Know How Anti Discriminatory Practice Is Promoted in Health and Social Care Settings

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Know how anti discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings

The active promotion of anti-discriminatory practice
Ethical principles
There are four main ethical ideas that should be taken into account in the health and social care sector. They are: * Justice - People must be treated fairly and equally regardless of their background. * Autonomy - A person’s choice must be respected. * Beneficence - This involves risks and costs; the health care professional should act in a way that is beneficial to the patient. * Non-maleficence - Any harm caused by treatment should not be greater than the benefits of the treatment.
The underpinning principles and values of care practice are centred upon
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All of this is important in the process of keeping the person informed about what is happening to them so they can communicate their preferences and needs.
Empowering individuals
If everything that needs to be done for an individual’s care is explained and checked over with them, they can be empowered. This gives them the control over the service they receive and leaves them with the confidence that they are the main priority. Empowering an individual ensures that no decisions are made on their behalf, even if it is in their best interests. The service user has to be able to make decisions themselves and it’s important that the health and social care service provider presents them with all the information they need to make an informed decision. The service provider must also respect the choice of the individual regardless of if the decisions and choices they make aren’t necessarily right in their own opinion.
Promoting individuals’ rights, choices and well-being
Individual rights can be encouraged and promoted through a number of ways. For example, help can be offered with language and communication for those who cannot effectively communicate due to disabilities, illness or the fact that English is not their first language. Information must be provided in a number of forms such as Braille, pictures and in a range of languages. It’s important that a qualified translator is involved in the production of information, for example in


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