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P2- Describe Discriminatory practice in health and social care

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  • Essay length: 429 words
  • Submitted: 06/11/2012
  • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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P2- Describe Discriminatory practice in health and social care

Unit 2- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.

M. Ugiagbe

O.Chowdhury

Infringement

Infringement of rights is when we are not respecting an individualâs rights and not letting them practise their religion or culture. This may then lead an individual feeling devalued and unhappy, which can then affect their health.

Covert abuse of power

Covert abuse of power is when an individual uses a hidden power to discriminate in terms of health and social care, health care professionals may end up treating service users differently compared to others. This then will lead to the individual of not getting the same level of treatment, which may jeopardise their health and well-being

Stretch and whitehouse, 2010, page 67 & page 68

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Overt abuse of power

Overt abuse of power is when an individual openly uses power to discriminate others and this has comparable outcomes to covert abuse of power; which is: it can affect an individual health or perhaps even their mental, if they notice that they are being discriminated against.

Prejudice

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