Dare to Care: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training for Health and Social Care Students and Professionals
Thank you for visiting the University training for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. These resources are designed for health and social care professionals and those who teach related programmes in Higher Education. These resources aim to provide scenarios based on healthcare professionals' experiences in practice and indicate the kind of support supplied by respective education providers. All scenarios are based on the actual lived experiences of Black healthcare professionals.
After each scenario, there will be a series of questions related to each scenario to work through. When complete, the answers will be released to provide guidance on how such scenarios could be managed to prevent the acceptance of behaviours that do not comply with the Equality Act 2010. For example, it is not acceptable to excuse racism by patients perpetrated on Black healthcare professionals. Professional bodies—such as the British Medical Association, Nursing and Midwifery Council and British Dental Association—provide clear guidance on managing such situations.
These resources were developed by the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex. They should help combat the perceptual and harmful everyday discrimination faced by Black healthcare professionals who work under the same pressures their peers face with the additional stress of racism. Help us eliminate racism within healthcare by doing your part; we can’t accommodate racist behaviour in healthcare because it is damaging to the individuals at the receiving end and patient care.
Let’s show racism the red card!
How to use the resources
From here, you can either move through the different sections with the links to the scenarios in the upper right-hand corner of the page or you can go back to the course home page and choose which section you would like to complete first. When you enter each section there is a link that will take you to the resource, which will show you an interactive scenario-based learning activity where you will follow four individuals through their stories and you will have the opportunity to answer questions and have space to provide your thoughts throughout.
Lookout for the buttons below, these will help you to check your understanding and also allow you to give your own thoughts on the situations as you make your way through the resources:
Pressing this button will give you a multiple-choice question to answer.
Pressing this button will offer you a true or false question to answer.
Pressing this button will show you a question that there is no right or wrong answer to, it is a space for you to write down your thoughts on parts of the story.
Pressing this button will take you to a link, which could be an article, a video, or a Google Slides presentation, which provides more information on the story or topic.
"I am very proud of the continued work that is going into the development of Dare to Care, as an accessible suite of resources to raise awareness of and provide opportunities for discussion and exploration around racism and discrimination. Health and social care practitioners and students report unacceptable experiences of racism and discrimination, and we in the School of Health and Social Care stand with our students and partners, providing allyship and advocacy at every opportunity and calling strongly for inclusive practices and an end to all types of discrimination.
The resources that make up Dare to Care, funded by Health Education England, East of England, are freely available for you to use, and we will continue to add to them, supporting our students, practitioners, and all service users to work, study, and provide and receive health and social care provision in fair and inclusive settings which promote and enhance health and wellbeing for all."
Professor Vicky Joffe
Dean of Health and Social Care