Effects of discrimination
Discrimination in health and social care could have a negative impact on how others view the person on the receiving end of the discrimination, and could affect the quality of care that they receive. Discrimination can seriously affect people physically, emotionally, socially or intellectually, especially when the discrimination is regular and repeated.
Direct discrimination, for example exclusion and rejection by others for reasons that an individual has no control over can cause extreme consequences to someone, resulting in anxiety, stress and sadness, which are often leading to anxiety disorders, eating disorders and/or depression.
Discrimination can cause an individual to turn to alcohol/drugs, and withdraw from social situations in which there is a possibility of discrimination. This can affect them financially, or cause a decrease in performance at their job/at school.