P1 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Level 3 a Level

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P1 equality,diversity and rights in health and social care level 3 a level

Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.

I will be explaining what equality, diversity and right mean in health social care I will start with the definition and then give an example for each different term. Equality: ‘Some careers, and the people they care for, experience discrimination or harassment because of their age, disability or caring role, or for other reasons such as race, sex or sexual orientation’(www.nhs.uk). Discrimination can affect your work, cause problems in your other activities. The equality act 2010 protects the rights of individuals and promotes equality of opportunity for all. These opportunities could be anything, big or small it could be having the opportunity to take part in the Paralympics or as simple as being able to use public transport. This means that everybody should be treated equally an individual difference should be recognized in order to give equal opportunities. If a blind person was in a class copying off a power point, then the blind person would be at a disadvantage whereas, if I was to read what the power point said I would be giving them all equal chances to their education. Diversity: ‘Diversity literally means difference. When it is used as a contrast or addition to equality, it is about recognizing individual as well as group differences, treating people as individuals, and placing positive value on diversity in the community and in the workforce’(south-norfolk.gov.uk). This tells me that Diversity is differences between individuals in many different ways; race, height, weight, age, gender, social status, relationship statuses and many other differences. If a councilor was to tell their client they didn’t want to work with them and help them because they was disabled they wouldn’t be upholding the diversity laws. Diversity laws: the sex discrimination act makes it illegal to discriminate someone because of their gender or marital status (cwjobs.co.uk). The race regulation act 1976 makes it illegal to discriminate racially such, no racist advertisements (legislationact.gov.uk). Employment equality (age) regulations this protects people from discrimination against their age (cwjobs.co.uk). For example an employer couldn’t say ‘I am not going to employ you because you over 30’ this would discriminate your age. Disability discrimination act protects the rights of disabled people to be able to everyday things (usdaw.org.uk). Rights: ‘Article 2 right to life’ (legislation.gov.uk). This means I have a right to my life no one can take it away I have no right to take anyone else’s life away. ‘Article 3 prohibition of torture’ (legislation.gov.uk). This means that nobody can be tortured or treated in an inhuman way physically or physiologically. ‘Article 4 prohibitions of slavery and forced labour’ (legislation.gov.uk). This means that you cannot be forced to work and have to be provided with breaks. ‘Article 5 right to liberty and security’. This means that you have a right to you freedom and security of yourself. ‘Article 6 right to a fair trial’ (legislation.gov.uk). You have a right to a fair and public hearing within a certain time period by a tribunal established by law. (legislation.gov.uk). ‘Article 7 retrospective crimes’ (bbc.co.uk). no one will be found guilty of a crime if the law didn’t exist when the crime was committed and no one will be given harder or lesser punishments if the law has changed. ‘Article 8 right to privacy’ (bbc.co.uk). Everyone has a right to privacy of themselves and at home. ‘Article 9 freedom of conscience’ (bbc.co.uk). everyone has a right to the freedom of their thoughts, conscience and religion. ‘Article 10 freedom of expression’ (bbc.co.uk). Everybody has the right to express themselves including sharing opinions and holding them. ‘Article 11 freedom of assembly’ (bbc.co.uk). The ability to...
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