Ai > A~Physical abuse Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause injury, pain and bodily harm. Aii >A~ Signs-symptoms. This could be repeated falls or injuries to a person. Broken bones, cuts, bruises. Marks from objects used for restraining such as belts, ropes or cord.
•Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s property, money, pension book or other valuables. •Institutional abuse involves failure of an organisation to provide appropriate and professional individual services to vulnerable people. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour that amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness, stereotyping and rigid systems. •Self-neglect is a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding, or tending appropriately to any medical conditions they have. •Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which the perpetrator is responsible to provide care, for someone, who is unable to care for oneself, but fails to provide adequate care to meet their needs.
* Fractures such as twisting of the wrists. * Black eyes * Burns * Weight loss * Withdrawal and change in mood * Carer resistant to allow people to visit. Behavioural sign- * Provocative sexual behaviour * Prostitution * Sexual abuse of others * Self-abuse for example self-injury, alcohol and drug abuse. * Suicide attempts * Disappearing from home * Aggression, anxiety, tearfulness * Reluctant to alone with alleged abuser. * Masturbation * Refusal to undress for actives such as a bath or swimming.
• Patterns of challenge behaviour. • Restricted access to toilet or bathroom. • Failure to ensure appropriate privacy or personal dignity. Self Neglect is a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to basic needs such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding or tending to appropriately to any medical condition they have. It also refers to situations in which there is no perpetrator and neglect is the result of the individual refusing care.
Do assure the individual that he/she did the right thing by telling you about the allegations. Never tell the alleged victim that you do not believe her/him. Do ensure the individual's safety. Ensure the alleged abuser(s) does not have access to the alleged victim. Do explain the requirement to immediately report to DPPC and to your supervisor (assuming the supervisor is not part of the complaint).
Assignment 204 Task A booklet Physical abuse – Physical abuse is when an individual is physically harmed. This could include, slapping, punching, biting, pinching or kicking. Signs and symptoms of this could be – unexplained marks on individuals of which could include cuts and bruises. Unexplained injuries. Individual flinching when approached by others.
INSTITUTIONAL – failure to maintain professional boundaries, misuse of authority, power over vulnerable individuals, inappropriate use of medication and physical restraint. SELF NEGLECT – neglecting personal hygiene, causing bodily harm and refusing to eat or drink. NEGLECT BY OTHERS – not caring for an individual that needs help in basic hygiene like washing, feeding toileting and personal care. 1.2 The signs and symptoms of abuse can be bite marks on individual or bruising, changes in certain behaviours which can also lead to death in extreme cases. You may also see cuts on an individual from self harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour and could lead to repeated urinary infections.
The person may lose all their confidence and feel anxious and upset. Financial This is taking someone's money either knowingly or stealing for their own ends. The signs can be unexplained bank withdrawels and activity. Reluctance by the person in charge of the money to buy food or pay bills. Institutional This is can take place in someone's home, a nursing/residential home, supported living
The mentally ill or homeless. Someone who is mentally handicapped or medically dependent people, such as nursing home patients or people with dabilitating diseases like MS, Parkinson's, or cancer. The elderly are at risk as are children. This is because they have nobody to protect them and are often abused by people in their lives. These are a few things that might predispose one to abuse.