Describe Discriminatory Practise in Health and Social Care

Describe Discriminatory Practise in Health and Social Care
(Unit 2 P2)
Discrimination- a prejudicial treatment of their differences that is categorised of people especially on gender, race and age in other words treating some people less well of others with negative feelings towards someone or treating them unfairly.
Bases of Discrimination:
  * Attitudes
  * Race
  * Family up bringing
  * Nationality
  * Environment
  * Appearance

  * Age
  * Food
  * Ethnicity
  * Background
  * Gender
  * Social class
  * Behaviour

  * Language/accent
  * Disability
  * Interest
  * Sexual orientation
  * Culture
  * Health
  * Education

How can these be used for discrimination?

In health and social care the professionals give respect for an individual’s culture as it is important for all. This also creates a sense of support and understanding and by promoting individual’s well-being and this can help with their health moreover it is vital to health and social care professions as they benefit of care value base.
People can be discriminated against in culture because of their skin colour, physical characteristics, dress, socio economic status, customs and traditions. People are harassed and humiliated even isolated because of their culture.
Editors’ B. Stretch & M. Whitehouse, (2010), Health and Social Care Level 3 Book 1 BTEC National, Pearson Education Limited, England and Wales
In the health and social care environment as a care worker or a professional you will support people with many disabilities. An individual who has a disability and being discriminated against they are protected by The Disability Discrimination (DDA) this covers employment, access to goods, facilities and services of organisations, education, buying and renting a property and transport services.

People can harass you if you are...