This training manual has been made to prevent discrimination in a health and social care environment.
Page 1: front cover and contents.
Page 2: Introduction and discriminatory practise.Page 3: Discriminatory practise and legal rights.Page 4: Case study.Page 5: Maslow’s hierarchy of need.Page 6: Effects of discriminatory practise.Introduction:
In any health and social car environment it is crucial that everyone is treated equally, everyone’s rights are respected and everyone’s diversity is accepted and respected. We need to be aware of how people are being discriminated in order to understand how we can avoid it. For example care workers needs to understand discrimination in order to employ anti-discrimination practises in their own work. However this is just one of many examples and this can also be applied to nurses, doctors, midwifes and nursery staff.
4381500128905Making assumptions about people, that everyone will response the same way
00Making assumptions about people, that everyone will response the same way
200914033655People assaulting people who are different
00People assaulting people who are different
What is discriminatory practise?
-133350226060Verbally abusing people who are different
00Verbally abusing people who are different
5133975102235Excluding people from activites00Excluding people from activites-64770083185Avoiding people because they are diffrent00Avoiding people because they are diffrent
3676650635Devaluing people – treating needs and interests as being of less value than those of others
00Devaluing people – treating needs and interests as being of less value than those of others
8572577470Negative non-verbal communication
00Negative non-verbal communication
1819275-3175Excluding people from opportunities
00Excluding people from opportunities
Discrimination is when people show prejudice actions affect the way an individual behaves and should NEVER happen especially in health and social care. Discrimination is against the law in Britain. Giddens (2001) described discrimination as ‘activities or actions that deny to the members of the group resources or rewards which can be obtained by others’.There are two types are discrimination that you should be aware of when working in health and social; Covert and overt. Both are illegal;Overt discrimination is when you or someone else is obviously discriminating against someone. Overt discrimination is fairly easy to detect. For example if a care worker was verbally abusing someone with a physical or mental problem because they found communication difficult. This is completely unacceptable and very easy to avoid. Covert discrimination is the opposite of overt and much harder to detect as it is hidden. Putting off attending to someone needs because you on another individual doesn’t like them. By putting of helping this person you could seriously affect them physically or mentally.
Discriminatory practise This can also be shown through: (10)
Infringement of rights = not respecting someone’s rights which are listed below this is illegal.
Coverts abuse of power = Hidden discrimination people discriminate by using the power they have in health and social care e.g avoiding a service user or verbal abuse about the service user but not directly too them.
Overt abuse of power = openly using power to discriminate.
Prejudice = negative, preconceived ideas about an individual.
Everyone in Britain has legal rights to prevent them against discrimination. The Human Rights Act of 2000 (summarised) states that a person’s human rights are: (9)
The right to life
The Right to freedom from torture and degrading treatment
The right to freedom from slavery and forced labour
The right to