How To Promote Anti Discrimination In A Health Care Setting?


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Depending on where you are, your health care system should have an active anti-discrimination policy or redress procedure already in place. In this case, the first step towards promoting anti-discrimination would be to look at the current policies and see where you can help, what you can get involved in and what needs changing.

Once you have an idea of what the anti-discrimination process in your local health care system is already doing, you should be able to get on board and help, or rally others towards the pre-existing cause, thereby not being alone in your promotion.

If there is no anti-discrimination policy, or you feel that it is inadequate in promoting equality and needs amending, your next step will be to decide what you feel most strongly about and write two or three points about what you think needs to be done to further promote anti-discrimination. A letter to the head of health care in your area or to a hospital/surgery director may be a good way of putting forward your concerns to someone who may be able to help.

In either case, there may be a need to promote the anti-discrimination policies by making people aware of them. Perhaps posters or visual aids would help to remind or promote the policies in place.

If you would like to go further then perhaps it might be a good idea to have an anti-discrimination awareness day, or an event to this effect, in order to promote the cause through fun activities or charity 'dress-up' events.

If you find that there is a problem with discrimination within your health care facility then it is always important that a senior member of the team is made aware and that discrimination of any kind is properly reported.

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