Table of Contents
- 1 What is the purpose of anti discriminatory practice?
- 2 Why should we prevent discrimination in health and social care?
- 3 Why is it important to promote equality and diversity in health and social care?
- 4 Why is equality important in health and social care?
- 5 What is discrimination in a care home?
- 6 How do care homes promote equality and diversity?
What is the purpose of anti discriminatory practice?
Anti-discriminatory practice is at the core of social work values. It is an approach that seeks to reduce, undermine or eliminate discrimination and oppression and remove the barriers that prevent people from accessing services.
It is important to prevent discrimination happening to anyone. This is because it helps protects their rights and wellbeing since everyone deserves to access the same rights and have the same opportunities in life.
What does anti discriminatory practice mean in health and social care?
Any practice meant to counter discrimination in the UK (based on race, class, gender, disability, etc.) and promote equality by introducing anti-discrimination policies in the workplace and in care settings.
How can you prevent discrimination in a care home?
Respect diversity by providing person centred care. Treat the individuals you support as unique rather than treating all individuals in the same way. Ensure you work in a non-judgemental way. Do not allow judgemental beliefs to effect the care and support you provide.
Promoting equality and respecting diversity help to ensure that people are valued and have the same access to all opportunities whatever their differences. The Act also provides protection for individuals who experience discrimination by association with someone who has a protected characteristic.
Why is equality important in health and social care? Good equality and diversity practices make sure that health and social care services are fair and accessible to all and that everyone is treated in the same way regardless of who or what they are or their lifestyle.
How can support prevent discrimination in health and social care?
Reducing the likelihood of discrimination in health and social care
- Respecting diversity by providing person centred care.
- Treating the individuals that you support as unique rather than treating all individuals in the same way.
- Ensuring you work in a non-judgemental way.
How can anti discriminatory practice be applied in early years?
Make inclusion a thread, which runs through the entirety of the nursery, for example, by encouraging positive role models through the use of toys, imaginary play and activities, promoting non-stereotypical images and language and challenging all discriminatory behaviour (see dealing with discriminatory behaviour policy …
What is discrimination in a care home?
If you’re treated badly or neglected and it’s because you’re disabled, it’s direct discrimination. But it’s also unlawful discrimination if a care home treats you badly because of something connected to your disability, rather than the disability itself. This is called discrimination arising from disability.
How do care homes promote equality and diversity?
Provide person-centered care and work in a non-judgemental manner. Employees should be encouraged to value diversity and respect the attributes that make people different. Care plans should be personalised to reflect the likes, dislikes, personal history and beliefs of each individual.
Why is inclusive practice important in health and social care?
Equality and inclusion within health and social care is vital to ensuring people’s differences are valued and that people are treated equally and supported to take part in whatever they wish to do but also that services support people in all areas to be able to look after themselves and prevent issues from becoming …
What is meant by discrimination in care?
Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. Direct discrimination is when a healthcare or care provider treats you differently and worse than someone else for certain reasons. These reasons are: age. disability.