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p6- Describe ways of reflecting on and challenging discriminatory issues in health & social care

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P6 Describe ways of reflecting on and challenging discriminatory issues in health & social care. One way a social care setting can challenge anti discriminatory is through staff development and training this may be done formally through supervision sessions or more informally in the course of day to day working. The manager should supervise the work of their staff, offer advice and guidance in difficult situations and help the workers identify training opportunities to improve their practice. Organisational polices also play a big factor when trying to reflect on and challenge discriminatory issues in health and social care. Organization polices will regulate workers day to day relations with their service users .There should be policies for vulnerable service users, as well as service standards to inform workers and service users about expected standards and equal opportunities. Many service users are reluctant to ask for support and will try to deal with issues themselves. Therefore providing active support requires a sensitive approach. Support can take many forms and it is important to recognize both the forms and the amounts of support that may be required. All of our service users are individuals and therefore need vary amounts of support, in some cases on daily basis. Individuals needs to be protected from harm and allowed access to information. ...read more.


An important part of anti-discriminatory practice is ensuring that health and social care workers to challenging the attitude view or behaviour, and not the person as an individual. Putting the patients or service user at the heart of service provision. Ensuring that every individual who comes into contact with any type of health or social care service is treated as a unique individual is essential if this is to be achieved. Health and social care workers need to take time to get to know and build relationships with individual s if they are to be beliefs, culture and preferences. This will enable the worker to better understand the individual's past and thus their present situation, and will inform decisions regarding their future. Balancing individual rights with the rights of others. Having rights also means the individual has responsibilities and this includes not infringing the rights of others. Balancing individual rights with the rights of others can present health and social care workers with some difficult dilemmas, tensions and potential and actual conflicts. These can occur between service users, the service user and the organisation, and between the worker and the organisation. For example, if one service user has a hearing impairment and consequently when they listen to music it is louder than others have a right to peace and quit. ...read more.


Working within legal, ethical and policy guidelines Health and social care practice is underpinned by legislation, ethics and other from research and government. All of those will be reflected within organisational policies. However, their mere existence dose not guarantees automatic implantation and adherence. In reality, this can be achieved through the day-to -day practice, attitudes and behaviours of all those who work within care setting. There have to be regular supervision of practice will enable the health and social care workers to make them work within legal, ethical and policy guidelines. Committing to the care value base To enable became a health and social care worker will involve you considering you own beliefs and values and how theses impact on your life, behaviour, decision and relationships with others. Some care workers are often not aware of the prejudices and assumption they hold as they are so ingrained in their thinking. We need to be open to challenging our thinking and to exploring these aspects of ourselves. If we are to be effective in developing supportive relationships with individuals then we must understand ourselves first, otherwise we are in danger of discriminatory action and becoming part of the problem and not of the solution in that individual's life. To enable an effective health or social care worker you need to internalise these values and demonstrate them in every aspect of life. ...read more.

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