• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Unit 2 task 1 -Types of discrimination & how they might be seen in health and social care settings

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Types of discrimination & how they might be seen in health and social care settings Term Definition Example of discrimination in health and social care Example in my setting Direct When someone is obviously and deliberately treated in a worse way than someone else. If a sports club is held in a leisure centre that has a sign saying "no wheelchair users allowed". In a school, direct discrimination would be a teacher telling a child they cannot join in with playtime because he is black. Indirect When there is a situation/rule that applies to all people, but affects some worse than it affects others. If a sports club is held in a leisure centre that has stairs, and there is no lift or ramp for wheelchairs, then people with physical disabilities who are wheelchair-bound will not be able to attend. Indirect discrimination would be telling all the children to climb up some PE equipment to get a reward, and the boy in the wheelchair cannot. Stereotyping A stereotype is a belief about how all the people from certain groups of backgrounds behave or feel. If a nurse told a man to 'man up' if the man got emotional over something, because she believed that all men don't show their emotions. ...read more.

Middle

Differences and discrimination Differences are the ways in which one person isn?t like another; for example people have different religions, races, jobs, family statuses etc A secretary and a personal assistant do more or less the same job, however the difference in their job titles may mean that one gets a higher salary and treated as if they are higher up than the other. Teaching assistants being looked down on because they are not the main teacher, and being referred to as a ?helper? could make them feel as if they?re worthless. Labelling Labelling is when someone gets labelled, either positively or negatively. If someone gets labelled as ?lazy? working for someone, then they might not get offered jobs and opportunities which could help them excel in their career. If one child gets labelled as the ?naughty? child, this could make them believe that they should behave badly because they are naughty. Disadvantage Disadvantage is when someone is less advantaged than someone else, through no fault of their own and can lead to them being treated unfairly. If two people in a workplace were both offered a job which was located a few miles away, and one who was better for the new job couldn?t accept it because they didn?t have a ...read more.

Conclusion

When a child who gets bullied isn?t allowed on the playground in case he argues with other children and they hurt him. Interdependence Interdependence is when you rely on other people to help you do things. When someone is refused assistance because it is believed that they already have assistance from someone else. When one of the ?smarter? children who usually gets everything right is denied help with their work because the teacher believes they already understand it. Expectations Expectations are when someone expects something of a person, based on reasonable or unreasonable thing. If two people are doing the same task, and have to report back to a teacher who has very high expectations of one person, they may get criticised more than the other person. If two children are in the playground arguing, and one is always in arguments, so the teacher doesn?t tell him off as much as the child who rarely argues, who gets a bigger punishment. Abuse Abuse is when someone is taken advantage of in a negative way. It can be overt or covert. For example if a worker in a care home always hits a certain resident because they don?t like them. If a teacher pushes the children she doesn?t like around in the classroom if they are in her way. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. communication and values

    wanted so I thought I would carry on with what they were doing they were doing maths. As I went into the class I said hello everyone how are you all as I said this they all felt welcome and really happy to see the smile on my face .I

  2. Unit 5 Anatomy and physiology in health and social care

    * Limiting blood flow to the skin, and * Releasing hormones in order to produce heat. There are many possible causes of a rapid heartbeat, including: 1. Exercise, heavy lifting or other activity that requires exertion 1. Fear, pain, anxiety, stress, anger, or nervousness 1.

  1. Health and social care unit 7 - AO1. I will be describing the ...

    They learn appropriate social behaviour, how to become a leader, how to follow, fairness and how to win and lose gracefully. Children learn that different friends and different social situations call for different social behaviour and also that not everyone sees things from the same point of view.

  2. Unit 2 task 1 - Examine the Values of Care in health, social and ...

    This means that the information should be shared only on a need-to-know basis, and the care worker must not pass on information without the individual?s permission unless it is deemed necessary to do so, for example if the individual is believed to be a risk to themselves or someone else.

  1. Unit 2 task 1 - What discrimination can be based on and its effects

    Sex/Gender Sex/gender discrimination is when someone is treated differently because of their sex/gender. If two young children in a school were arguing and hitting each other, and only the boy was told off and the girl wasn't, because the teacher told the boy "boys shouldn't hit girls".

  2. Health and Social Care-A2- Unit 2-Practitioner roles - comparing a teacher and a ...

    For example it is the doctors that name patients conditions and illnesses, then the doctors will then refer the patient to a nurse to be looked after and that nurse must always give feedback to the doctor on the progress of the patient.

  1. Health and Social Care Unit 3 Health and Well being

    Or it could be that their problem may involve removing clothes which they feel uncomfortable in doing so, possibly involving an ?embarrassing place.? Also another attitude that a lot of patients have, although throughout patients it is more commonly occurring as a reason in the elderly, is that individuals don?t

  2. Health and Social Care Communication. Examples from work with a service user with ...

    The pace is the speed in which I speak; I should try not to speak too fast with too much information because it will be difficult for Majella to understand all of it. By speaking at the same rate of the conversation this will stop any confusion, at the same

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work