important to recognise that many people enjoy foods that are flavoured with spices, herbs and fruits. Expecting people to eat traditional British food is probably outdated, although it should be remembered that many people may prefer simple foods that are prepared without the use of spices and 'exotic vegetables. Our food choices are developed from an early age and for some people experimentation is a way of life. Education. Equality and diversity are high on the agenda for all educational institutions, whether they are the funders or providers of education. Our education systems focus on every individual, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to succeed no matter what their background. Our education system has benefitted from cultural diversity in many different ways. For example the subjects studied in schools and colleges now include the cultures and religions of a wide range of modern foreign languages. Language. The English language is already formed from a complete mix of other languages; new groups of settlers into the country are also bringing elements of their language with them. ...read more.

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For people to feel that they belong, there is a need for everyone's circumstances and background to be valued and respected/ alongside this lies a need for positive relationships' between people from different background in all the social and economic places in which they meet. For example, schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods. Employment. When an individual is entrepreneurial and perhaps use their skills and knowledge to start a new business, opportunities for employment are created there are many examples of alternative therapies which have come from other cultures. For example acupuncture and massage therapists are now employed in the hospice movement to bring relief to, and manage the stress of, many of the service users being treated there. Clearly over the time new therapies are offering employment and educational opportunities within the health and social care sector for the local population. Expertise. The example of doctors and nurses originating from other countries highlights how diversity enriches our health services with new levels of expertise and knowledge. There is a wide range of medical advancements that have originated abroad. And are now being used to improve medication and treatment services in the UK. A lot of research into medical conditions and social care facilities comes from other countries. ...read more.

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