The term human rights are defined as those entitlements that people possess simply by virtue of their humanity (Nipperness, 2009, p. 62).
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which clarifies what we as humans are entitled to, was first released in 1948 in which was the first time that countries agreed on a comprehensive statement of inalienable human rights.
In relation to the case and which human rights are involved I have identified Article 1 and 25.
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” (The …show more content…
The standard of living, whether that be her current house or a future nursing home must be assessed as to if it is appropriate for her health and well-being as she is suffering from mild set dementia and severe arthritis.
A focus on social justice within the case aims to reduce the level of health inequalities in Australia. The four principles of social justice are equity, access, participation and rights.
Equity is concerned with creating equal opportunities for health and with bringing health differentials down to the lowest levels possible. Molly is 84 years old with a declining health particularly with severe arthritis and mild dementia. The access she is eligible to and what she will need to be receiving when discharged from the hospital is vital to her recovery, whether that is through family members, caregivers and medication.
As a social worker to act in practice in a socially just way I would need to include Molly in on conversation of the nursing home and her