Using the table below, explain in your own words what each term means. Give one example from care practice to illustrate your explanations.

 

Explanation Example

Diversity

Recognising the differences in individuals and being positive about those differences and respecting them. An employer working with an employee to create a flexible working pattern to accommodate their childcare requirements.

Equality

Giving all individuals equal opportunities and access  regardless of their gender, gender reassignment, age, disability, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation and race. Replacing steps with a ramp at the library so both able-bodied and people in wheelchairs can access the facility.

Inclusion

Recognising that although everybody is different, we are all human beings and each individual has the right to feel included in a group, regardless of their characteristics. Ensuring a workshop on sexual health includes information about both heterosexual and homosexual sexual health.

Discrimination

Prejudices or less favourable treatment of an individual based on a group that they belong to. Telling a male support worker that they cannot work with a female client based solely on their gender.

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