Bases Of Discrimination In Health And Social Care Practice

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What is discrimination- discrimination is the behaviour or actions usually negative towards and individual or a group of people especially on the basis of sex, race, and social class. Discrimination may mean putting other people down, not allowing them to participate in activities, restricting their access to work or to live in certain neighbourhoods, or denying them something they are allowed. There are two types of discrimination
• Overt- this is clear discrimination
• Covert- this is the opposite of overt, which means the discrimination is hidden and can be harder to demonstrate.
Bases of discrimination
The main bases of discrimination are:
• Culture
• Disability
• Age
• Social class
• Gender
• Sexuality
Culture: an individual’s culture is very personal and it means a
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Stereotyping: stereotyping is when assumptions and made about groups based on information relating to just a small number of people in health and social care individuals may be labelled which can affect the care in which they receive.

How can staff prevent this discriminatory practice?
Health and social care professionals should be friendly, assertive type of bond when working in divert teams, it requires each member to 'Respect' every member of there working team, respecting their values and their individual differences. In Health and Social Care Concepts & Discrimination Practice Diversity - Accepting and Respecting everybody’s differences, this means that everyone is recognised as being different and that their differences is being valued and respected.

In a Health and social care setting care professions should have an understanding that each individual is unique, and recognise and accept each of their patient individual differences. Weather this is there: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs and skin

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