Benifits of Diversity

Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care.

Promoting Equality, Rights and Diversity of service users in care settings.

Britain is a multicultural society.   This means that people from different countries and backgrounds are living and working together in our villages, towns and cities.   Employees which work together in the health and social teams are made from people with different backgrounds and cultures.   The same applies for the service users who use the health and care profession as well.   The range of different beliefs and behaviours experienced by all are different, which other wise know as ‘diverse’.   We are all individuals in our own right and expect to be valued and respected for our own diversity, skill and knowledge that we, as individuals, bring to the people we live, work and socialise with.

The benefits of diversity should be clear to everyone but this is not the case.   Many people fear something or someone that is different from them.   This can lead on to people feeling vulnerable when they are in need of treatment.   Yet from having access to a wide range of cultures, skills, knowledge and expertise should mean that as a nation we have exciting opportunities to access new forms of treatment, care, learning and new experiences to meet our needs.

The benefits of diversity go beyond the health and social care sectors to other aspects which we embark everyday of our lives.   Such things include:
    • The arts
    • Food
    • Language
    • Social cohesion
    • Tolerance
    • Culture enrichment
    • The economic benefits of diversity
    • Employment
    • Expertise
    • Education
The arts

One of the benefits of living in a socially diverse society is the easy access we all have to a range of different traditions and art forms from all around the world.   Museums and galleries now feature displays and exhibitions that reflect the heritage and beliefs of many different artists which reflects the...