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Equality, Divesity and rights

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Page 2 Introduction Page 3 Tasks A Page 7 Tasks B Page 16 Tasks C Page 24 Bibliographies This assessment is about promoting the equality and diversity to service users in a care setting and there are 3 tasks to it. Task A P1, Use recognised terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognising diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings. P2, Explain the benefits of diversity to society. P3, Explain the potential effects of discriminatory practice on those who use health or social care services. Task B P4, Explain how legislation, codes of practice, charters and organisational policies are used to promote anti-discriminatory practices M1, Explain the influences of a recent or emerging national policy development on organisational policy with regard to anti-discriminatory practice D1, Evaluate how a recent or emerging policy development influences organisational and personal practice in relation to anti-discriminatory practice Task C P5, Explain how those working in health and social care settings can actively promote anti-discriminatory practice P6, Describe ways of reflecting on and challenging discriminatory issues in health and social care M2, Explain difficulties that may be encountered when implementing anti-discriminatory practice M3, Analyse how personal beliefs and value systems may influence own anti-discriminatory practice D2, Explain practical strategies to reconcile own beliefs and values with anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care P1 Use recognised terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognising diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings. The promotion of equality, diversity and the rights of individuals is important in all care settings because each and every person is unique and different in a multitude of ways. What is equality? I think that it can best be described as treating people fairly. This is not the same as treating all people in the same way as this could in fact be unfair. To give a brief and simplistic example, in a care home, all of the bedrooms are situated on the top floor of the building and there are no lifts to the upper floor. ...read more.

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Many transsexuals have tried to live this lie and have ended up being desperately unhappy and some have even turned to self-harm or even suicide in an attempt to cry for help or escape their unhappy existence living in the wrong body. It is not that long ago that even homosexuality was illegal and it was thought by many to be just a mental illness that could be overcome with treatment. Nowadays however, the world in general seems to have a far greater awareness of both homosexuality and Tran sexuality mainly due to the amount of media attention that they now get. However, something that does not seem to be openly talked about is that it is a not only adults who experience problems with gender identity but also adolescents and children. There does not seem to be a huge amount of support for children and adolescents who are experiencing problems with gender identity but one support group that I have come across whilst searching the internet is a support group called Mermaids. This group seems to be very informative and supportive of children and adolescents as well as the parents of people with gender identity problems. Mermaids was actually formed by families attending Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust which, is the only clinic in the UK dedicated to children and adolescents with gender identity disorders. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 covers various different topics to ensure that a transsexual is not discriminated against. For example topics covered are Registration, which covers how a transsexual can become registered as their new gender identity with regards to birth certificates and changes of names etc. Marriage covers a transgender person's rights to marriage and parenthood covers the rights of a transgender person with regards to their children and the fact that changing gender does not affect the status of the person as the father of the mother of the child. ...read more.

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We all need to be open-minded and not make assumptions; we should teach and practice ADP. It would also be a good idea to attend regular staff training sessions and have team meetings; good communication between the team including management is also essential. We can all help to promote anti-discriminatory practice by being aware of the individual needs of service users both in health and social care. We can do this by promoting autonomy of care, by being flexible, keeping service users informed and by putting the service user at the centre of focus. In care homes it is not always easy to implement your own and others beliefs especially when there are so many different personalities. A good example of this is Mildred, a service user from my first work placement who liked to make comments about other service users. Some of the comments said were things like "she thinks she owns this place" " she thinks she's better than me" none of which were not meant to offend but never the less they often did. The care staff tried to explain to Mildred that her comments were not welcome but Mildred used to get very defensive. Mildred could see nothing wrong with her comments and would often say, "I only speak the truth" When there are so many people in one place with different values and beliefs there will inevitable be tension. It's not always easy to have practical strategies so the best solution might be to agree to disagree. Bibliographies Stretch, B, (2007) Health and Social care. Oxford: Heinemann Carter, A, (1998) The Politics of Women's Rights. Essex: Longman Cheminais, R (2006) Every child matters. London: David Fulton Clements, P & Jones, J (2006) The Diversity Training Handbook. 2nd ED. London: Kogan Page Cahill, f, Duncan, M and Heighway, P (2005) Health and Safety at Work Essentials. 4th ED. London: Lawpack http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/docs/corporate http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/0-9/4health/body/gen_transsexuals.html http://www.casu-lbgt.com/trans/discrimination/ http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/publicationsandstatistics/legislation/actsandbills/dh_4002 http://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/nosmoking http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/gender_recognition_act_2004 http://www.mermaids.freeuk.com/gidca.html http://www.nmc-uk.org/standardsofproficiency.pdf http://www.nwtdt.u-net.com/pdfs/corestan.pdf http://society.guargian.co.uk/health/story/html ?? ?? ?? ?? 15 ...read more.

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