Marginalisation is the process in which an individual or a
group or even the whole community think that have been denied access to various
right, resources and opportunities that are normally given to other people
making them feel they are been pushed to the edge the society and cannot longer
fit in. Discrimination always make people marginalised because they feel they
have been excluded from participating and belonging. This discrimination can occur with anyone
such as people with disability, drug users, elderly and young people. This is a
negative feelings which makes the individual feels been ignored and isolated
making them less unlikely to socialise with others.
Disempowerment is when a person or even sometimes a group is
being discriminates against by other people making them reel disempowered. Some people that are discriminated will have
the courage to fight back. But most of the times people develop the habit of
fear to fight back so they are been disempowered. This leaves them the feeling of worthlessness
and unvalued as a result of Disempowerment negatives emotions might occur such
as becoming more depressed, self-obsessed,withdrawn,excluded,outside and
low-worth. An example of Disempowerment is when an elderly it’s being told that
is not useful to the society anymore by her career. This can make the person
feel useless and the patients is being disempowered.
Low self-esteem is someone’s overall emotional and how they
value themselves. When individual are discriminated they may begin to access
who they are and how important or influential they are on others. Individual
may tend to compare themselves with others which will degrade or devalued themselves.
Have low-esteem cause the individual to feel neglected and worthless and as I
they have no purpose causing them to isolate themselves from others.
Discrimination cause the individual to have restricted
opportunities. This is because if a person was using a services such as the
hospital and was unfairly treated or discriminated because of this the person
will not want to use the service again. This is will the person to have
restricted opportunities because it seems they are been denied third opportunity.
An effect of discrimination can cause a negative behavior
such as drinking, smoking, or even become more aggressive. All this factor can
result in antisocial behavior in which individual are likely to case danger to
themselves or the society. An aggressive behavior can lead to the individual
lashing out to other over little things which can one day develop into physical
Loss of right
Discrimination itself can lead to an individual losing their
rights. Sometimes individuals are forced to into something that they do not
like. An example when an individual is treated unfairly from others or they are
not given the same opportunity or they are denied from their rights when his
happen they will feel that their rights has been dined from them and they no
longer belong to the society. As a result of this discrimination all
organization have to comply with the human rights act. However the are some
cases where the act can work in different ways. These include the use of
statutory powers and cases when a person’s rights have to be removed by force
or power. A persons rights are sometimes taken from them by force or power. For
examples, if someone with psychiatric problems is detained in the hospital
under the Mental Health Act 1983 or the Mental Health Protection.
They can also be forced to accept treatment. This is done is done in the
patients best of interest even though they do not want to take the treatment.
LONG AND DO SHORT TERM EFFECTS OF MARGINALISATION
Marginalisation is the process of pushing a particular group
of people to the edge of society by not allowing them an active, identity or
the place in it. Through bog and direct and indirect process. Marginalised
groups may be relegated to a secondary position or made to feel as if they are
less important than those who hold more power or privilege in society.
Effects on their everyday life and within the health and
social care settings
Everyday life when someone is going through a troubling time
of being made to feel insignificant, on the basis of everyday life they will
slowly starting to isolate themselves from people, they will become a lot more
quire and reserved. Furthermore they will big in to notice flaws in themselves.
Because they are quite weak they won’t be able to stand up for themselves so
after a while the words from the abuser will settle in their mind. A lot of self-hurt
will develop and be their main goal. Within the health and social care settings
who is suffering won’t be their usual self and won’t adhere to their usual
work. Their will begin to fall which shows how insure they have become.
Also the person causing the suffering and misery to the
other person usually had the user hand in every situation. They will not feel
any guilt or remorse on relation to what they are doing. Furthermore they won’t
have anyone discriminating them because of their bold character. Within the
health and social care, in a given situation like this is when the person
causing the discrimination keeps making rude and mean remarks making the individuals
Effects on discrimination on the organization
To the other member of the health and social care settings
who see the discrimination occurring may begin to see the practice as a bad
place to be because the setting itself won’t be doing anything to abide by the
rules and the law. Overtime the health and social care settings may get looked
down upon because they never followed procedures.
The short and the long term effects
Short term issues: I feel that the individual who has been
marginalised will feel reluctant to interact with people. This is because they
will their company is never welcome and people sees them to be useless. Another
short term effects will be poor performance on work due to the negative
emotional well-being. Continuously isolating or exclusion from the society can
lead to a long term effects such as depression, frustration and emotional
discomfort which if care is not taken the person suffering from this will
develop metal disorder which can lead them to commit suicide.
According to the BBC news articles it stats that
“Disabled are socially excluded
says Scope survey”
Sean CoughlanBBC News education and family
1 September 2010
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peoplare “pushed to the fringes”,
Nine out of 10 people in
Britain have never had a disabled person in their house for a social occasion,
claims a survey from a disability charity.
says the survey shows that disabled people are socially excluded.
the survey found widespread backing for equal opportunities, in practice few
people have any personal dealings with people with disabilities. The charity’s
chief executive, Richard Hawkes, says disabled people are “invisible in
Scope survey, based on a sample of more than 2,000 adults across Britain,
suggests public support for the rights of disabled people to be part of mainstream
society is not matched by everyday experience.
suggests people with physical and mental disabilities remain excluded from many
people’s social or work life.
‘Fringes of society’
to the Scope survey, almost two in five people do not know anyone outside of
their own family who is disabled.
only a fifth of people in the survey have ever worked with a disabled person.
to Scope, about one in 10 of the non-pensioner population is disabled.
survey did not ask people why they had not invited disabled people to their
social events, but a spokeswoman for the charity suggested that reasons could
include worries about physical access and also an “embarrassment
not that people are nasty, but they might not know what to say. The less
familiar they are with disabled people, the more the embarrassment. The
unwillingness to offend can cause the exclusion,” she said.
Hawkes described the survey’s findings as “shocking evidence” of the
extent to which disabled people are pushed to the “fringes of