Unit 3- Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
1.1 Explain what is meant by:
– Diversity- Diversity literally means difference, this means that even though we all are the same, we are all different, for example if two patients came in complaining of the same things then from the same household, people may book them in for the same appointment and put them in together, what they may actually find is that even though they are complaining of the same thing, it may be caused by different things.
– Equality- means to treat people that helps them and to not treat everyone in the same way, for example if you have three patients, ...view middle of the document...
1.2 describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting
Discrimination may occur in the work setting deliberately, because people are being treated less favourable (treated differently) to someone else because of their religion, disability, race, or sexuality. An example of discrimination happening in a practice could be where a receptionist makes an inappropriate joke about someone being a different race, and the other people they said it to carry on the joke and not realising that what they have made is wrong and if the patient can hear them, it would either make it worst as they will either carry it on or they will make a complaint about it to the manager.
1.3 explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination
By the practices supporting equality and inclusion, by giving everyone the equal opportunities to be able do everything that everyone does, like having enough room in the surgery for wheelchair users to be able to have their appointment privately and so they can be sorted out, effectively. Thus, reducing the likelihood of being discriminated.
2.1 identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role
As my role is as an Apprentice Health Care Assistant (AHCA) the legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination are: Equality Act, Humans Rights Act, The Disability Discrimination Act 2005, The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989), The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended), and Employment Equality Regulations 2003.
2.3 describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change
For example if I witnessed someone being discriminated, I would immediately report it to my Line Manager, thus challenging discrimination and getting it sorted out. If I happened to overheard someone making a discriminating remark or joke about...