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For this assignment objective I have to give definitions of stereotyping and prejudice that can be used with care workers during a training session.

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´╗┐Nicola Jones AO2A For this assignment objective I have to give definitions of stereotyping and prejudice that can be used with care workers during a training session. I will give examples to show how each could apply when caring for members of the Mamood family. Also I will include a leaflet to explain good practice and what care workers should and shouldn?t do when caring for service users. In any care setting it is highly important that care workers do not stereotype service users in anyway as it can lead to problems for the service users in the future or whilst their still in your care. ...read more.

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In the case study Majella is 70 years of age and has very little short-term memory. Care workers may stereotype Majella and assume she has Dementia or Alzheimer?s as they could put into a category and say that all elderly people suffer from it. This shouldn?t be the case as care workers should not make assumptions and stereotype against. This will lead to discrimination towards Majella which will result in her feeling unwanted and unworthy. As a care worker you need to imply good practice and prevent this from happening all together. Prejudice usually happens before stereotypes, as this is having an attitude towards the service users, either positive or negative. If you have a negative attitude towards someone it may then lead onto a stereotype. ...read more.

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Tegla works as a physiotherapist at the local hospital. If she was to go to a care setting with her husband about his diabetes care workers their may pre-judge Tegla and may hold an attitude towards her and suggest that she knows a lot of things about care as she works at the local hospital so we may not have to go into as much detail. This should not be the case the care workers should not pre-judge her before they speak. Tegla may not know certain things which could be important. Care workers should always discuss everything in an adult manner in case important things are missed. This should be prevented and should be taken into consideration to provide better care. REFERENCE http://www.thefreedictionary.com/prejudice Moonie.N., Irvine.J., Herne.D., 2005. AS level for health and social care. 1st ed. Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers. ...read more.

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