Discrmination, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care Settings

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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

To understand what discrimination is, we first have to understand the meanings of diversity, equality and inclusion within our society and social health care.
Diversity outlines difference and variety; we are all different we have characteristics that make us individual, these come from and include: race, religion, age, gender, beliefs, appearance, abilities, talents and sexual orientation.
These characteristics give us our uniqueness in society, not only as individuals but also within groups and different cultures.

Equality means treating people fairly, where everyone can participate and has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential.
To be able to understand what diversity
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These are all discriminative. Telling jokes about particular groups of people, based on their race, age, religion, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability, is discrimination.
We must think about not only what we say or do but also what our colleagues say and do. Stereotyping, generalisations and labelling do not define the people we care for. Calling someone little as in ‘ Little Mary’ because the lady is small in height, this does not define her as a human being. She
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