Describe Factors That Contribute To Abuse

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Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse A person who has low self esteem and no sense of self worth. Someone who has been physically and emotionally abused in the past. Someone that has been sexually abused. People who have substance abuse problems. 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. -------------------------------------------------------------…show more content…
1. When the elder complains no one is going to listen. 2. No one is checking up much, because the elder is neglected in his or her bed. 3. The elderly are often small and weak. ----- Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse In order to answer your question perhaps we should first define what abuse is, Abuse is about a person inappropriately using their power over another individual Abuse is treating someone with disrespect in a way which significantly affects the individual's quality of life. Abuse is the control by a person of an individual using fear, violence, or intimidation. Abuse is the mistreatment by any person that violates an individual's human and civil rights. Abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring in any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to a vulnerable individual. It should also be said that there are various and very different types of abuse, Physical – Hitting, slapping, pushing or kicking, forcing people to eat or take medication, leaving people to sit in urine or
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