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Anti-oppressive practice

Definition
NICE Guideline NG227 - Advocacy services for adults with health and social care needs
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The phrase describes a critical examination of the impact of power, inequality and oppression on people. This could include examining an organisational structure while taking into account the wider social, cultural and political context. Anti-oppressive practice seeks to lessen the exclusion of certain social groups from social equality, rights and social justice. Anti-oppressive practice may include: - recognising the barriers that people might face, such as personal, cultural or structural barriers - recognising a person's place in a structure or culture and how this might affect other people - working to understand people's experience of oppression - recognising people's attributes and contribution - empowering people to realise their rights.

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