Explain The Importance Of Anti-Discriminatory Practice

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It allows practice within a care setting to promote equality and diversity. By having an anti-discriminatory policy within my organisation it allows for good practice and prevents discrimination against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability, general health, religion or cognitive ability. I believe that by understanding each individual’s personal care needs or wishes, we are able to prevent discrimination against them. For example if a service user has a sight impairment, it is good practice to ensure that any group work activity that is available for the day they attend day service, is catered around their own individual needs. Therefore, this is promoting anti discriminatory practice as they are still able to participate in a group work activity. Another way to promote anti discriminatory practice within my workplace is by ensuring that any written notes I record are unbiased and to ensure that service users receive a person centred package of care. Again, the National Care Standards assist me in this. I believe that each individual should be given the right to promote the role they held in their home. For example, some individuals may feel the role they played as a wife/husband or mother/father has been lost along the way due to an illness or physical disability they may have. …show more content…
mental health illnesses, personality disorders and learning disabilities etc. It outlines when an individual can be taken into hospital or given treatment against their will, what their rights are and how to make sure they are protected. It takes into account ten principles: Non-discrimination, Equality, Respect for diversity, Reciprocity, Informal Care, Participation, Respect for carers, least restrictive alternative, Benefit and Child Welfare. In my role within my organisation I believe I meet most of these principles on a day to day basis. I am continually aware of service user’s mental state and if I have any concerns I report these to an appropriate agency i.e. Mental Health Nurse. If the individual requires an admission to a hospital ward I will support both the service user and their carers to the best of my abilities both on admission and discharge. I believe I am always respectful, non-judgemental and try my best to involve the service user in their care package and share and discuss any concerns I may

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