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Transcript of positive action
WHAT IS POSITIVE ACTION
The term 'positive action' refers to a number of methods designed to reduce the effects of past discrimination and to help abolish stereotyping.
It is also there to try and stop abuse to members of staff, for example in a health and social care setting-in the NHS staff are abused daily through physical and verbal accounts.
WHAT IS ABUSE?
Abuse is defined as any action that intentionally harms or injures another person. There are several major types of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, elder abuse, and psychological abuse. All forms of abuse are illegal and have the potential to carry serious criminal penalties all around the world.
WHO ARE TARGETS FOR POSITIVE ACTION
Midwives are the most abused NHS workers. In 2004, 38% of midwives said they had been harassed or abused while at work. The highest level of abuse they get is racial abuse-this is higher than doctors which is only 24%.
How can midwives be protected?
A midwife should feel safe and secure in his/her working environment. If there is any cause for concern then further action must be taken.
The nursing and midwifery council is a legislation put in place to help protect the midwives whilst working. This prevents any form of abuse towards to midwives (and in some cases from the midwives). If any form of abuse, whether it be physical or mental abuse were to take place towards the midwife then consequences such as being arrested or even imprisonment will be made.
what is the whole point of positive action?
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