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Unit 2 task 1 - Understanding the concept of equality, diversity and rights and their impact on care settings

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´╗┐Understanding the concept of equality, diversity and rights and their impact on care settings Equality, diversity and rights are one of the most important things within health and social care. Without equality, diversity and rights, practises in health and social care environments would be unfair and lots of problems would arise. This unit looks at how health care professionals can ensure that service users are treated equally and fairly, and that they receive/are able to do everything that their rights should allow them to do. Discrimination is when someone is treated unfairly due to their sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, skin colour etc. Discrimination can affect people in lots of different ways in health and social care; it could have a negative impact on how others view them, and could affect the quality of care that they receive. ...read more.

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Some people may be promoted over other people due to their individual differences, even if the person who didn't get promoted was more suitable than the person who did. Public places - people may get discriminated against in places like restaurants, hotels, hospitals or sports facilities due to characteristics that others might be uncomfortable with. Legally - people may be mistreated, or have assumptions made about them by police, due to their culture or race for example. Equality ? the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. (Google.co.uk, 2015) Equality is when individuals are all treated fairly with no preference over one another (within reason). In health and social care, this would be treating people in ways that are appropriate to their needs. ...read more.

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In a school setting, accepting diversity would be respecting everybody's individual differences and valuing these differences. Teachers and staff should have an understanding and acceptance that every individual is unique and not discriminate against anyone for these differences (e.g. race, religion, sexuality, gender, age, physical abilities, political beliefs, skin colour etc.) Rights - A right is a legal or moral entitlement as a member of society to have something or be able to do something. They are based on what is right or wrong/ fair and unfair. For example an individual has the right to live within society without being put in danger, being abused or being discriminated against. In a health and social care setting, patients should be treated fairly and care workers should be aware of the rights that every person is entitled to, and comply with these. ...read more.

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