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Copy of Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in health and social
Transcript of Copy of Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in health and social
Aims and Purpose of the unit
Develop understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.
Gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combating this.
Develop understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.
Three key words
Equality, Diversity and Rights.
Essential that you fully understand these in terms of a
health and social care setting
Terry Pratchett campaigning for the right-to-die.
Women and men are entitled to the same pay.
A multi- cultural society.
Means to accept and respect people of all backgrounds.
These govern the way we act, it is unlawful to not follow these.
All people should be treated alike.
Match the definition and example
Diversity is a commitment to recognize and appreciate the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique.
Examples of these characteristics are age, gender, culture and education.
Examples of diversity in British culture: Food
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Other examples of diversity in British culture: Music
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Other examples of diversity in British culture: Literature
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Other examples of diversity in British culture: TV
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Other examples of diversity in British culture: Science
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Below are some of the differences in the 61 million people who made up the UK population in 2007:
16% were aged over 61 years
90% were White British; in London this was 65%
19% had a long term illness or disability
77% identified with a religion
(72% Christian, 3% Muslim, 1% Hindu and 1% other religions)
5-7% were lesbian, gay or bisexual
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favorably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.
It also means that people are given equal opportunities in relation to access to education, employment and different services.
What would happen if you were understanding of diversity however not inequality?
Social and Cultural Benefits of Diversity
The arts provide a valuable way of bringing diversity to a wide audience. For example films made in other countries can demonstrate culture from around the world in a way that may intrigue as well as educate people.
Schools and colleges now include a wide range of cultures and languages.
Education is an important tool in helping to get rid of ignorance about diversity.
Learning another language can be very beneficial for health professionals, whether it be a foreign language or sign language.
Benefits of Diversity
Another good reason to enjoy a multicultural society is its food.
Name as many multi-cultural foods that are common in the UK as possible...
This information is very important for the health and social care profession, as individual tastes have to be taken into account.
Tolerance is a very important quality to have when working in health and social care. You will come across people who you dont get along with or have different views, this is life and has to be accepted.
When a community sticks together. Belonging to a community is very important to human behavior, as it provides a safe and understanding environment.
Halal food is that which adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran.
The Islamic form of slaughtering animals or poultry involves killing through a cut to the jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe.
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What are your opinions of halal meat becoming more widespread?
How would this affect users of health and social care?
All organisations are required by law to train their staff in equality, diversity and rights.
Health and social team members need to form this type of bond. Working in diverse teams requires each member to respect all the others in the team. Without this the team would fail.
Economic benefits of diversity
The many diverse shops all add up to a richly varied community. Imports and exports now make this a global community. In terms of the health and social care profession, new techniques and equipment are shared around the world, meaning everyone benefits from diversity.
Employment and expertise
The Race Relations Act (2000) promoted
race equality, equality of opportunity and good relations in public services such as the health and social care sector. This has helped to build an appropriate diverse workforce.
In this unit you will need to talk about equality, diversity and rights in relation to four key types of health and social care setting.
Setting 1: Residential care
This setting is where a person is cared for in a safe and secure home and environment. People who use this care may not be able to live on their own and maintain their health, but do not necessarily. The care caters for the persons social care needs which may include:
A range in health visits
Ensuring they take their medication
Setting 2: Day care
This type of care is for people who need care on a daily basis but not in a residential home. They still live in their own home but can access the day care they require to maintain their health.
Examples include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, visiting local community day care centre, visits to see health care professionals.
Setting 3: Nursing care
Nursing care covers a wide range of treatment for people of all ages. Great Ormond Street hospital treats sick children, mental health nurses based in hospitals, GP practices, community centres who may treat elderly patients.
Specialist nursing staff include:
Mental health nurses
Setting 4: Domiciliary care
This means 'at home'. This may be the persons choice for example they may want to give birth at home, a health visitor who is checking in a person just released from hospital, a meal service is being provided for people who cannot cook at home, a terminally ill person who wants to die at home.
Task: you will be given two of the following to explain on a padlet and to tell the rest of the group about
Active promotion of equality and individual rights
Principles of the care value base and promoting the rights, choices and well being of individuals
Anti-discriminatory practice- empowering individuals
Dealing with tensions and contradictions
Staff development and training
Practical implications of confidentiality
The right to be respected
The right to be treated equally and not discriminated against and the right to be treated as an individual
The right to be treated in a dignified way and the right to be allowed privacy
The right to be protected from danger and harm
The right to be allowed access to be allowed information about themselves
The right to be able to communicate using their preffered methods of communication and language
The right to be cared for in a way that meets their needs the right to have their choices taken into account and be protected
Know how anti-discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings
Active promotion of anti-discriminatory practice:
Putting the patient/service user at the heart of service provision:
providing active support consistent with the beliefs, culture and preferences of the individual
supporting individuals to express their needs and preferences
promoting individuals’ rights, choices and wellbeing;
• balancing individual rights with the rights of others;
• dealing with conflict
• identifying and challenging discrimination
Personal beliefs and value systems: influences on,
• past events
• environmental influences
• health and wellbeing
• developing greater self-awareness and tolerance of differences
• committing to the care value base
• careful use of language
• working within legal, ethical and policy guidelines
This next piece of work is on how anti-discriminatory practices are promoted in Health and Social care
The active promotion of anti-discriminatory practice
What is ethics?
Within H+S care there are four principles that have to be taken into account:
1. Justice: People must be treated fairly no matter what their background
2.Autonomy: A persons choice must be respected
3. Beneficence: The involves risks and costs: professional should act in a way that is best for the patient
4.Non-maleficence: Any harm caused by treatment should not outweigh the benefits of a treatment
Task: Pick one of the above and explain what effect would it have if it was not taken into account
It is very important to make sure that health and social care professional s put the individual at the heart of the service provision, there are many ways this is implemented
1. Provide active support consistent with the beliefs, culture and preferences of the individual
For example, if an individual you are caring for follows the Muslim faith you will need to ensure that Halal meat is available on the menu and they have an area in which to pray. They may also need the support of an advocate.
2. Support individuals in expressing their needs and preferences
This may mean supporting an individual who is Deaf in expressing their needs and preferences by organising communication support
3. Empowering individuals.
An individual can be empowered if everything that needs to be done for their care is explained to them and they are asked if they understand what they need.
This gives them control of the service and empowers them in the decisions being made. See other prezi.
4. Promoting individual rights, choices well being.
Helping with language needs so no information is lost or misunderstood.
5. Balancing individuals rights with the rights of others.
This requires organisation, negotiating and communication skills. You may also require other services to ensure a solution is effectively created.
6. Dealing with conflicts.
This is a crucial part of health and social care. If these are not dealt with people can become angry and aggressive.
When dealing with conflicts, you need to be calm, professional and positive!
you will need to :
see it from both sides
be willing to listen
not take sides
not sulk and let things fester!
be good at quick thinking
7. Identify and challenge discrimination.
If you think discrimination is happening you must challenge it.
this can be done by:
implementing government policies and guidelines at local levels
staff training and development,
challenging work colleagues who demonstrate discriminatory practice
challenge inappropriate language
telling a higher authority.
Adapting activities and environments
An individuals physical, sensory or learning diabilities, or their mental health problems may limit their ability to live independently.
How could you help this man to put on his shoe?
Adapting a persons home can can empower those with mobility problems of other physical disabilities to live independently
Empowering Vulnerable People
Health and social care workers should always try to ensure that individuals dont become to independent on them.
What will happen if they relied on them too much?
Empower: Giving the opportunity or power to do something?
Poster 2: Terminology in H+S care settings
Task: create a poster that looks at the importance of equality, diversity and rights in these settings
You have to talk about at least 9 of these:
equality, equity, diversity, rights, opportunity, difference, overt discrimination, covert discrimination, stereotyping, labelling, prejudice, disadvantage, beliefs, values, vulnerability, abuse, empowerment, independence, interdependence, racism, sexism, homophobia