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Unit 2 - Equality diversity and rights Distinction one

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´╗┐Lissa Williams Bryan Unit 2- Equality, diversity and rights Distinction One ? Evaluate the success of a recent initiative in promoting anti-discriminatory practice. Positive promotion of individuals This can be seen in all areas of health and social care by looking at noticeboards, in the hallways, reception areas or staff rooms. Charters, for example, should be displayed for people to read, if they wish, in waiting rooms, canteens or other areas that they pass through. Policies and procedures should also be available for health and social care professionals to read if they are unsure about anything, or they should at least be informed of where the policies and procedures can be found. http://media-cache-ec1.pinimg.com/avatars/postivepromos-1360787020_600.jpg It Is important that people?s choices and preferences are maintained, so that they can have as much independence as possible, this will allow their self-esteem levels to be high, they?ll feel more respected and valued which ultimately has a positive effect on the individual, without staff promoting positive of individuals, this goes against the whole care value base in health and social care, which to be an effective care worker you need to internalise these values and demonstrate them with service users, honesty and respect is the main bases in health and social care especially. ...read more.

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Human rights are an important part of how people interact with others at all levels in society - in the family, the community, schools, the workplace. It is vital therefore that people everywhere should strive to understand what human rights are. When people better understand human rights, it will be easier for them to promote justice and the well-being of society. Confidentiality The guidelines on confidentiality are clearly stated in the data protection act 1998. Confidentiality is at the heart of what health and social care professionals do. Every organisation or workplace in the health and social care sector must have a confidentiality policy. Confidentiality procedures must be strictly adhered to in order to protect an individual?s health status from becoming known by unauthorised people, which could lead to humiliation or loss of dignity Confidentiality is important in health and social care as it?s part of human rights and every information a patient confides in a care worker should be kept within them, failure to protect and secure confidential business can lead to loss of business/clients also this will make an individual feel as if they?ve lost their dignity and trust within the care worker, which initially will effect a individuals self-confidence. ...read more.

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http://www.michaelmccurry.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/advocacy.jpg Conclusion I believe the best way of promoting anti-discriminatory practice is health and social care is by human rights. Human rights ensure no one is being discriminated against, gives the basic rights and freedom to which all human beings are entitled too. Promoting this in health and social care allows individuals to feel respected and their dignity respected also, this helps the carers create the kind of society people want to live in. With poor human rights promotion in health and social care will lead to individuals having low self-esteem, feeling unwanted and unrecognised as an individual, just like the discrimination that took place at the Winterbourne residential care home, from the care workers towards the service users who were disabled, the care workers saw this as an example to empower and marginalise them , this case showed lack of human rights promotion that?s why this occurred, and if human rights was promoted in this care home, this incident would of never took place and everyone would have been treated equally regardless what race or problems they have, also the Ash court care home case, where Maria Worroll was discriminated and treated unfairly by care workers cause she was old, the workers may have not acknowledge the equal opportunity act, therefore behaved in such a way. ...read more.

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