d1) Assess the possible effects of discrimination on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social health/wellbeing of individuals

Topics: Children Act 1989, Residence in English family law, Self-esteem Pages: 3 (975 words) Published: June 9, 2014
D1) Assess the possible effects of discrimination on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social health/wellbeing of individuals Discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently because of his socio-economic, physical, cultural and social background or his beliefs. In a social care environment this can be manifested in the form of labelling stereotyping or abusing an individual. Such practice will have negative effects on the physical, intellectual and emotional and social health/ wellbeing of the individuals being cared. Discrimination can be obvious or not depending of the situation, if we take for example a nursery where one child is autistic and does follow instructions given by carer/teacher, he will be labelled as troublemaker and separated from his peers for been disruptive. The discrimination made by the teacher in this case is not obvious. In another situation in a health and social care setting, the carer put the food in front of an adult that have physical disabilities and is unable to feed himself and doesn’t help feeding him/her and the carer shouts at him and treats him as a lazy individual. In doing so the act of discrimination is obvious as there is visible abuse. In both cases illustrated above the individuals are victims of discrimination which can have effect on their health and wellbeing. The Physical health and well being of an individual victim of discrimination can be affected by headaches, poor appetite, sleeplessness and poor eating habits such as bulimia as they can turn to junk food for comfort or suffer anorexia as they might be put off food. In result of this, they will lose or gain weight which can lead to medical implications such as high blood pressure and diabetes, have ulcer, lack of energy. In the case above, the adult might be scared of been shouted at by his carer that he might claim not be hungry. The possible effect of discrimination on the emotional health of an individual are low self esteem, lack of...
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