Title: Discrimination and Social Care

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Unit 2:

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit code:


QCF Level 3:

BTEC Nationals

Credit value:


Guided learning hours: 60
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. Learners will be able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combatting this. They will also develop understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.

Unit introduction
At the heart of effective health and social care practice lies an understanding of the immense diversity amongst individuals in contemporary British
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s, eg entitlement to services
Organisational policies and procedures: positive promotion of, eg individual rights, advocacy, work practices, staff development and training, quality issues, complaints procedures, affirmative action, anti-harassment, confidentiality, human rights

4 Know how anti-discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings
Active promotion of anti-discriminatory practice: ethical principles; putting the patient/service user at the heart of service provision, eg providing active support consistent with the beliefs, culture and preferences of the individual, supporting individuals to express their needs and preferences, empowering individuals, promoting individuals’ rights, choices and wellbeing; balancing individual rights with the rights of others; dealing with conflicts; identifying and challenging discrimination
Personal beliefs and value systems: influences on, eg culture, beliefs, past events, socialisation, environmental influences, health and wellbeing; developing greater self-awareness and tolerance of differences; committing to the care value base; careful use of language; working within legal, ethical and policy guidelines

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care
– Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010


Assessment and grading criteria
In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the
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