The support worker's role in equality, diversity and inclusion

Stonehouse, DP 2016, 'The support worker's role in equality, diversity and inclusion' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 9 (12) , pp. 619-621.

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In this article, the author will be discussing the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion, and how support workers can promote these values within their care delivery.

The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013) clearly states the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion, and the relevant clauses of the Code will be identified and discussed. The two key pieces of legislation, the Equality Act 2010 (Ministry of Justice, 2010) and the Human Rights Act 1998 (Ministry of Justice, 1998) will be discussed, identifying how these apply to the support worker’s role.

Where discrimination is occurring, the support worker will need to have the courage to speak out and challenge this bad and unlawful practice.

Through promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, the support worker will be delivering care of the highest quality, as well as demonstrating respect and dignity to service users, their families and to colleagues.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 1753-1586
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Depositing User: DP Stonehouse
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 11:11
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:05

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