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Explain the concept of Equality, Diversity and Rights in relation to health and social care

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Equality and Diversity P1 - Task 1 Explain the concept of Equality, Diversity and Rights in relation to health and social care Diversity ? Benefits for the society Diversity in society helps us to grow as individuals and open our minds to different ways of life. When you become exposed to different ways to live, and see how other cultures carry on then you are no longer closed to the idea that we are all different in some way, and those differences can be meaningful in our lives. When it comes to diversity it also promotes more tolerance. In terms of being tolerant that means diversity can help us accept other cultures, and even adapt some of their ways into our society. The point is, we are all different. Yet the differences that we have between us can be used to strengthen society as we know it. Diversity allows us the opportunity to learn, grow, understand new ways of living, and experience life to the fullest. Without diversity, we are closed off in our own worlds. But with it, we expand our knowledge and we are no longer ignorant. When you are aware of the differences and embrace them, then you have taken the blind fold off to living differently and you are a better person for it. The key is exposure and using what you learned to increase more tolerance and decrease things such as racism. It is important to realise that there are positive benefits to society when diversity is respected. Valuing diversity can open our minds to new and exciting experiences and to new ways of thinking which can make our lives more interesting. Society can also benefit by respecting diversity, because by excluding minority groups we could miss their valuable contribution. On the other hand, the different benefit for society also helps employment attract, recruit and retain people from a wide pool of talent, and it also reduces the cost of labour turnover and absenteeism as staff are happier ...read more.


If the GP is being rude you should make sure that you take extreme action about this because the GP/ service provider is not allowed to treat in this manner because he/she has not been given by anybody to treat you like rubbish and disrespect you. If the GP/ service provider carries on doing so then you should make sure that the GP gets sacked about this matter because that GP does not have right to be doctor if he/she is not following one of the rules of the care values. TREATED EQUALLY AND NOT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST Everybody has their own background, in that case this does not give an individual a chance to discriminate/isolate/judged negatively, but must be considered fairly and as equal having access to service use. Regardless of why you are using health or social care services, or whether or not you have a disability, you should always be treated as an individual when receiving treatment. Health and social care providers should always talk directly to you, as the patient, unless you have asked them to communicate with an advocate or nominated person who is also present. They should use clear, simple language without patronising you. The Human Rights Act gives you the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the right to respect for private and family life. For example, it may be unlawful for public authorities, such as hospitals, to stop you practising your religion ? publicly or privately ? including observing dietary requirements. The Act also protects beliefs other than religion, such as veganism or pacifism. TREATED IN A DIGNIFIED WAY- It means that patients should be treated respectfully and empathically. They shouldn't be patronized, minimized and condescended to. Human rights are the belief that everybody should be treated equally and with dignity ? no matter what their circumstances. This means that nobody should be tortured or treated in and inhuman or degrading way. ...read more.


In society this is associated with anti-social behaviour. E.g. busses, schools, shopping centres and street corners. P3 ? Marginalisation - it means being made unimportant. The effects on discrimination on this particular type of client will first involve isolation. A client will be put in a position where they are being outcast from the group. In other terms, during group outings or group discussion a client will be ignored and therefore feel left out. Disempowerment ? a client who feels less powerful or unable to help themselves will often have low self-esteem. The potential effects of discrimination on this client will result in under achievement of day-to-day task. Low self-esteem and self-identity ? a client with low self-esteem and self-identity is likely to lack in confidence. A particular example of discrimination is when a service provider exposes the client?s weakness in front of others. For example, asking a client to perform a particular task knowing that they are incapable will immediately show proofs of discrimination. Restricted Opportunities - a service provider is obligated to provide assistance and cater for all clients. Service providers are responsible to identify a client?s potential in order to help them develop their attributes. The effects of discrimination of this type of client will hinder the personal development, social interaction, and personal skills. Negative behaviours such as aggression or criminality ? it is very important to deal with this type of client, due to the low self-control. The effects of discrimination will increase risks of unacceptable behaviour. A service provider must diffuse an aggressive situation before it escalates. A client with an aggressive behaviour is more likely to use physical force and foul language if they feel that they are being disrespected. Loss of rights ? is when as an individual want to impose your will on someone and the other party is not allowing you, this can cause conflict between the client and the service provider. If the client is being discriminated against on this particular issue, is more likely to be rebellious. This will cause a misunderstanding between both parties and could result in an altercation. ...read more.

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