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Unit 6 Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care
Cultural diversity in society is reflected in health and social care. This unit will help those who work in this area to develop their understanding of the value of cultural diversity and how this understanding can be used to help promote equality of opportunity for Key terms service users. The unit provides an introduction that people follow to cultural diversity. It explores the diversity of individuals in society from a wide range of different religious and secular backgrounds, and their beliefs and practices. You will investigate the factors that influence equality of opportunity for individuals in society and the roles and responsibilities of service providers. The law dictates what rights people have in health and social care. We look at some of the legislation, conventions, regulations, codes of practice and charters that are relevant to cultural diversity. The unit draws on all the other units and gives you a chance to put into practice all you are learning in Unit 1 Communication in Health and Social Care, Unit 2 Individual Rights within the Health and Social Care Sectors, Unit 3 Individual Needs in the Health and Social Care Sectors and Unit 9 Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care. In this unit you can also work towards Functional Skills ICT and English at Level 2 and towards Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills. Cultural diversity – different traditions

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Learning outcomes:
In this unit you will learn about:

● the diversity of individuals in society ● the beliefs and practices in different religious or secular groups ● factors that influence the equality of opportunity for individuals in society ● the role of legislation, codes of practice and charters in promoting diversity.

Know the diversity of individuals in society

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1 Know the diversity of individuals in society
What if:
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we we we we we

all all all all all

had had had had had

to wear the same clothes? the same hairstyle? to eat the same food? to live in the same type of house? to have the same size family?

Just imagine not being able to choose what you wear, how you look or what you eat. In some countries, families are not allowed to have more than one child. In some countries, people are not allowed to say what they think.

Key terms
Diversity – difference or variety.

British society is not like this. It allows people to choose what to wear and how to live their lives, within reason, provided they stay within the law. This is why our society is so varied, or diverse.

Social, cultural and political diversity
The word ‘social’ refers to how people behave and interact. Social diversity refers to the different ways in which people behave towards each other. For example, some people respect and help older people, but others think that older people are ‘past it’ and should be pensioned off. This is an example of differences in beliefs. This translates into differences in behaviour, so a person who respects older people will listen to them. A person who does not respect older people will not listen to their views. Cultural diversity is seen in the differences in how we behave, the food we eat, the way we dress, the way we spend our free time. Politics refers to how we are governed. Political diversity is another way of saying differences in how we choose to be governed, what laws we should have and what plans should be made for the people in our country. Political diversity in the UK ranges from left wing to right wing. Here are some left-wing views. The government should: ● ● ● ● ●

organise benefits for those who are sick help the unemployed with benefits provide free health care provide free education build council houses for people to rent.

Here are some right-wing views.

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People should:
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