Healthcare Assignment | Equality Act 2010

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BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social CareandBTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social CareUnit 7: Social Policy andUnit 19:Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
PortfolioTask One Portfolio section 1 and 2Section 11AAn introduction to a historical or contemporary issue or policy relevant to health andsocial care.SP 1.1)For the purposes of this assignment you need to investigate theEquality Act 2010In this section you are asked to briefly describe the Act in order to put the rest of the portfoliointo context.i.Explain briefly what the Act is and why is it relevant to health and socialcare? (Ensure you list thenine protective characteristics)Equality Act 2010 brought numerous changes to social and healthcare. The act came intoforce on the 4thof October, 2010 so as to codify numerous elements of both primary andsecondary legislation relating to discrimination in the society and further introduced moreprotection against discernment[ CITATION Equ \l 1033 ].Equality act 2010 providesallowance to access of social care or heath care services from including your home,schools, mobile clinics among others without any discrimination. The equality laws appliesfor any organization offering healthcare or social care to everyone or a section ofcommunity, whether the services are free or paid for by someone else. The Equality Act2010 provides protection against prejudice, in relation to the outlined characteristics whichdifferent people possess. Some of the protected characteristics under the equality lawinclude the following: Age, Gender relocation, Marriage, Pregnancy, motherhood, Race,Religion, Conviction, and Sexuality.ii.Chooseoneof the nine protected characteristics and find a current issue onthis characteristic based oneithera health or social care perspective
Religion Or BeliefIn the Equality Act 2010, religion refers to the any religion, any reference to any cult andmay also refer to lack of faith. On the other hand, faith means any religion or conviction, alsoany allusion to belief and also refers to lack of conviction.Religion and beliefs affect certain societal perspectives. For instance, while in medical fieldabortion is viewed as the process of involuntary and spontaneous loss of pregnancy due tophysician reasons, in religion, it is totally unacceptable and is termed as the voluntarytermination of pregnancy. Religion and beliefs guide people on social morality and ethicalpractices according to what they believe[ CITATION Equ16 \l 1033 ].1BHowwas the Equality Act 2010 formed and how does this Actwhen presented in themedia, give rise to issues of public concern?(SP 2.1, M1) (CI 1.1)You have been given a contemporary policy that has featured in the media making it aconcern to the public. In this section you are asked to look at the various ways in whichpolicies such as this come to the attention of the public and how reliable the sources of theinformation are.Complete your answer to the questions in the boxes below ensuring that you reference anysources you have used to support your discussion and complete a bibliography at the end ofthe section.i.Explain the process involved in the formulation of the Equality Act 2010 and theinfluences of different ideologies before it became an Act of Parliament.(You need to begin your explanation analysing the process of how a bill becomes an Actof parliament)
Before the Act became a law, a bill had to be presented in the house of commons for firstreading, which took place on 24thof April 2009. Inside the house of commons, it wentthrough the first reading, the second reading, the committee stage, the report stage, andfinally the third reading before was passed over to the House of Lords, in which itundergoes the same process before royal assent.The equality bill went through the house of commons until the 2ndof December 2009.Then on 3rdof December 2009, it was handed to the House of Lords for the first Reading,went through all the reading stages, committee and report stages until 8thof April, 2010,when the bill went through Royal Assent stage to officially become an Act of Parliament[CITATION UKP \l 1033 ].ii.Explain in more detailwhat this Act sets out to achieve and why it came about?The equality act was introduced to strengthen protection against bias and bring togethermany pieces of the primary and secondary legislations which relates to inequity. The Actprovides protection against discrimination in relation to certain characteristics that peoplehave. The Equality Act aims to achieve parity provisions of services (public and Private),Public functions and associations and provides protection against unfairness on thegrounds of the outlined protected characteristics that people may owniii.Using the particular characteristic you have chosen, evaluate how this isaffected by the Equality ActReligion or belief is protected characteristic outlined in the Equality Act 2010. Asmuch as protection against discrimination on these grounds are still new and there is no
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