Discrimination In Health And Social Care Essay

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Assignment 2 Know discriminatory practices in health and social care.
Discriminatory factors-
Age:
Age is how old you are determined by year. An example of who may be discriminated against because of their age would be the elderly and the young. For example in a health and social care setting would be if an individual goes to the hospital and they are told their injury isn’t as important as an elderly persons injury because they are more vulnerable. Individuals shouldn’t discriminate against these people because the Equality Act 2010 is in place.
Gender:
Gender is whether you are male or female. An example of people who may be discriminated against because of their gender would be either a male or female but this would mean that someone
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There are four social classes: upper class, middle class, working class and under class. An example of people who may be discriminated against because of their social class would be someone who is poor. Individuals who are poor, under class and some working class, in school could be called ‘scruffy’ by their peers because they might not be able to afford new clothes. This could lead to teachers discriminating and treating students differently. This could show overt and covert discrimination in a health and social care setting. Individuals shouldn’t discriminate against these people because the Equality Act 2010 is in place.
Sexuality:
Sexuality is determined by the sex an individual is attracted to. An example of who may be discriminated against because of their sexuality could be a heterosexual or homosexual. A doctor could discriminate against homosexual people in a surgery because they might be homophobic towards their client and treat them differently from others. An example of people who may discriminate against sexuality could be someone who is homophobic. Individuals shouldn’t discriminate against these people because the Equality Act 2010 is in place.
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