S refers to the structural level, the network of social divisions; it relates to the ways in which oppression and discrimination are institutionalised and thus ‘sewn in’ to the fabric of society.It denotes the wider level of social forces, the socio-political dimension of interlocking patterns of power and influence." There are many groups within society that experience discrimination and oppression but for the purpose of this essay older people will be used as an example of service users, in which we will begin to identify different levels of discrimination and oppression they might face.
Due to the limited time and word count of this essay it is only possible to begin to touch on this subject, but the foundations for understanding oppression and discrimination with methods of a way forward to an anti-discriminatory practice will be present.
00027057 We live in a supposedly equal society, however it is apparent that our society is only equal in theory, in reality divisions are created by the social status of individuals based on factors such as age, health, income, ethnicity, sexuality and gender.
Thompson (1993, p19) states that: "P refers to the personal or psychological; it is the individual level thoughts, feelings, attitudes and actions.
It also refers to practice, individual workers interacting with individual clients, and prejudice, the inflexibility of mind, which stands in the way of fair and non – judgmental practice.
More coursework: 1 - A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I - J | K - L | M | N - O | P - S | T | U - Y For the purpose of this essay, during the first part we will explore the meaning of discrimination and oppression within society.
The importance of anti-discriminatory practice will be discussed followed by an introduction and explanation of the PCS model of analyses devised by Thompson (1993); this is used to highlight discrimination and oppression on three different levels.The young man started asking why was the application denied, I heard the young lady say “Oh we are sorry we are not hiring people right this moment”.The young man asked to see the manager, we saw that he walked a little crippled, and the next customer asked for a work application and the young lady didn’t hesitate to get him the application.A specified group of service users will be focussed upon and by using the Thompson PCS model of analyses the different levels of discrimination and oppression they may experience within society will be explored.Finally possible ways of working in partnership and empowering these service users will be discussed.Oppression often involves disregarding the rights of an individual or group and is a denial of citizenship." To fully comprehend discrimination and oppression within society on different levels and to truly begin to work toward an anti discriminatory practice Thompson introduced the PCS model.There are three levels to be observed these very often over lap and are embedded within each other.The Kings Fund reports, "that by 2021 the number of people aged over 60 will outnumber 00027057 the number of people aged 20-39 for the first time, increasing strain on the system." (Ahmed, K, October, 2002] ) Because of the increasing population of older people there aren’t enough resources and adequate provisions, thus meaning that older people are more susceptible to bad practice.With the lack of adequately trained professionals in the caring professions older people become more vulnerable.Using this model of analysis the individual practitioner can gain a clearer picture of the impact discrimination and oppression has on service users, in using this method the individual practitioner can begin to critically evaluate their own practice and values.Older people are an increasing group of service users that experience discrimination and oppression on all three levels of the PCS analyses described by Thompson.