Elder Abuse Program Report Patricia Munive CJA 410 May 25, 2015 Instructor Joseph Wilner Elder Abuse Program Report Elder abuse is defined as intentional harm or neglect that can cause a risk of harm. An elderly is vulnerable by the caregiver or anyone who is trusted to take care of them. This would include the caregiver not protecting and meeting the requirements to fulfill the needs of the individual. The number of elders who are abused and neglected is unknown. Research shows that elderly women are abused more than men.
Abuse of the Elderly 1 Running head: ELDERLY ABUSE The Background of Elderly Abuse Shayla D. Green Wayne County Community College Abuse of the Elderly 2 Abstract Elder abuse is defined as intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to an elder person There are many different forms of elder abuse that exist, including, physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect. Abuse of the Elderly 3 The Background of Elderly Abuse In today's society, abuse is something that affects the lives of many individuals, whether they experience it first hand or not. According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary (2009), abuse is defined as improper or excessive use or treatment. When
Additionally, these figures may be this high, due to women being more likely to go to the doctor when there is something wrong with their health, whereas men will put off going to the doctors. The graph below, taken from The Daily Mail, shows ‘The Percentage of Population Using Mental Health Medication’ in America, which supports the argument that women are more likely to develop a mental health disorder compared to men. P3 P3 P3 P3 Those who are in a higher social status or social class, tend to live longer than those who are in the working class, or lower class. According to Equality Human Rights (2014), chapter 6 states that ‘Men in the highest socio-economic class can expect to live around 7 years longer than men in the lower groups. For women, the gap is the same.’ An argument for this set of statistics may be that those in a high social class can afford private healthcare, therefore having access to top medical
This paper aims to explore the multiple factors that contribute to the occurrence of STDs in the older adult population. This paper will also identify possible implications for social work practice in order to address the occurrence of STDs in older adults. Many people assume that older adults no longer participate in sexual activity and they are considered to be at low risk for contracting STDs; however, this is a misconception. Studies have found that the majority of older adults report high levels of sexual interest well into their 70s (Hillman, 2008). In recent years, the diagnoses of STDs in older adults have sky rocketed.
Suicide has been an issue among all ages, especially among elderly. According to World Health Organization (WHO), approximate one million people die by suicide in the world every year, and global suicide rate among elderly people is three time higher than the rate among youth (Wasserman 2011). However, it is more understandable that suicide rate among old aged people is higher, because elderly people may suffering from physical and mental illness which is more likely to result in suicide. But there are still risk factors and warning signs that we can recognized to prevent the tragic event from happening. Furthermore, once an elderly person is recognized as at risk for suicide, various of treatment can be provided on time.
We all affect each other and our seniors contribute greatly to our society, we must do more to help them as they navigate the transitions that take them from mid-life to late-life. Transitions and role losses in old age greatly affect the vulnerability of the elderly adult, typical transitional difficulties include relocation, employers’ ageist attitudes towards older workers, terminal illness, sexuality, widowhood, grief, loneliness, depression, isolation, and chronic health problems (Parrott 111,
Abused persons were significantly more often women(91%) and younger than the non abused group .Abused persons had history of depression(31%), current depression (56%), Table:2- Patient factor associated with physical abuse of elderly. Abused, n (%) Not abused n (%) N 55(10) 495(90) Multiple visit for injuries 3(6) 4(0.8) Bilateral injuries to face neck 9(16) 1(0.2) Malnutrition 2(4) 1(0.2) Elder marital conflict /domestic violence 39(71) 28(6) Dependent on others for food 10(18) 50(10) Caregiver present at home 2(4) 40(8) Table: 2, show that 10% of native elderly suffered physical mistreatment, a greater proportion of abused patients(6%) had multiple clinic visits for injuries ,bilateral injuries(16%) ,malnutrition(4%), marital conflict(71%) , dependency on others for food(18%) were patient factors associated with physical abuse of
(Fuschia Sirois pg35) In 2006..the university of Windsor in Ontario reported in a study of 254 adults that procrastinators had higher stress levels and more acute completed jobs in a timely manner.” This situation then affects a person’s health, creating anxiety, and stresses even more due to the facts that he or she is in a position where they have zero privacy to express themselves and from my opinion it can result in having a person becoming psychodynamic. In addition the second worse assumption of procrastinating fallout loosing your job as a result there would be no money to pay school, income, sources, and personal necessities. Friends and Family would look at you as a slacker and someone in responsible for his own, when looking for a job and
When the couple decides to live together before marriage, they do not know the negative effects to cohabiting before marriage. First, the higher risk of divorce and less satisfactory adjustments in marriage. Cohabiters who do marry are more at risk for subsequent divorce than those who did not cohabit before marriage. In the United States the risk of divorce is 50 percent higher for cohabiters than for non-cohabiters. The divorce rate is even higher with previously married cohabiters and serial cohabiters (those who have had several cohabiting experiences).
Police & Stress Police Administration Tracy Kondrak A lot of stress comes with being a police officer. A lot of times people don’t consider what that person goes through when their shift is over and it’s time for them to take that uniform off. Did you know that police officers have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation? They have the second highest rating for divorce in the nation. They are also known to be problematic drinkers.