Unit 2: Equality and Diversity
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My aim for this report is to be able to identify the discriminatory practices based on three different true-to-life scenarios. I also intend on exploring into further details the possible effects of the discriminatory practices that has been done on the elderly people involved in the three different situations.
The three major types of discriminatory practice I will be focusing on discussing and assessing in this report are the following:
1. Infringement of rights means breaching and disrespecting someone’s human rights or neglecting one person’s legal entitlement. An individual whose rights have been taken away may feel …show more content…
Bullying more often than not, takes place repetitively which then makes and leaves a huge impact on an individual’s entirety.
3. Abuse means causing harm and/or injuries to an individual through a variety of unnecessary behaviours and acts. A few types of abuse are the following: (1) Verbal Abuse (2) Psychological Abuse (3) Physical Abuse (4) Sexual Abuse (5) Neglect/Fail proper care (6) Hate Crimes.
Findings: Updated on 5th October 2013 (BBC NEWS: Nurse ‘abused’ elderly residents at Burnley care home) Lancashire care home. [Infringement of rights]
A nurse named Bilquees Ahktar abused elderly residents in a Lancashire care home through breaching their rights. Ms Ahktar is facing twelve charges of misconduct in 2010. She did a variety of unacceptable behaviour whilst she was taking care of the elderly residents. One of the things she has done before was trying to force medication into a male patient’s mouth which already clearly shows that she is taking away the right of the elderly from having choices and preferences in terms of medication. The incident also proves that Ms Ahktar is not giving the elderly the right to be respected. This is only one of the misbehaviours she …show more content…
One of the three abusers was 38 year old woman named Akousa Sakyiwaa. The three of them would bully and overpower the elderly patients by the use of physical force and verbal abuse. They would frequently tell the patients to shut up with a really bad attitude, and they also deal with the elderly in a violent, forceful and aggressive behaviour. The three would do these things constantly and the result will be elderly getting frightened of them and being controlled by them. One incident that Sakyiwaa did to bully one patient was put a bed sheet over a patient’s head named Joan Massett who was 87 years old at the time, and also told her she was dead –which clearly states that she was scaring the patient and ignoring the fact that she is an elderly with a certain condition. Another incident that Sakyiwaa did was slapping a patient named Louise Hodges just after cleaning her and afterwards grabbed Lily Oliver’s swollen arthritic knee prior to handing it to another carer –which then caused her to ‘scream with pain’. These acts could have affected the elderly patient’s physical condition. They could have developed more aches and pains –even more the patient who has an arthritic knee. When Sakyiwaa held a bed sheet over the patient’s head, the patient could have had a very hard time on breathing and also, could have possibly died by putting the patient’s life at risk