Unit 2 P1 Explain the Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Relation to Health and Social Care

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Equality- being equal, especially in rights, status or opportunities. All individuals should be treated equally and there are laws in place to ensure that this happens. In accordance with the law, organisations have quality policies to ensure that everyone is treated equally.

Diversity- The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about
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Health and social care, level 3, book 1

Language- it can be beneficial to people who want to work abroad, so they can learn something new as well as be able to converse with foreign people. Not only can it be beneficial to those people but to the rest of society as there are lots of different languages and cultures in society, so it can be a way of connecting people in the community.
Health and social care, level 3, book 1

Cultural enrichment- it allows the community to explore perceptions and challenge stereotypes. It also gives support to members of all minority groups (for example, ethnic, racial, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious), and encourage collaborative efforts, to work together. http://www.sage.edu/studentlife/diversity/ Tolerance- tolerant people have a positive view of reality, thinking that different lifestyles and beliefs are all equally valid. They accept that there are different beliefs in the community so are able to tolerate them. http://www.anthonysmith.me.uk/2007/06/10/tolerance-equality-and-diversity/ Social cohesion- there can be social interaction between different cultures in the community. Also you can get to know people in your neighbourhood and it allows people from different generations to mix and understand the other generations and how they live/lived. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/social-cohesion-diverse-communities Economic, e.g. employment,