The concept of equality means that everyone is equal and has equal opportunities and shouldn’t be treated less favorably due to their age, race, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation. For example, a female gets chosen for a nurse’s job over a male who applied for the same position just because she is female, this means the male has been treated less favorably just because of his gender. Equality has to be used in a Health or Social care setting because this shows the service user’s that they are all treated equally and are all treated fairly.
The concept of diversity means that everyone is different and understanding everyone is unique in their own way and recognizing everyone's individual’s differences. It also means exploring each individuals differences and embracing them. Diversity means different e.g. Race, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender and disability. Diversity has to be used in a Health or Social care setting because this enforces that all service users have equal opportunities and are all treated fairly regardless of their age, race, religion etc.
The concept of rights means that everyone should be treated equally, have equal opportunities and to have human rights which applies to everyone regardless of their nationality or citizenship. Protected characteristics of right’s are age, race, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation. All together there are 16 Human Rights. Human rights have to be enforced in a Health or Social care setting because this means all service user’s within the setting are respected regardless of their age, religion, race, disability, sexual orientation or age. It means they are all treated equally and fairly as Human beings.
P2 – Describe discriminatory practice in Health & Social Care
Ageism is a type of discrimination and unfair treatment towards an individual based on their age. This can have a massive effect on individual’s self-esteem because they don’t feel good about themselves because they are being treated unfairly because of their age. For example, a 48 year old woman applied for a job as a carer in a care home against a 25 year old woman, the 25 year old woman got the job because she was younger and it was assumed that she could be more physically active to attend to patients; this is age discrimination because the 48 year old woman has been turned down because of her age.
Gender discrimination is unfair treatment or restricted opportunities towards individuals because of their gender. This can have an impact on the way individuals feel about themselves and this can make them feel disempowered. For example, a male and a female both applied for a job as a nurse in a hospital, they both had the same qualifications and the same experience but the female got chosen over the male just because of her gender. This is gender discrimination because the male didn’t get accepted for the job just because of his gender.
Disability discrimination is unfair treatment and restricting opportunities to those who have either a physical or mental impairment e.g. being in a wheelchair. This can have a massive impact on individuals confidence because this can cause them to feel worthless and can also make them feel like they can’t contribute to society. For example, a female who suffers with depression applies for a job as a nursing assistant against another woman without a mental impairment; they both have the same qualifications and the same experience but the woman without a mental impairment gets chosen for the applied position just because she doesn’t have a disability. This is disability discrimination because they woman who suffers with depression didn’t get chosen for the applied position because the Employer thought it might be too much for her to handle.
M1 – Assess the effects on those using the service related to the 3