P5 Explain How Working in Health and Social Care Settings Can Actively Promote Anti-Discriminatory Practice.

P5) Explain how working in health and social care settings can actively promote anti-discriminatory practice.
Principles and Values
• To be respected  
• To be treated as an individual
• To be treated in a dignified way
• To be treated equally and not discriminated against
• To be aloud privacy
• To be cared for in a way that meets our needs and takes account of preferences and choices
• To be safeguarded and protected from danger and harm
• To be allowed access of information about themselves
• To be cared for in a way that meets the client’s needs
• Given choices and promote independence
To be treated as an individual
We are all individuals and everyone has their own unique character and personality, which are developed through the different life experiences, cultures and beliefs we follow. It is also through other factors such as social class, age, ethnicity, culture, background and gender. It is important and essential to treat different people as individuals and to try and meet their needs rather than stereotyping people. E.g. all black people are the same. Treating everyone the same ‘regardless’ is failing to respect diversity.
To be treated in a dignified way
We all want to be treated with dignity and it is a very important part of an individual’s life. Working in the health and social care profession it is important to help people maintain their dignity so they can keep their sense of self-respect and self-worth. All health and social care professionals should be sensitive and aware of the needs of people and service users especially during times when the body and its functions could be exposed.

The right to be allowed privacy
Privacy is a basic human right, providing the individual is not going to harm themselves or anyone else. All humans have the right to expect that:
• The treatment and care they receive will be kept private
• No information about them will be passed on to anyone who do not have the right to access it and is...