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Discriminatory and Non-discriminatory practice
Transcript of Discriminatory and Non-discriminatory practice
Firstly there's discriminatory practice
Discriminatory practice is discriminating against an individual’s age, colour, culture, disability, ethnic, gender, medical condition, nationality, appearance, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, or social class.
Non-discriminatory practice is the protection of individual’s age, colour, culture, disability, ethnic, gender, medical condition, nationality, appearance, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, or social class.
Potential effects of discriminatory practice
Codes of practice and legislation's
Legislation is the process of making laws. For example there is:
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
Data Protection Act 1998
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
Discriminatory practice examples...
A way discriminatory practice may be presented is by stereotyping: assuming something based on ideas, for example saying ‘All nurses are females’.
Have a low self-esteem
Upset which can lead to depression
To lose the right to be respected
Loss of independence
Loss of self-worth
Loss of motivation
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Another way discriminatory practice may be presented is by labelling which is the act of describing someone with a label, for example the word ‘Bimbo’ which is used to describe a girl who is stupid, wears lots of make-up and is obsessed with boys and clothes which is generally a blonde.
An alternative way of showing discriminatory practice is refusal of medical treatment. An example of this is if a doctor has a patient and they have negative views about that person’s religion so they may not want to treat the individual.
Non-discriminatory practice can be presented by empowering individuals, which gives them the choice of what happens to that individual. For example in a care home, giving the individual a choice in what they wanted to eat or drink.
An alternative way of non-discriminatory practice is putting individuals at the heart of the service this involves making sure all decisions are based on that individual. For example if there was a fire in a hospital all staff need to base all decisions from that point on every individual in that hospital.
Another way non-discriminatory practice may be presented is by providing appropriate health and social care to meet the holistic needs of individuals. For example in a care home they will allow visitor’s for each individual to keep their emotional and social needs satisfied
Discriminatory practice can lead an individual to:
Code of practice is a set of rules which explains how employees must act to promote equality and diversity in practice. For example
Special educational needs and disability code of practice
How the codes of practice and legislation promote non-discriminatory practice
Codes of practice and legislation help promote non-discriminatory practice as it explains what a service provider is allowed to do and not allowed to do. This allows the service user to feel safe and secure in the hands of a service provider.
Importance of legislation and codes of practice
They guide health and social care professionals on their role, rights and responsibilities.
Legislation and codes of practice will be found in every place of work
They are there to protect every individuals rights in a work place or event
For example, in a hospital nurses will have their legislation's that show their responsibilities as a nurse and keep their skills and knowledge up to date
Gives all individuals access to services
Gives equal opportunity for employment.
All needs are met, for example changes made due to disability so individual can work in a environment that they are comfortable in.
Service users feel empowered throughout care.
Information in different languages
How the Equality Act 2010 promote non-discriminatory practice
What is the equality act 2010?
The equality act protects people from unfair treatment at work and in wider community of people