Discriminatory Practice In Health And Social Care Essay

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Diversity is to respect different cultures and beliefs of others and if this is ignored, you will not be able to learn about different cultures and beliefs and will be unable to understand or meet their needs when caring for them. Differences such as age, gender etc should be respected which is a legal requirement to respect all individuals. Britain is a multi-cultural society which means when working in the health and social care sector, you are likely to come across service users from different cultures and races. This also means that your colleagues may be a different ethnicity or from a different culture. Working with colleagues and caring for patients who are from different cultures and have a different ethnicity means that you can learn…show more content…
There are 4 types of discrimination: unfair discrimination, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, and positive discrimination. Unfair discrimination is when a person is treated unfairly compared to someone else. For example when there are 2 people going for a job with the same qualifications but only 1 of them is considered for the job. Direct discrimination is when someone is rude or offensive to someone because they’re different. For example calling someone names because of their weight. Indirect discrimination is harder to recognise. An example of this is a manager may be friendly to one member of staff but rude to another. Positive discrimination is when a decision is made in a persons favour because there is something different about them. For example a job may be advertised for someone with fair skin and red hair.
Discrimination should not happen in the health and social care sector and everyone should equal, quality service. There are many effects of discrimination on individuals. A few examples include: anxiety, depression, stress, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, mental illnesses being triggered,
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