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How understanding cultural diversity can help promote the rights of patients / service users

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How understanding cultural diversity can help promote the rights of patients / service users Diversity describes the range of visible and non-visible differences that people have that make them different from everyone else. Here are some examples of diversity: age, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, social class, sexuality, family structure and disabilities. As a patient you would have the following rights: * To be respected this means that you should be shown deferential regard and be listened to when you may a point. * To be treated equally and not discriminated against this means that you should be treated exactly the same as every patient and not be treated differently based on your sex, race etc. * To be treated as an individual this means you should be listened to when you make a point and you should be respected in your views not what everyone else thinks. * Treated in a dignified way this means you should be talked to in the correct manner. * To be allowed privacy this means that every word exchanged between you and your GP should be completely confidential and only your GP can see your medical notes. ...read more.

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Based on the patients rights when carers encourage equality and diversity they must follow to be respected, to be treated equally and not discriminated against and to be treated as an individual on the patient's right list. Care workers will keep patients rights and responsibilities. By doing this, they will make sure that patients have the right to their own beliefs and lifestyles, your client has the right t o eat unhealthy food, but you must warn them about the dangers so that they can make their own minds up. Also, patients have the right to smoke but they must accept their responsibilities of other people who do not wish to be affected by passive smoking, you must also warn your patient about the dangers of smoking. No one has the right to damage the quality of other peoples lives - rights come with responsibilities, carers must make sure that there patients understand the rights and responsibilities in the care settings by this patients have a right to not be discriminated against, confidentiality and their own beliefs and values. Patients have the responsibility to not discriminate against others, respects the confidentiality of others and not to harm others. ...read more.

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By doing this, they have a duty to promote anti discriminatory practice in their professional lives this means that they will make sure that a patient is treated fairy no matter of their age, sex race and many other factors. They mustn't label a person based on how they look or their behaviour. Also, carers mustn't be prejudiced towards a patient as this makes the patient either feel angry, feel like they are been treated unfairly, stressed and it could seriously damage their self-esteem making them feel unimportant. By following the patient's rights they must respect the patient, treat the patient equally and not discriminate against them, treat them as an individual and allow the patient to communicate using their preferred methods of communication and languages. Care workers will promote effective communication. By doing this, the carers will make sure that there patients trust them so that they feel they can ask them anything. Also, they must talk to a patient in the right manner coming across as confident and like they are enjoying their job or the patient won't feel comfortable. By following the patient's rights they must treat the patient in a dignified way, care for them in a way that takes account of their choices and protect them and allows their patients to communicate using their preferred methods of communication and languages. ...read more.

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