Principles: Discrimination and Social Care Essay

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Principles in Health & Social Care!

In this part of my assignment I have been asked to explain own role, responsibilities, accountabilities and duties in the context of working with those within and outside the health and social care workplace, I have to evaluate my own contribution to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy and to make recommendations to develop my own contributions to meeting good practice requirements.
Stress is defined as the “non specific response of the body to any demand for change”. It was coined by Hans Selye in 1936. A highly subjective phenomenon. There are many signs of having/getting stress; Physical, Psychological, Behavioural and Emotional.
Physical Signs
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It seeks to remove discrimination and oppression from practices. It challenges it in the practice of others and the practice of the institutions in which we operate.
Personal- this level concerns with the individual’s views, especially in the case of a prejudice against a certain group of people. The further we move away from the personal, the less impact we have. We must collectively challenge discrimination. For example in a care home, a care worker can make racist comments to service users. It is completely related to the individual’s actions and any health and social care worker can come into contact with this problem in any practice. The “P” is located in the middle of the diagram because that individual has their beliefs and ideas supported through the two other levels.
Cultural- this level recognises that the individual’s beliefs, values and actions are simply social patterns that are shared across particular groups. Language can be seen as an integral part of the cultural behaviour as it reflects the cultural norms and patterns whilst contributing to its distribution through the generations. For example, if there is a service user with a foreign language there should be an interpreter so the service user can communicate with the care worker. If there is no interpreter, this can cause the care worker to ignore the service user because they have a different language. Also, throughout Northern Ireland there are a range of different cultures/religions. The