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Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social

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Jovine Barrientos

on 9 February 2015

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Transcript of Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social

Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social
Infringement of rights
Covert abuse of power
Overt Abuse of power
Health Status
Family Status
Cognitive Ability
Stereotyping is when you categories people into a specific group. Stereotyping assumes that everyone who categories to be in that group are the same. for example, elderly people like to play bingo.

The effects of this discrimination can have negative outcomes. It can cause a person to have low self-esteem and self-identity due to the negative experience, of what people think of them. Also, it can cause negative behaviour as they may start to take their anger out on other people because some people won't see an individual for who they are.
There are many types of bullying such as physical, mental,
sexual, written and also verbal. It can affect their mental health and also self-esteem and make them less confident. For example, in care homes, if a care worker is physically or even verbally abusive to a service user, it can affect them.

Bullying can have many effects such as disempowerment, as you would be making a person feel less powerful and loose their confident due to people always picking on them. Also, they can feel lonely and stressed, as people are not treating them fairly and making them feel out of the society.

This is hatred or fear towards homosexuals and homosexuality; this can lead to discriminations towards homosexuals. For example, a sports person came out they were gay then people started discriminating against him/her, calling them names and not being picked for the team.

The effects of this type of discrimination can be marginalisation, as you would be treating a person insignificantly. They would feel, as they are not part of the group in their society. A homophobic society has the right to be treated fairly. Also, another effect can be depression and anxiety as they are feeling restricted from other people.

There is a group of children in a classroom consisting of four, which are black. They are very rarely picked to answer questions and do activities in the class. This is racism and discrimination against those children. This would make them feel left out and this could have an effect on their behaviour because they are not getting picked to take part in the class and they could get aggressive and not listen when they are told to do something. It could affect their confidence.
Family Status
This is when a person is feeling unreasonable
against a person or a group of people. It is when
a person has a opinion on someone or a group of
people that is not based on a reason or an actual experience.
It’s usually a negative attitude towards the people they are aiming
at. Many people prejudice against others just because they
are different, older, from another country, speak a different
language or have a different faith. Whoever that is being prejudice
against others tend to think that they are superior as they are always right.

Prejudice can have many effects of discrimination on the service users.
They may feel disempowerment as it can make people feel less
powerful and lose their confident due to people being against them,
and putting them down. Also, they can become depressed and devalued,
which can then again lead to more health issues.
Culture is one of the most important factor to a person’s identity.
This factor id developed in a social group they come from and may change when they grow up and start to make their own decisions. When you are in a health and social profession, knowing about the person’s culture is highly important, it shows them that you are supporting and understanding who they are. Also, it will help the client improve their well-being. Another thing that is important, it benefits their care value base and it shows that you are respecting the individual’s culture.

Culture can also have many effects on this type of discrimination on the service users. Culture discrimination can cause marginalisation, which makes them feel insignificant and can eventually lead to depressed. They may also feel not part of anything just because people are from a different culture.

This can be one type of discrimination as it can be against gay,
lesbian or lesbian parents, single parents, parents of different genders, different race with mixed children. All of these can be discriminated against, as some people believe that only people that are the same religion, same background and a boy and girl can only get married. In a health and social care setting, respecting everyone’s family status is very important as you will come across many different family status while you are working in a profession at health and social.

Family status effects of discrimination on service users are the cause of marginalisation once again due to their family status. Also, it may also cause disempowerment, as they would try and get to their point across but however fail too. Then will eventually become depressed and devalued, which can lead to more health issues.

In a care home, a new career called Amy started work; she is now only getting used to the routine and is under a lot of pressure. Eventually, she gets used to the staff and the clients at the care home. During one of her shifts, one of the clients asked for help for the toilet. However, Amy said she would right after her break, the client was helpless as all the other staff were with different parents. When the client didn’t see after 15 minutes, she tried to go by herself but ended by falling and injuring her back. Even though the client recovered, she finds it hard to trust the staff at the care home and does everything by herself. She has lost confidence and has low self-esteem. Also, it can lead to negative behaviours, where the client can start to become aggressive to the care workers there due to their previous experience.
Health Status
No individual should be discriminated due to a person’s gender.
In a legislation called Gender Equality 2007, it states that no one in a health and social care or any workforce, should treat someone unfairly because of that individuals gender. All the rights of access, especially in health and social care should be followed.

The effects of gender discrimination on service users can be disempowerment as it makes the individual feel less powerful or confident. This can lead to becoming depressed and devalued. Also, it can be marginalisation, as you would be treating an individual insignificant due to their gender. Maybe gender discrimination can also lead to low self-esteem, which can make them feel worthless and go into depression.

Sexuality is when a person is attracted to another person that is either the same sex as them,
which is called gay or lesbian, the opposite sex when is called heterosexual and both sexes, which is referred as bisexual. When someone discriminates an individual due to his or her sexual orientation is against the law. However, if someone were discriminated due to their sexuality, they would be able to seek help.

The effects of this would be marginalisation, as they would feel insignificant, as they would make them feel not part of the society. Also, it can affect their low self-esteem and their self-identity as they would eventually become worthlessness and depressed.

When you are having treatments for your health,
you would need to take the cost into account, their expectancy of life after the treatment and overall life expectancy. Usually individuals make their own assumptions and prejudice and do them as well. They try their best to balance the welfare with the boarder funding considerations.

The effect on this could be restricted opportunities, as the individuals wont be able to do much as they used to, due to their treatments. Eventually the individual would only want to stay at the hospital because of the staff, comfort and food. Also, it could cause negative behaviour due to being restricted from the daily activities.

In a nursing home there is a service user called Mr.Ortiaga who suffers dementia. Usually he is moody and has a go at the care workers, when they don’t do what he says. The staff there calls him nicknames, for example, victor and always assumes that he doesn’t know who he is most of the time due to his dementia. In a health and social care profession, the staff should make sure they remember the names of the service users. If you label them, you are forcing the individual to accept the name, which they have given.
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