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Unit 2 task 1 - Examine the Values of Care in health, social and early years settings

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´╗┐Values of care: health and social care settings: Promoting equality and diversity of people who use services: Promoting equality and diversity in health and social care settings refers to tackling barriers which might prevent some groups of people from accessing services. It also means providing services which meet the diverse needs of patients, service users and carers. Good equality and diversity practice ensures that services are accessible to all and no one is discriminated against, directly or indirectly. It also ensures that everyone is treated with dignity and respect, supports involvement and self-management and supports improved outcomes for all. For example wheelchair bound people not being able to access their closest Doctor?s surgery due to it being wheelchair inaccessible would be indirectly discriminating them. Providing a ramp or lift would be promoting equality for these people. Not allowing people of a certain race to register at a doctor?s surgery would be direct discrimination, however allowing any person of any race to register would be promoting equality and diversity. Promoting individual rights and beliefs: Acknowledging individuals? personal beliefs and identity means that care workers should show that they accept and respect the person for who they are and what they believe in regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc. Care workers may not always share the beliefs and lifestyle of the people they care for but should still show that they accept individuals? values and beliefs. ...read more.

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They should also be given opportunities to make their own decisions, choices, and have a say in what happens to them, even if it is little things, to help give them a sense of independence, for example choosing what clothes they wear or what they would like to eat at lunch time. Whilst doing this, care workers can be observing the children and planning to progress the child's learning even more. Valuing diversity: Diversity in a setting like a school would be recognising that all individuals, for example within a classroom, have different unique backgrounds. These differences could be racial, cultural, religious, or could be more to do with school, for example different reading levels, athletic abilities, friendship groups, skills, sport clubs etc. When diversity is valued, it means that these differences between children are valued and encouraged. For example, for group tasks, the teacher could assign groups consisting of different academic abilities, rather than put all the children that works very quickly together, and all the children who work at a slower pace and often need teacher support to complete tasks. Equality of opportunity: Supporting equality of opportunity would be not favouring any children over others no matter what their background. Each child should be treated as an individual and given the same opportunities in class, for example to answer questions in class, share their ideas, and be given opportunities to gain praise. ...read more.

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It is very hard to monitor everyone in playing their part to stick to these care values, however if everyone plays their part, for example managers of care homes monitoring their staff and punishing those who do discriminate or abuse service users, it will minimise the likelihood of this kind of behaviour happening, in turn improving the overall quality of care for service users everywhere. Conclusion of the benefits for care workers, service users and the service itself: Using these care values will not only improve the overall quality of care that the service users receive, they will also make care workers? jobs a lot less hassle, for example the communication between the care workers and service users will be improved; the relationships between the care worker and the service user will be improved; the service user will feel confident that the information they share is being kept private etc. All of these factors play a part in making the service user a lot more comfortable around the care workers so that they will feel like their dignity is being respected and making an overall improvement for pretty much all aspects of the service that they are receiving, leaving a good result on the service user as they get all of their needs assessed and cared for, The care worker does their job properly and will get praised for this and find it a lot easier, which in turn improves the quality of the service as a whole. ...read more.

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