Asses the effects on those using the service of three different discriminatory practices in health and social care settings.

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Student : Lissa Williams

Teacher : Brian

Unit 2 : Equality, Diversity and Rights

M1 – Asses the effects on those using the service of three different discriminatory practices in health and social care settings.

BBC Panorama Ash Court Care Home

‘I used a spy camera to catch a care home thug beating up my mother’

Jane Worroll decided to investigate, why her elderly mother Maria was having trouble sleeping while at a residents at the Ash Court Care home in Kentish Town, North London.

Filipino workers abused and discriminated 78 year old Maria Worroll that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and needed full time nursing care.

Maria Worroll had been at Ash court a 62 bedroom private care home in Kentish town for almost a year. She was physically abused by workers at the ash court, where all her rights and dignity was taken off her; every action made against her went against her rights. Maria suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia. With the help of her daughter Jane, using a camera to record all that went on, Maria’s misery was put to an end, and she was removed immediately from the care home, with further actions for the staff workers.

Potential Negative Effects

Loss of self-esteem/self-worth

Low self-esteem can result from various factors, including bullying. Discrimination can lead to people losing their-worth or self-esteem. Due to the way Maria was treated her self-esteem/self-worth would be effected because she’s been empowered mainly because she’s old and vulnerable, which can also be known as age discrimination, a person with low self-esteem will experience negative self-identity, which brings a feeling of worthlessness and depression. In a health and social care setting, the workers should ensure that an individual’s self-esteem is maintained. Maria also has Alzheimer’s disease, so there was already a progressive loss of brain cells so she’d feel even more sad or depressed by her increasing memory loss.

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Loss of dignity/feeling devalued

Dignity (choice) is a term used to signify that a being has an innate right to be valued and receive ethical treatment. Maria’s dignity was completely ignore in Ash court care home, she had restricted opportunities and her rights and her feeling of being devalued was not taken into consideration, instead she was not treated equally and was discriminated against. Maria should have been enabled to make her own choice about the way she wants to be treated, this policy wasn’t implemented. The care workers at Ash court came home were oblivious to Maria’s ...

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