Promoting Health

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People living in unequal society especially from the minority social groups can become subject of prejudice. Prejudice is the negative preconceived opinion about an individual that is not based on reason or actual experience. Prejudice includes having negative attitude towards individual or some group of people especially people from minority ethnic group without actual reasons. People are sometimes unwilling to put their prejudice aside or change the attitudes they have and this increase the stereotyped belief towards the individual or the group. For example, some people might have a prejudice view that race, skin colour or culture makes certain people inferior or superior, some people might also think that people of working age and relying or depending on the government benefits are just because they don't any disability that can affect their ability to work, they already have their mind set that people living on benefits are not looking for jobs because they don’t want to work. Even though there are plenty of jobs been advertised on a daily basis. People who are really prejudiced find it difficult to change their mind even if they are clearly given reasons why people are remained unemployed for example their application for different jobs being declined because of lack of experience. Prejudice attitudes are negative and based on unrealistic ideals which increase the rate of inequalities in the society, this can be linked to stereotyping which defines a group as the same because they share similar characteristic and ignoring their individual differences.
Stereotype in health and social care is the assumption that is made about someone without getting to know them personally or know their situation. An example of stereotyping is that most asians prefer working within the health care professions or if a teenage black boy is rushed to the emergency ward, the…...

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