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4- Promote Equality and Inclusion in the care setting

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1.1 Explain what is meant by:

A. Diversity:

Diversity is the variety of human characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences that exist within a population or group. It includes factors such as race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, and ability level, but also encompasses other aspects of culture, including language preferences/proficiency, religious beliefs, political perspectives, geographical locations, and economic circumstances.

B. Equality:

Equality refers to the idea that all individuals should have the same rights, opportunities, and treatment under the law and in society. This means that everyone should be treated with respect and fairness, regardless of factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status. Equality also includes the idea that everyone should have access to the same resources and opportunities, such as education, healthcare, and job opportunities. It is the recognition that all individuals are equal in value and importance and that any form of discrimination or inequality is unacceptable.

C. Inclusion:

Inclusion is a sense of belonging where people feel respected and their opinions and perspectives valued. It involves creating an environment that fosters respect for individual differences and actively welcomes different types of people into the group. This means making sure everyone feels comfortable to express themselves in any given situation regardless of their cultural background or beliefs, allowing each person to bring unique qualities and experiences which will benefit all members involved.

D. Discrimination:

Discrimination is the unjustified differential treatment or exclusion based on a particular characteristic such as gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, religion (or non-religious views), sexual orientation, etc. This can range from direct prejudice against an individual in terms of job opportunities, employment, healthcare access, housing rights, etc., to subtle assumptions being made about someone because they have certain characteristics which are seen as “inferior” by others. It is important that we are aware of how our own biases may influence us when interacting with others so we can ensure equal rights for everyone regardless of their identity.

Others answers in the full document:

  • 1.2. Describe the potential effects of discrimination
  • 1.3. Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity
  • 2.1. Explain how legislation, policy and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role
  • 3.3. Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change

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