In looking at this task, we have already studied the first part of the topic at the beginning of the Unit.
Forms of Discriminatory Practice exist, in the form of:
Lack of choice,
Infringement of Rights, and
Covert/Overt abuse of Power.
Do we accept that these forms of discrimination exist? What do you think……as maybe you do not agree?
Discrimination can be understood as damaging the individual quality of life in relation to Maslow`s analysis of needs. Self Actualisation, Esteem, Social and Love, Safety and Security and Physiological needs are all negatively affected by Discrimination.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU ARE FREE TO MAKE A POINT IN AN ASSIGNMENT…….AS LONG AS YOU CAN SUPPORT IT!
Discriminatory practices: so what are these practices then? How do we “challenge” people in a discriminatory way?
through physical assault of those who are different, through verbal assault of those who are different, by excluding from activities those who are different, by avoiding those people who are different, by excluding people from opportunities, and by making assumptions about people who are different.
The essence of this question is that the discriminatory practice we have already looked at has “POTENTIAL EFFECTS” on those who use health or social care services” (BTEC, 2007).
So, what are the effects of discrimination on this part of the population?
The “range” for this question indicates that the effects include: -Marginalisation (and excluding people) -Disempowerment, -Low self esteem (by devaluing people) -Restricted Opportunities (failure to thrive and negative behaviours), -Loss of Rights is also a result (from disempowerment)
While we have Legislation in this country to prevent Discrimination, it can be argued that these are not enough, on their own, to eliminate it. We also have to recognise that Institutional and Structural