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.
Whilst currently on work placement at the community centre I have been asked to write a report as part as my portfolio. The care centre in which I am currently at provides a variety of services. The centre provides a variety of services and promotes equality, diversity whilst also promoting anti-discriminatory behaviour.
Cultural diversity in the health care setting is increasing each year. Knowing how to care for patients of different religious and spiritual faiths is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The author of this paper will research three lesser-known religions; Taoism, Sikhism and Shamanism. Through this paper, she will provide a brief background on each of the three religions and present information regarding spiritual perspectives on healing, critical components of healing and health care considerations associated with each religion.
The nursing profession has a long history of assessing and placing patient needs first when giving care. The tenets of nursing practice include meeting those needs using individualized care by collaborating with the patient, family, and health care team members. (American Nurses Association, 2010). The concept of transcultural nursing aligns with these tenets because it calls on nurses to provide patient-centered care by taking into account the patient’s background, beliefs, culture and values. In this paper, I will identify the factors that made it necessary to develop the transcultural nursing theory, describe the meaning of diversity and its relationship to the field of nursing, and explain three ways that I provide culturally sensitive care to my patients.
Diversity is the process where all individuals are respected and valued the same. This means within a health and social care setting all individuals care is not obstructed or compromised by their differences whether this race, religion or gender.
In this assignment, I will be analysing the benefits of understanding diversity in health and social care as well as understanding what will happen if a worker does not understand diversity.
2) When you think about working professionally with members of this group, are there traits, characteristics, or other issues about the group that you would be curious about, concerned about, or intimidated by? Why would understanding diversity issues be important to you as a human services worker? I would think that Native Americans would be harder to work with because they may not agree with everything the worker is trying to do. They may feel weak to ask for help. They have many beliefs that may come in the way of receiving help, such as using certain medicines or getting government help. It would be important to understand this group so that the service worker does not offend the client and can help them using their knowledge of their culture.
Have you ever been to the doctor and don't quite understand what the provider is telling you, or are you a healthcare worker and you don't understand your patients? Should the healthcare provider get diversity training or should they maybe learn new languages? More than ever before, healthcare professionals are subjected to dealing with a number of immense and different cultural diversities. While diversity is often a term used to refer specifically to cultural differences, diversity applies to all the qualities that make people different. Diversity requires more than knowing about individual differences and it key for overcoming cross-cultural barriers in healthcare.
Understanding the hierarchy of the family is imperative in understanding the functions of the family unit. With some familiarity with the different cultures in a given community, a medical professional will be able to ascertain who the head of the household is. The head of the household differs from culture to culture, as such, “misunderstandings which include but are not limited to the involvement of the male in all aspects of health care
In Health and Social Care settings, it is crucial that all practitioners work in such a way that promotes equality and diversity for all other staff and service users. Equality does not suggest that we should treat all individuals the same, as everybody has different needs and requirements that must be took into consideration, but means that we must offer all individuals equal opportunities, and not treat any individual or group of individuals less favourably on the basis of their protected characteristics; such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, beliefs and cultures, etc. Diversity is the concept of recognising, respecting and accepting everybody for their differences, and promoting an inclusive environment for all staff and service users associated with the setting. Practitioners should always work in a way which
The unavoidable assortment in traditions, attitudes, practices, and conduct that exists among gatherings of individuals from various ethnic, racial, or national foundations who come into contact is defined as diversity.
There is much to learn and understand if one is to counsel people with experiences other than our own. After my husband died, I realized that the counselor who was trying to help me deal with the death had never dealt with losing someone close to them, therefore she was understanding, but the sessions were missing the empathy of true understanding. This same concept can be applied to counseling different ethnicity groups, until one has “walked in their shoes” one will never truly understand the bias or stereotyping they are encountering. With that being said, the best one can do is gather as much information on the culture and bias that is being dealt with.
In the last twenty years, the rising number of disparities in health and healthcare has increased simultaneously with the influx of minorities within the population (Baldwin, 2003) A4. As the size of an ethnically diverse population steadily continues to increase, so will the level of complexities of patients’ health needs, which nurses and other healthcare staff will be expected to address (Black, 2008) A1. The issue of racial, ethnic and health disparities for minorities exists for several complex reasons, however, even with this being widely known, very little action has been taken to try and correct it (Baldwin, 2003) A4. Research findings suggest that without actively implementing cultural diversity within the healthcare workforce, quality in healthcare will decline while health disparities continue to rise (Lowe & Archibald, 2009) A3. So although the shortage of nursing staff should be a high-priority for change in the U.S., the need for more registered nurses with racially
In this paper, the role of HR Manager is assumed at a company that has recently received complaints from employees about a lack of inclusion. An overview for a training program on diversity and inclusion for your organization's first line supervisors will be presented. In addition to a plan for the types of exercises, role-playing, or activities that will maintain participant interest and enhance the learning outcome in the body of the training plan. The utilization of both "Social Learning Theory" and "Adult Learning Theory" will be displayed in this training plan. Provide rationale for the activities and how they relate to the two learning theories. Lastly, I will discuss how this diversity training can modify employee
Diversity and Society and Diversity in the Meda The media is an integral part of modern day society, our lives can be shaped by it, and our views can be a product of the media's influence. Society is greatly diverse in terms of views, class and ethnicity, this diversity is reflected in the media. Pluralism is a sociological theory that acknowledges media diversity. Pluralists believe that the media offers a wide range of views to cater for various groups in society, and it is true to say that there is a great deal of evidence for this.