Unit 2 P1 Explain the Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Relation to Health and Social Care

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Equality- being equal, especially in rights, status or opportunities. All individuals should be treated equally and there are laws in place to ensure that this happens. In accordance with the law, organisations have quality policies to ensure that everyone is treated equally.

Diversity- The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about
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Also not everyone will be able to do something that someone else can do, everyone has strengths and weaknesses.

Impacts of diversity:
Active promotion of equality and individual rights in health and social care settings:

Following the principles of the care value base:
These are a range of standards for health and social care. They aim to improve the client’s quality of life by ensuring that they get the most appropriate care. It offers guidance and sets standards in three main areas of health and social care: fostering equality and diversity, people’s rights and responsibilities and keeping confidentiality of information. http://www.slideshare.net/j.slack/what-is-the-care-value-base Putting the patient/service user at the heart of service provision, e.g. providing active support:
Putting the service user at the centre of the service generally makes a happier and healthier patient in all areas. Care workers can achieve this by asking service users what they would like and prefer instead of making decisions for them. This also includes providing them with support consistent of their beliefs, culture and preferences, service providers will not treat service users less fairly because they have different views and preferences to themselves.

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