This essey will assess the effects of three different discriminatory practices on individuals using any health and social care services.
Effects of discriminatory practice:
- Low self-esteem
- Negative behaviours
Negative behaviour is being aggressive and violent towards a person or a thing. For example if someone is getting discriminated for any reason such as age, culture, sex, appearance or many more their behaviour may become negative towards themselves or others. This is a potential effect of discrimination because they may feel that they have had enough of being discriminated and become aggressive towards the person who is discriminating against them.
When a person has negative behaviours because of discrimination they may feel angry and feel that everyone is being discriminative towards them and may feel that they need to do something to stop people from discriminating them. For example in the questionnaires I collected my information from a person was discriminated about their race in a setting which made them upset and angry so they became violent and aggressive towards the person that was discriminating them. This is a clear example of negative behaviours.
Low self esteem
Low self-esteem is when a person is pushed out and feels unwanted. Self-esteem is a term in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of her or his own worth.
When a person has low self-esteem they can feed off each other in a vicious circle; the more depressed or anxious they become the lower their opinion of their self and their abilities. Things that can lower people’s self-esteem are if people discriminate them about their appearance or if they are unhappy with their self-image.
Marginalisation means being pushed to the margins of society. In other words, you are unable to