In this information pack, I will be assessing the two types of discriminatory practice with my two chosen setting which in the first section will be on a youth club for adolescents with learning disabilities. Discriminatory practice in health and social care is making an individual feel inferior by their age, sex, race, disability, faith, sexual oriental and appearance. In the life stage adolescents, teenagers are getting to know themselves but sometimes it could be difficult where society is a bad influence towards us.
Society has an negative impact on different types of people; weight, height, religion, race, appearance even people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities struggle especially in the adolescents life stage when you’re trying to figure out what you will become or your likes and dislikes. An example in the health and social care environment is that an member of staff at a youth club may have negative thoughts on how they act or learn differently compared to others. Another example in the health and social care setting is that a member of staff might discriminate an individual with learning disabilities may have a different sexuality such as gay, lesbian or bisexual towards any other individual. The final example that people with learning disabilities will overcome is that some youth clubs are one faithed only and if an individual with another religion comes along to that youth club they may feel uncomfortable. Non- discriminatory practice in health and social care is not treating an individual or groups of people less favourable than others by their disability, age, class or culture. Treating everyone the same that have different learning disabilities can make a huge difference towards them, they will feel appreciated and may not feel imperfect for being different. A youth club for learning disabilities in the adolescents life stage is helpful for the users because they could help one another and may not feel left out as they are various type of people with learning disabilities in the youth club.
An example in the health and social care environment is that in a youth club the staff will treat them like any other teenage kid and no matter what learning disabilities they have; Autistic disorder, cerebral palsy or downs syndrome. Another example in the health and social care setting is that in a youth club anyone with a learning disabilities can go, having a youth club that is multi- faith can make a huge difference towards them and would make them feel appreciate. In Conclusion the finishing example in the health and social care environment is that… Codes of practice is a guide that explains how to operate in a professional environment. The three chosen codes of practice I will be describing; code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers, code of conduct for nurses and midwives and code of conduct for support workers. Also in this section of the information pack I will be describing how legislation and the three chosen codes of practice promotes non- discriminatory in health and social care. The codes of conduct for nurses and midwives helps promotes anti- discriminatory practice in health and social care to help treat patients from all life stages to respect and support their decision on accepting or refusing care and treatment. It also helps the member of staff recognise the patient is anxious or stressed, the member of staff should respond politely and sympathetically. For instance when an individual is at the hospital for advice for treatment that may have a high risk of death, the patient would be in distributed but that is where the nurses would distinguish the patient will need more help and advice parfarbly from more experienced staff or comfort from friends and family.
Besides the need of help to patients the code of conduct also promotes confidentiality towards the patient and the member of staff. Confidentiality is important in health and social care because it builds trust between the patient and the care worker, this trust encourages the individual to disclose any health related information for the care worker to help. Trust is also built when the patient confesses any other issues to this matter.
According to the code of practice for nurses and midwives, confidentiality is most important to the patient and any information leading to the individual should not be spoken out to any other person but there is an exception that if the patient is in danger of themselves or others the member of staff should share with health care professionals. Another code of conduct that I will be describing that promotes anti- discriminatory practice in health and social care is the code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England. This code of practice helps the health care workers and adult social care workers to put the individual best interests first and In this section, I will be assessing discriminatory and non- discriminatory practice in my second chosen setting that will be a drop in centre for individuals with mental ill health. Non- discriminatory practice in health and social care is ensuring an individual of any religion, age, race or sexuality should be treated the same as anyone else.
At a drop in centre for mental ill health anyone could come and share their experiences with any type of mental illness; depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Many people with mental illness can come in different ways or sometimes people can hide their health and others may not see what that person is going through or what they are thinking. People with mental illness should get the right need of help and a drop in centre is a great idea for them to open up their thoughts and feelings. People with mental ill health could get help from their family or friends. An example in the health and social care setting is that Discriminatory practice in health and social care is discriminate an individual or a staff member by their age, faith, race, sexuality or sex. It is difficult for someone with mental ill health to open up to someone about their health. They might assume that people would judge for be known as ‘crazy’ but it is important for people with mental ill health to get help because sometimes it is difficult to handle and they might not be able to carry on as normal.
Some may not understand what the individual with mental ill health may be thinking or why they do things that are not classified as normal so they may feel the need to laugh at them and make them feel downgraded. An example in the health and social care environment is that in a drop in centre a staff member who may be new and young may discriminate against the people there…