P5: Describe how anti-discriminatory practice is promoted in health and social care settings. M3: Discuss the difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings. D2: Justify ways of overcoming difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practices in health and social care settings.
I am going to be explaining how anti-discriminatory practices are promoted in a care home (P5 – black text). I am then going to discuss the difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practice in the day care centre (The Kempston Centre) which is my health and social care setting (M3 – purple text). Finally I will suggest ways in which the barriers can be overcome (D2 – red text).
There are 4 key ethical principles that should be taken into account in the health and social care sector. These 4 principles are; Justice – Individuals must be treated fairly no matter what their background is. Autonomy – An individual’s choices must be respected.
Beneficence – This involves risks and costs; the way that benefits the patients. Non-maleficence – Any harm caused by a treatment or intervention should not outweigh the benefits of that treatment. For example; a care worker at the Kempston Centre will encourage justice for individuals with a learning disability by finding or acting as a promoter for people who are unable to make their own decisions. Ethical consideration should be taken into account by care workers, if it is not a service user could start to feel pushed aside and have low self-esteem as they feel like they are being treated differently from other individuals in the care home just because of their ethical upbringing (influences on culture). This could also lead to them feeling worthless. A care worker at the Kempston Centre should be aware of how they word their sentences as the wrong wording can make the service user anxious, for...
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