The Concept of Equality, Diversity, and Rights Essay

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Slide 1 -In this power point I will be explaining what the concept is of Equality, diversity and rights and relate them to the health and social care setting.
Slide 2- On this slide I will be explaining what Equality is and I will give an example from a health and social care setting. Equality is treating everyone the same and not singling people out due to their colour, race or scexuality. You must make sure you give everyone the same opportunities. The Equality Act replaces the previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to comply with it.[1]
The Equality Act 2010 sets out the new public sector Equality Duty replacing the three previous duties for race, disability and gender.
An example of equality in a health and social care setting could be- An abortion clinic restricts applications for a job to people who do not have religious beliefs. This is an example of direct religious discrimination.

Slide 3- On this slide there is information about Diversity followed by a example in a health and social care setting. When we talk about diversity we mean respecting and valuing all forms of difference in individuals. These differences might include race and ethnicity, culture and belief, gender and sexuality, age and social status, ability and use of health and social care services. [2]
An example of using diversity in a health and social care setting could be a nurse treating two patients the same even though one is Chinese and the other is English.
There are two main reasons to respect the diversity of other individuals and these are the two following reasons:
1. It's not fair and can be illegal to treat people from different minority groups differently or in a discriminatory way. 2. It's important to know and accept that there are positive benefits to society when diversity is respected.

Slide 4- On this final slide which concludes out descripitions to Equality,diversity and rights, I will be describing rights and give an example in a health and social care setting. Human rights means it helps to protect all people everywhere from severe political, legal and social abuses. Examples of human rights are the right to freedom, right to speech and the right to privacy.Our rights and freedoms – based on core principles like dignity, equality and respect – inspired a range of international and regional human rights treaties this is an example of Rights in a health and social care setting could be your right to seeing your medical history and discussing treatment you could possible receive.

Slide 5- On this slide I will be giving information about age discrimination and I will include an example from a health and social care setting. Age discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) less favorably because of his age.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states do have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination.
An example of this could be going for an interview and being turned down because you are too old.

Slide 6 - This slide includes information about sex discrimination, an example from a health and social care setting will be included. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees because of their gender. There are four types of Sex discrimination. direct discrimination: treating someone less favourably because of their actual or perceived sex, or because of the sex of someone with whom they associate. An example of this could be not employing a woman purely because of her gender. indirect discrimination is a discrete type of discrimination that involves a policy, rule or procedure that is applied to everyone in a certain area but, ultimately, puts some individuals or groups at a disadvantage.