Assignment 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Task A Short answer questions
Ai Explain in your own words what each term means. Give one example from care practice to illustrate your explanations.
Means to be different. We can all have the same interests and likes but we are also unique and different. As carers, we need to be aware of these differences as they can be visible and non-visible (visible- can be an individual’s race, sex, and age. Non-visible- can be disability, different experiences, and preferences.)
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• An Individual
One effect is loss of self esteem as if you feel you don’t fit in or not part of a group it will make you feel down and this will lower your self esteem. Seconded effect is withdrawal as you will feel not wonted in place or groups it will make you withdraw from society.
• Their Families
The injustice of discrimination not only has an effect on the individual but also their family, by denying people opportunities such as education they cannot find employment or live in decent housing, this in turn leads to victims and their family’s being in deprivation, without a good standard of living. Discrimination can cause the breakup of a family, this is due to the stress that is caused..
• Wider society
One effect is loss of opportunity as the person that is being discriminated may have a great contribution to society so this is a loss to society. Seconded effect awkwardness is because if you are just doing your job like let’s say a cinema won’t allow people with learning disabilities in without support workers but you as a person have no problem with it then it would be awkward for you as you have to do your job.
• Those who discriminate
One effect could be shame if the person that is discriminating is challenged about what they are doing then this may course this person to feel shame. Seconded effect is false superiority in which the individual hides their feelings of inferiority. The inferiority complex, in contrast, is an exaggerated feeling of inferiority in which the individual hides their striving for superiority. This pretty much shows they feel low in confidents and feel better by discriminate people less fortunate than them.
Aiii Identify three ways of challenging discrimination, and describe how each will promote change.
1. Work place discrimination can be challenged by analysing why the person behaves in a discriminatory manor, an example may be they were brought up in an environment where labelling, stereotyping and negative prejudice were normal behaviour and so not questioned. This needs to be explored privately, for example during an appraisal where behaviour can be questioned and required changes can be agreed and recorded with their success being measured.
2. Informal discussions provide...