Health and Social Care

A report that explains the concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in relation to health and social care.

Equality does not just means treating people equally, it means treating people fairly. It is also more fundamental   principle or value that we are all born equally. To ensure this in health and social care sector care must be provided according to individual needs without prejudice based on stereotyping and labelling. Their beliefs and values must be respected at all times.

Britain is a diverse country, therefore diversity is accepting and respecting differences between yourself and others around you. It means that everyone is recognised as being different which is valued and respected. In health and social care sector, there are so many individuals from different ethnic backgrounds, most of these people are vulnerable adults and they can be easily abuse. This is why certain laws are in place to ensure that every individual is treated equally this include organisations having equality policies to reinforce the concept.

Rights are legal entitlements e.g. an individual has a right live in the society without being abuse or intimidated because of their race, beliefs, gender, sexuality or disabilities. In health and social care sector, individuals must given the opportunity  
to take control of their health and well-being by empowering them to do so. These individuals might be disadvantaged in one condition or another e.g. poor   background which can influence people's health, this could also make them less educated or having a poorer diet.

In health and social care sector, everyone has a right to the same treatment and care as everyone else no matter their background. Health care professionals work with individuals to ensure they have independent life without others telling them what to do. It is important and empowering too.

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