Understanding equality and diversity in nursing practice

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Abstract

Equality and diversity is a term heard frequently within nursing, healthcare and the wider workplace. The concept links to the UK NMC Code and will be relevant to other regulatory Codes worldwide. This focuses on the core value of treating patients and service users as individuals and with respect and dignity. This article explores equality and diversity, the current UK legal framework behind the concept and offers specific examples of where this may be breached and how nurses can reflect and enhance their practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Standard
Volume36
Issue number2
Early online date7 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • black and minority ethnic
  • culture
  • ageism
  • disability
  • discrimination
  • diversity
  • equality
  • ethnicity
  • gender issues
  • inclusion
  • lesbian gay bisexual trans
  • racism
  • professional

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