top-rated free essay

health and social care

By jacks79 Aug 03, 2014 858 Words
CU1532 promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1Diversity: Diversity is where no two people are the same, we all have characteristics that make us unique: age, culture; disability (mental, learning, physical), education, ethnicity, gender, language(s) spoken, marital/partnered status, physical appearance, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation. Equality: Equality mean no matter how different we are we have the right to be treated the same as everyone else to be treated fairly, be respected and have the same opportunities. Inclusion: Inclusion is a human right for everybody. Inclusion is to embrace all people, never mind what race, gender, they are and what disability, medical or other need, they may have or what age, culture, religion and sexual orientation they are. It is about giving equal access and opportunities no matter what. 1.2 Potential effects of Discrimination are going to cause upset, stress, affect a person’s self-esteem, hopes and expectations, leaving somebody feeling isolated and creating tension. Discrimination can have a lasting effect on someone. 1.3 Inclusive practice is about ensuring that there are no barriers to exclude individuals from making their own choices and participating fully in their own lives.   Individuals must be include in all aspects of their lives and be able to participate as fully as possible within society.   This will support their diversity, respect their rights while promoting equality.(MLA) 2.1 The legislation and codes of practice that relate to Equality, Diversity and Discrimination that apply to my own role are… Equality Act 2010: This act is there to protect the rights of people and equality of opportunity. Human Rights Act 2000: We work with in the provisions of the human rights act which guarantees the rights to: a life, freedom of expression, respect for private and family life, home and correspondence etc. Code of Practice: Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers, Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers; Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm, Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people; Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services; and Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. These are the guild lines that we adhere to. These are the guild lines that we adhere to and are policies and procedure reflect this. 2.2 You need to show interest in the service user’s beliefs, culture, values and preference talk to them about it ask questions and help them go about fulfilling these, also show that you respect all these aspects of them and don’t impose your values and beliefs on them keep that separate. 3.1 Inclusive Practice is about participation, collaboration, and including people: where individuals are fully involved in choices and decisions that affect their lives and in the matters that are important to them e.g. what clothes they wear, what they would like to eat, whether they would like to carry on going to church on a Sunday or would they like a minister to visit them, another way is a best interest meeting where social workers, GPs, home manager, family discuss what would be in the service users best interest when they can no longer make informed choice themselves, the service user is there and included in this meeting and given the opportunity to part take. Preferred priorities of care this where the service user is given the choice of how they would like there care to be and who their next of kin is etc. 3.2 You can support others by showing that you don’t accept the use of labels to describe people whatever the differences are, and while in the working environment respond to people and service users as individuals and respect everything about them, this can help others as it reflects your work ethic and can influence others that too promote equality and rights and work in an inclusive way. 3.3 If I witness something that was a discriminating to a service user/team mate I would address the situation by reporting and recording it. By doing this it is more likely to be dealt with in the appropriate manner. If I overheard someone making a discriminatory remark or not promoting equality or valuing diversity I would challenge them in a calm and professional way and tell them that what they were saying or doing, is unacceptable and explain why. I could also add that I am upset and offended by their discriminatory words and actions and that it is unlawful. In a work setting, discrimination can be a disciplinary matter and policies and procedures will be in place to deal with this. I could actively challenge discrimination by acting as a role model for positive behaviour and by empowering people to challenge discrimination themselves. Discrimination usually occurs through ignorance. By making a person aware of the facts it will educate them and hopefully change their opinions and actions in the future.(cypw)


Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • err unit in health and social care

    ...responsibilities and rights in health and social care settings. 1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law. The law in the uk covers the following aspects: minimum wage, hours worked, sick pay, coshh, riddor, discrimination, health and safety, holiday entitlements and pay, redundancy and dismissal, training, disciplinary procedures an...

    Read More
  • Discrimination and Adult Social Care

    ...L2-HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet Unit 203 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings The numbers in the bracket after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards UNIT 4222-203 1. Define what is meant by: (1.1.1) a. diversity diversity is recognising that ev...

    Read More
  • Intro to Communication in Health Social Care

    ...Introduction to Communication in Health & Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Learning Outcomes 1.1 Understand why communication is important in the work setting Effective communication is needed to motivate people and build relationships in Health & Social Care setting. 1.2 Be able to meet the communication needs and l...

    Read More
  • Health and Social Care induction Booklet

    ... Welcome to your new role in Social Care. It is one in which you will make a difference to the lives of the people you work with. You will be looking after vulnerable people, who may need help physically and/or emotionally. To help you do this there is a set of values and principles that you must adhere to. The principles and values – ...

    Read More
  • health and social care level 3 unit 2

    ... Welcome to the Local Care Home At this care home, equality, diversity and rights is very important as residents come from a wide cross-section of society. This chapter is set for the new staff members to deliver good quality and compassionate care for our services users. This handbook contains the policies, rules and proced...

    Read More
  • undestanding specificneeds in health and social care

    ...Learner can: LO1 Understand perceptions of health, disability, illness and behaviour 1.1 analyse concepts of health, disability, illness and behaviour in relation to users of health and social care services 1.2 assess how perceptions of specific needs have changed over time 1.3 analyse the impact of legislation, social policy, society ...

    Read More
  • P3 health and social care

    ...In this essay I am going to talk the patterns and trends of health and ill health among different social groupings. I will talk about each pattern and trend in its own paragraph, Social class, Gender, Ethnicity, Age and Geographical location. I will talk about the links between these to health issues. I will back these up through the use of e...

    Read More
  • Safeguarding health and social care

    ...1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse A Define the following types of abuse and identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse The Department of Health has defined abuse as “Abuse is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any person or persons” (No Secrets 2000). There are many different types ...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.