One of the points raised in IOM’s article to prove that racism is a prevalent cause of health care disparity is the way the health care system is set-up, meaning at times, some hospitals and clinics can adopt a policy to contain health care cost, but may pose hindrances to minority patients’ capability to access the care.
By following our company’s policies and procedures based on sector standards and guidelines, following our individuals' care plans, and reading the code of conduct it's all about protecting the vulnerable.
One of the central codes of practice in health and social care has been provided by the GSCC and it sets standards of practice and behaviour for staff working in that field, including standards
It is not enough to have policies in place which make statements about anti-discriminatory practice or just to pay lip service to it. Schools must demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice.
My responsibility as a care worker is to be aware of the various policies and legislations that will facilitate good practice when supporting my clients to access services and facilities. I am also expected to monitor and evaluate the service provided to ensure it is meeting the needs of the client.
In this assignment I am going to design a booklet explaining of how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice. I am going to explain an assessment of the influences of a recent national policy initiative promoting anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings. Then I am going to evaluate the success of a recent initiative in promoting anti-discriminatory practice.
Describe how code of practice and legislation promote non-discriminatory practice in health and social care.
The Equality Act 2010 is an updated law aimed at an attempt to stop discrimination and to help try encourage equality throughout society. The care environment should benefit from this improved equality act by ensuring certain groups of people within the healthcare who receive a worse service compared to the rest of the community receive equal opportunities. Under the Equality Act 2010, individuals are formally protected against the harm of discrimination on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, and sex and sexual orientation.
This chapter focuses on anti-oppression and anti-discrimination practice. We will be looking at what is meant by these terms and the law which underpins them. We will explore the different ways people are affected by oppression and how to combat it. Evaluate society’s stereotypical images of groups of people in society and the principles of positive action and anti-oppression.
In this essay, I will be talking about anti-discriminatory practices in the healthcare sector and also the social care sector. There will be many aspects and laws explored such as anti-discriminatory practices, laws that try to minimise the discrimination in all walks of lives and the difficult that may arise from it.
“The current socio-political environment suggests continued “chipping away” at the foundation of this public policy. It is essential that the social welfare community be an active participant in the debate about the future of anti-discrimination efforts and that it offer viable alternatives to preserve and extend efforts to fight discrimination in this country” ( p. 153).
The landscape of what is considered discriminatory is changing. “While gender, race, disability, ethnicity, language, and age are commonly known, religion, sexual orientation, education, experiences are becoming more important”
LGB Individuals experience a variety of unique healthcare disparities that require access to proper healthcare, but many LGB Individuals cannot access health services or are discriminated against when doing so. In a survey by Lambda Legal, it was found that 56% of LGB respondents reported having at least one of the following experiences: refusal of care, the healthcare provider refusing to touch the patient, the healthcare professional using abusive or harsh language, the healthcare provider being physically rough or abusive, or having their healthcare status blamed on their sexual orientation (Lambda Legal). Discrimination by healthcare professionals violates laws and policies in health