Health and Social Care
In this leaflet I am going to asses the influence of national policy initiative anti-discriminatory practice this also includes legislations and regulations that has to be followed. Discriminatory practice is when people are placed and categorised in groups for example male and female or racial wised. For example an elderly mane would be questions whether he is allowed to run a marathon because of his age this is one of the signs of discrimination which should be prevented in the future in the health and social care setting.
Conventions, legislations and regulations When following the rules and regulations it is most important when this is done to not overlook laws which are meant to be looked at which you will need to be fully aware of when working as a professional in a health and social care setting. This is when a rule or a process is taken place and then agreed on according to the law. As professionals you should be aware of the legislations and the regulations in order to deal with the situations if they we’re to occur.
The strength for this is that it helps individuals to be able to deal the situation according to the law that is written as legislation. Which wouldn’t be classed as a illegal and then take to court however for the weakness this would be that sometimes professionals do not take this seriously or even know the policy which becomes very hard for them and unable to take control of the situation therefore if help is needed you should speak to your manager or supervisor for more information.
European convention on human rights and fundamental freedom 1950: This originally came from the council of Europe 1995 the reason for this was agreed on because it was to give rights to those that feel violated this can also be taken seriously to an extent such as court. For example neglecting on individuals with disability would be classed as discrimination. This is because as a professional you should treat everyone equally. The strength for this act is that it is able to treat everyone equally and not segregate them from other people due to any kind of background or disorder.
However the weakness to this is the some professionals are not aware of this act which then mistreats patients or service users therefore it is important to fully understand all policies before working in a health and social care setting. Mental health act 1983: This is based on individuals that are suffering from disorders mentally such as dementia. Therefore it is important to give the right help when needed for the individual. By not giving them choice or neglecting they could be discriminative which is breaking the law.
This could also lead to losing your job and being taken to court. The strength to this is that people that suffer from disability would not be mistreated and people would take notice of giving them a hand and treating them equally not entirely but to certain extent needed. However the weakness to this is that people don’t take this seriously and don’t take notice of people with this kind of dementia and take as wasting time which is wrong and you could be sent to court for mistreating a patient that is under your care.
Mental health (Northern Ireland) 1986: This is a legislation based on individuals who have mental illness which this order provides framework in Northern Ireland. This is for compulsory admissions and treatments. Such being in a GP or hospital to get the right treatment however if by any chance the disorder isn’t as bad as it seems or serious there is a high chance you receive tablets to relive the pain or stress. The strength for this is that you are able to be seen and given care provide medication and not uncared for.
However on the other hand the weakness to this is that sometimes instead of GP’s or doctors looking into the signs and symptoms they take the pain lightly and just give them tablets which would necessarily help entirely therefore it is important to look carefully to the signs and symptoms thoroughly. The conventions on the rights of the child act 1989 This is issued by UNCEF for the framework this is also an act to protect children internationally rather then just UK. This illustrates that children are cared for across different countries rather then just the UK.
This also includes the standard of rights for treatment are followed worldwide such as giving a child the freedom of speech therefore they could get their message across. The strength for this is that individuals are able to show their feelings and point of view. However on the other the weakness is that internationally sometimes children are abandoned and mistreated this is simply because people have no knowledge of the policy and what affects it could have on an individual that breaks the law.
The children act 1989: This act is originally from the UK which is to protect children this illustrates children are being supported and safely taken care of by setting standards. It is also classed as abuse towards a child when pulling aggressively this is also a sign of an abuse which is against the law. Therefore every child should feel safe and protected against all harassment and low-self esteem due to the children act. Race relation (amendment) act 200:
The purpose for this act is to protect racial equality also to ensure that no person feels discriminated this also promotes good relation between people who have different back grounds. Individuals are no matter the race or culture each and every service user should have as much and many rights depending on their needs. Disability discrimination act (DDA) 1995 The purpose for this act is to ensure civil rights for individuals with disability this is also to protect from any kind of discrimination. This is also means individuals that suffer from disability deserve to be treated right.
In addition this leads to health authorities having to overcome barriers. Human rights act 1998: The purpose for this act is to ensure individuals are being treated in a well mannered way. This can be legally taken action against any person who disrespects human rights. This also includes mistreating such as calling individuals worthless which could lower their self esteem and confidence. Therefore it is important to boost individuals self esteem especially those who are under your care as rare workers or professionals since this could take to court. Data protection act 1998:
Every community or organisation or eve business follows the data protection act this also includes confidentiality which is very important especially in a health and social care setting. This policy protects service users and patients information to follow as confidentiality. Most information that individuals keep confidential is address, house phone number, mobile number and medical information this is the reason which is why as professionals you must protect this from anyone having access to it such as computer with a password or locked cabinets and a key to lock the room in general therefore only certain staff can go in.