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P2: Use recognised terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognising diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings

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P2: Use recognised terminology to explain the importance of promoting equality, recognising diversity and respecting rights in health and social care settings Terminology Equality: This means that all people have the same value but instead of treating everyone the same we treat people as an individual. This is because we all different meaning we will all have different needs, for example someone with a disability may need extra help or things have to be done differently to ensure they can access things unlike someone who isn't disable and may not need extra help and attention. Every work place should have an equal opportunities policy to ensure that people are treated equally in relation to access to work and also to pay and conditions of work. This would also make sure that service users are not subject to discrimination through the actions or lack of action of the staff and also make that they are not being treated differently because of their background, beliefs and values. Diversity: This is what we use to describe the range of differences of every individual and we believe it's important acknowledge, recognise, accept and value those differences. It's important that health and social care worker know that some differences can affect the health and health care of individuals, for example someone's religion can affect the food choice of the individual. ...read more.

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Sexism: This is the same as racism but when people are treated differently or unfairly because of their gender. For example if someone was doing activities and wouldn't let girls join in because it's a man's game or someone not wanting to work with a girl, this is seen as sexism. This is why in the health and social care settings we make sure that both males and females are treated equally and that they aren't discriminated against. Homophobia: A homosexual is someone who prefers people of the same sex as a partner and homophobia is when people have a fear of homosexuals and because of that they would treat them differently and even discriminate against them. In the health and social care setting we respect an individual's choice of sexuality and treat them equally like we would with others aren't homosexuals. Health and social care settings Residential care settings: This is when the service user might have to move into a residential care setting where they will share the accommodation with other people that may need the same care. This then allows them to be safe and secure environment that meets there care needs. Individual rights Able to communicate using their preferred methods of communication and language: This right gives the service users the right to choose how they would like to communicate and what language they would like to use. ...read more.

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Allowed access to information about themselves: This right allows the service user to see their information when they want to. Service user might want to see their information because they want to know what information is held about them and to also correct any information that is wrong. Cared for in a way that meets their needs: This right makes sure that each service user is cared for in the way that meets their needs. Everyone has different needs so it's important that carers know the individual needs of each client, an example of the different needs that clients might have are disabilities. If you are in a wheelchair you may need help getting around or if you can't use your hands then you would need different care than some that doesn't have a disability. Takes account of their choices and protects them: This right allows service users to have their own choices. Service users should know that if they don't agree to something or don't want to do something the care worker has said then they have the right to refuse or disagree. An example would be if a service user decides that they don't want to take any or a certain medication then they shouldn't be forced by the care worker. The care worker could explain to the service user why they should take them and try to protect them but if they don't want to then they should be respected. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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