Unsafe practices in Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest near Lancaster (May 2010 – September 2011): In report it states that nursing home staff neglected, emotionally and physically abused a persons with lack of capacity under The Mental Capacity Act 2000 because they would have no memory of the abuse and they couldn’t report it by themselves. There are few examples of how abuse happen: deliberately tipping resident out of wheelchair, striking, slapping, mocking and bullying resident, pelting residents with bean bags and balls at their heads “for entertainment as abusers felt bored”, laughing about residents. Failures to protect individuals: • Failure from staff team to provide care, treatment and support that meets people's needs.
The documentary provided clear evidence of the bullying and mental and physical abuse of patients from members of staff at the hospital. Under investigation other failures arose such as patients staying too long and far away from their families/carers, a high rate of physical intervention and a clear management fail with no registered Manager in place, substandard recruitment processes and limited staff training. However, not only were there failures within the hospital, multiple agencies failed to pick up on key warning signs. There was nearly 150 separate incidents including A&E visits by patients, police attendance at the hospital and safeguarding concerns reported to the local council. The general point of view from the report is that there was a complete systematic failure within the establishment which was unacceptable and could have been picked up on earlier by outside agencies.
I must agree one hundred percent with Sultz and young when they stated in the text “with the multitude of tasks performed everyday by hundreds of employees in a busy hospital. Misunderstandings and information breakdowns in patient care are inevitable” (p.85). It is just like the word game when we were children. You would tell someone, something that was important or silly and once it got to the third person, and what was said was not the original thing that was stated. So there do many of misunderstandings and others perceive thing differently and patient care is breaking down and leaving consumers with no quality care!
Contrary to that, there are also multiple similarities between their societal behaviors involving mental illnesses and ours. In Jane Eyre, there can be many arguments made on characters that can be considered ‘mentally incompetent’ or ‘insane’. One example would be Aunt Reed, who found it impossible to care for Jane as her own child simply because she did not like the child’s mother. Today, Aunt Reed would be designated as having Avoidant Attachment Disorder. This mental illness would be diagnosed based upon her hostility, her criticism, her self-important image and her lack of empathy towards Jane.
The third article focuses on a case study in which an elderly woman was abused and no proper investigation was completed within a nursing home setting. Analysis and conclusion of the research will be provided at the end of the paper. Problem Identification Identifying elder abuse within a long term care setting can be difficult. Nursing home residents often have poor safety awareness and a high rate of falls and related injuries. (Lachs & Boyer, 2002) It is sometimes hard to determine if a fracture or bruise comes from an unpreventable incident in a confused elder or if it came from abuse or negligence.
Everyone was in amazement because she rarely spoke, If I had gone on working and not stopped to check out the yelling then the other aide would have continue to abuse other patient's. Her license was revoked. The facility as well as the family pressed chargeds. Elder abuse is growing because the number of older citizens has increased. Estimates show that between one and two million people age 65 and over are injured, exploited , or otherwise mistreated by the person caring for them.
PROJECT IN GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY MOVIE ANALYSIS: BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS TITLE: DON’T SAY A WORD CHARACTERS * Elisabeth Burrows (Brittany Murphy) * Dr Louis Sachs (Oliver Platt) * Aggie Conrad (Famke Janssen) * Patrick Koster (Sean Bean) * Sandra Cassidy (Jennifer Esposito) * Nathan Conrad (Michael Douglas) BEHAVIORAL DISORDER: Schizophrenia (Elisabeth pretended to have it though she did not) Elizabeth had severe depression disorders from seeing her father brutally murdered. She was diagnosed with many things including manic depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress, and towards the end of the movie, a cognitive distortion. Most of them are misdiagnoses because Elisabeth only mimicked the symptoms of other disorders to stay institutionalised as she felt safe there. Of all these, she has only two namely, post traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive distortion. PROOF OF DISORDER IN FILM: Two scenes in the movie where there is clear depiction of mental illness are: in the early middle of the movie, Nathan was searching through Elizabeth’s files to find she had been diagnosed close to twenty different times and none of those twenty diagnoses seemed correct.
This is manifested during the transition episodes in which Eve Black emerges and Mrs. White reported no knowledge of her words and actions as Eve Black. She reported hearing voices which sounded like her own and felt impulses that she has no control over. She experiences disorientation (disturbance of orientation in time, place or person) that confused and disturbed her greatly. Intermittent headaches and blackouts worsened and even led to an unfounded aggression (motor counterpart of anger), harming her daughter in the process. This results to her falling into depression (psychopathological feelings of sadness) and opting to seek for help in
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(KMBC.com; Kansas City News, 2011). Equally dramatic is the case of two women having starved to death while in a California care facility under Department of Social Services supervision. Even when an ambulance was called and the women were hospitalized for severe malnutrition, no doctor reported neglect as obviously occurring (Quinn, Tomita, 1997, p. 56). This gross neglect breeds other problems. The elderly, ignored or unattended in care facilities or in their relatives homes, tend to suffer from