L2-HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet Unit 203 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings The numbers in the bracket after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards UNIT 4222-203
1. Define what is meant by: (1.1.1) A. diversitydiversity means variety people varied in lots of ways their age, beliefs, height weight in a health care setting men and women vary in age, each having their own personal experiences and beliefs, clients also have their own eating habits, clients are also diverse in their personal care for e.g. a female client may only want her personal hygiene dealt with by a female member of staff. All these and many more differences make for a diverse world.B. equalityEquality is treating people fairly regardless of their differences ensuring everyone has accesses to the same information for example housing, shelter is a basic need that everyone has regardless of their differences. Some people need extra help such as people with learning or health difficulties, people with mental illness. Equality is also about providing the right information/services so that these more venerable people are not at a disadvantage or treated less fairly than anyone else. C. inclusionInclusion is accepting everyone despite there differences much like equality to help develop a sense of belonging; it is also getting rid of intolerance of differences and providing help and support. Any organisation or institution including local authorities, health care service providers ect that support and promote inclusion demonstrates that it supports everything about the people involved with it. Inclusion nurtures a sense of wellbeing and belonging and of confidence in ones identity and abilities.D. discriminationDiscrimination happens when we act out of negative prejudice, discriminatory behaviour results in unfair and unjust treatment. The people likely to to be discriminated against are those who are different in...
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