When in a health and social care environment the service providers need to make sure service that the users, using the service are being treated in the right way. If this is not ensured it could result to the service users being abused, treated differently due to vulnerability. Other reasons that may result to poor treatment are: different social classes, different social statuses and many more, this may vary depending on the situation.
Some health care professional who are not committed to the care value base may treat service users unfairly. For example, a care worker that is not demonstrating the role of empathy may not want to listen or respect the ideals of the service users because the care worker is not in their position and do not see things from service users point of view. It is important for health care professionals to be committed and being honest with themselves in order to make sure that they are providing equal care to their service users. Careful use of language
Equality is ensuring people are treat with fairness no what their age, race or gender; treating people according to their individual needs. To protect the rights and promote the interests of clients and employees respect for individuality proving and promoting equal opportunities recognizing individuals needs of care and preferences. Supporting clients to take
Discrimination can be challenged in adult social care settings by providing the appropriate training to make everyone aware of how
Equality can be defined as ‘the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities’ Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ (DoH, 2004). By eliminating prejudice and discrimination, Genus Care can deliver services that are personal, fair and diverse and help create a society that is healthier and happier. Equality is treating everyone equally irrespective of individual or cultural differences. The right to equal opportunities and not treating everyone the same and recognising everyone as individuals
As being diagnosed as mentally ill creates a use of label’s which help us to understand and accept the behaviours that they are displaying within a patient centred environment where the individual will not be held in charge for their actions. However, this use of terms will generate empathy and accepting the attitudes of those who are suffering from the mental health issue/ disorder. In some cases, this type of language is seen as a control by professionals which shows off the power that they have over the service user. In some cases, the label’s give some form of relief to service users and individuals for example they will find out that the illness that they have has a name and reassures the service users in a way because they can receive a more adapted way of getting treatment and information of their illness. The findings that we have on labelling provides us with the evidence which we can use to argue that labelling empowers people and raises individual’s self-esteem which in a way can make their wellbeing better, but this is supported throughout the service users opinions once they’ve been diagnosed some individuals become aware of the illness that they have and they gain an understanding of the behaviours that they are displaying or showing. The mental capacity act 2005 says that choices are made but are made
Social work is based on respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people as expressed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights(1948) It is therefore of paramount importance that a social work professional should work towards promoting the best interests of individuals and groups in society. I very much recognize the contribution that social work brings to inclusion having worked alongside social workers during the course of my shadowing placement. I possess a real commitment to promote equality which I have had the pleasure of doing in a multitude of different roles. From academic journals as well as my lecture notes I now appreciate the central importance of using the fundamental principles of human rights and equality to underpin my practice, and the inherent need to promote justice in relation with the people I will work.
This is a report I am writing as part of my work experience portfolio showing how individuals care needs are successfully met. This will be done by talking about equality, diversity and anti-discrimination.
One of the biggest contributors for poor healthcare is the stigma against mental health. This stigma allows healthcare providers to view those with a mental illness as having low relevance, thus creating disinclination towards providing adequate resources and/or care. This negative stance, based on misinformation and prejudice creates those that have a mental illness to lose their self confidence. Because of this loss, people with mental illness decide not to contribute to their health or livelihood. In the past fifty years, many advances have been made in mental healthcare. However, with the attached stigma, many people choose to not seek out treatment.
Many strategies are used within the work place to protect vulnerable people. Health and social care settings have to always promote equality and diversity and to respect service users rights. One way in which this is done is by always putting the patient/service user at the heart of the service provision. This means that the patients' individual needs will be met and achieved for example; a personal eating plan to a specific individual. Putting the service user at the centre of the provision generally makes a happier and healthier patient in all areas
Equality is how every individual has an equal chance to do whatever they want in life to make most of their talents and believing that no one should have a lesser equal life because of their race, disability and gender (Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2016). The Human Rights Act 1998 gives all human beings the right to live, have freedom and opinions. In a health and social care environment, practitioners are obliged by law to treat all patients with kindness and respect.
Promote Equality and inclusion in Health, Social care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings (SHC33)
When a person with mental illness feels stigmatized among the community they seek health care professionals who can help them feel better. Consumers expect to have understanding and respect in the health sector. Unfortunately, some consumers experience the opposite way and they also felt the stigma with health care providers (SANE Australia 2013).