Q2 Discrimination is an unequal or excluding behaviour it describes the disadvantage that people experience because of being unfairly treated or being excluded from society.
Discrimination is also the unequal treatment of individuals, usually on the basic of gender,race,age,religion or disability. It is a negative action towards members of a specific social group.
Deliberate discrimination is when a person is treated less well, in comparison with someone else because of his/her racial, ethnic, origin, gender, sexuality, age etc. Q4
Non deliberate discrimination is perhaps lack of training, social class and not having an understanding of what discrimination means.
The potential effects of discrimination is:
Direct discrimination occurs when someone is intentionally treated unfairly, for example harassment on the basis of skin colour or religion.
Indirect discrimination occurs when rules or guidelines meant to apply to everyone unintentionally affect one group of people more than others.
Discrimination comes from fear. It dose not matter if the fear is real or imagined it's the driving factor in discrimination. It is fuelled by the 'unknown' which is quickly tuned into fear and anxiety.
Discrimination is not caused by what happens outside of us. It is caused by how we see things (usually incorrectly), and what we say to ourselves, commonly refered to as self talk. If we don't understand some things about someone else or our fearful we quickly get ourselves into a mindset of discrimination.
Inclusive practice is about the attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. Inclusive practice is best practise. Health and social care workers demonstrate inclusive practice by working in ways that recognise, respect, value and make the most of all aspects of diversity. Having a sound awareness of and responding sensitively to an individual’s diverse needs supports them in developing a sense of belonging, well-being and confidence in their identity and abilities. And it helps them to achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society.
Our care home is committed to anti- discriminatory practice to promote equality opportunity and valuing diversity for all residents and families. To provide a secure and accessible environment in which all residents’ contributions are considered and valued. To include and value the contribution of all to our understanding of equality and diversity. To improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti- discriminatory practice, promoting, equality and valuing diversity.
You can prevent challenging discrimination that promotes change by Identifying and challenging discriminatory behaviour. Recognising stereotypes in attitudes or written materials. Understanding and adapting own beliefs and attitudes. Know how to report concerns. Review and develop policy and procedures.
You can support others to promote equality and rights by understanding and sharing information about the needs if individuals. Demonstrating ways to value differences and recognising similarities between individuals. Highlighting the benefits of diversity eg cultural enrichment, the arts, food, social cohesion. Modelling the use of appropriate language. Taking part in staff-training activities. Following procedures of the setting. Demonstrating fair practice in interaction. Acknowledging rights of others. Providing information on disciplinary and complaints procedures.
Duty of care
My understanding of duty of care is for safeguarding self and others duty of care refers to the obligations and responsibilities that people in authority.
Providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies and procedures and