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Equality, Diversity and Rights

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BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health) Unit 2 Task 1. P1 26.10.2009 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care In this task I am going to provide a clear account of the benefits of diversity to British society. I am going to describe three social or cultural factors and two economic factors. Firstly I am going to write about my three social or cultural factors which are going to be; "Food," "The Arts," and "Education." One of many benefits from living in a multicultural society is that there is a wide variety of foods that are available all over the world. Some of the types of the food that have been brought to the British Society by different societies are Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian, and French; these are just some of many. ...read more.

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but also asking the service user what they like and what they don't so they have the choice instead of the health care professional going in and saying right Mrs Smith this is what you are having tonight if you like it or not. Asking the service user gives them the right to have what they want to eat. Also having an understanding for different foods from different cultures is helpful as if you as the health care professional had a service user who believed in a religion and have to follow and pacific food preferences for that religion. British food may be out dated, but some service user's particularly older service users prefer the simple British food because it is all they have known and don't want to try any of the new food brought in from different cultures. ...read more.

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Many galleries and museums now feature or display exhibitions that reflect the heritage, beliefs and cultures of many different societies. Now a days there are things such as theatre or cinemas, which offer insight into other cultures. Cinemas are now offering films originating in other countries. As a health care professional "The Arts" can provide helpful by showing insight into the cultures and beliefs of other societies. It can also help to understand the needs and wants of the service users from backgrounds different than yours. Knowing and understanding "The Arts" is a good way to understand and appreciate the difference. As well as "Food," and "The Arts" there is also education which now benefits the diversity to British society. Education is high on the agenda, for all equality and diversity, whether they are funders or providers of education. The education systems ...read more.

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