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Equality, Rights and Discrimination defined.

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Unit 2, Task 2 Stereotyping Stereotyping is where a person generalises another person to be similar to a group. We stereotype everyday without even knowing it and we learn it from our parents, family and peers. It is usually a bad thing about a person but sometimes can be very much so true yet can be very discriminating to that certain group sometimes making the totally wrong assumptions. Stereotyping is a main part of the growing up process. An example is in a care home thinking that elders make up symptoms and their is really nothing wrong with them at all. Labelling Labelling is similar to stereotyping in the sense that it can be very discriminating to an individual. It is a process that we usually do without thinking and realise that we are doing it. ...read more.


Covert Discrimination Covert discrimination is where the discrimination isn't out in the open rather it is masked and hidden. It can be hidden in a persons mind or in a group not for others to find out. An example is where a person is waiting in A&E and the triage knows the patient they may put them ahead of the list of other who have been waiting. Overt Discrimination Overt discrimination is where the discrimination is out in the open and not masked like covert. Discrimination can take place in many places and is open and up front about another person should it be their sex, race or disability. According to Miller J (ed) "It is sometimes termed as direct discrimination" An example of overt discrimination is giving a female nurse a job and not a male as they would prefer a female. ...read more.


The Human rights act of 2000 explains all of out rights that we have and need to respect. An example of rights would be that all people have the right to healthcare no matter what their diversity other peoples problem and if it was a problem to him he would have asked the council for help himself. Diversity Diversity is based on the differences between individuals which we need to realise and respect. These differences could be cultures , languages or abilities . this can affect a person should they be deft or blind and in a health and social care setting this needs to be realised so as to not offend the client and to be able to fill their needs should this be providing brailed documents or someone who can use sign language. An example of diversity is a child who needs to go to the doctor and they are dumb and may need a translator. ...read more.

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