They may find it difficult to carry out physical tasks due to sensory loss. A person is unique and may have had different life experiences which means the way dementia affects them is personal to them. They have different likes/ dislikes and needs so we must try to meet these the best we can. 1.3 A person with dementia may feel excluded from society because the way they are treated by other's. They may not be given the oppourtunity to be involved just because other's haven't got the time of day for them.
The perpetrator may have been abused as a child; violence may have become a means of resolving disputes in the family/social network. Family history of violence. The stress of caring for a physically and/or mentally frail adult without adequate support can lead to abusive behavior towards the adult. Other events may have occurred to exacerbate the situation, such as a job loss, moving house, the death of a significant other, or financial problems. Dependency on the vulnerable person for money, shelter or emotional support can arouse resentment, sometimes abuse.
This could jeopardise the staff members job as they weren’t doing their job properly and they weren’t following policy and procedure, and it could harm the client as they might suffer consequences of taking the drug, such as overdosing, or they could be allergic to it without realising. Controlled drugs administered by 2 members of staff
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.
This can include being denied opportunities such as employment or accommodation because of their illness. Stigma in the form of social distancing has been observed when people are unwilling to associate with a person with mental illness. This might include not allowing the person to provide childcare, or declining the offer of a date (Corrigan et al, 2001). Self-discrimination or internalised discrimination is the process in which people with mental health problems turn the stereotypes about mental illness adopted by the public, towards themselves. They assume they will be rejected socially and so believe they are not valued (Livingston and Boyd,
These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practice by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm. All employees should report any concerns of abuse they have. These might include evidence or suspicions of bad practice by colleagues and managers, or abuse by another individual, another worker or an individual’s family or friends. If I
Carers should take into consideration any form of distress shown by the individual e.g. a service user may have a tendency to be aggressive to service providers. The psychodynamic perspective would explain this by saying that the individuals aggressive behaviour is due to experiencing inner turmoil and tensions and conflicts from the person’s past are projected into current situations. Service providers should not take this personally – it will be due to unresolved conflicts with one’s same sex parent. In severe cases help should be provided through the use of psychotherapy.
Compassion fatigue can eventually affect one’s personal relations, as it can cause the caregiver to withdraw, isolate, or detach oneself if unaddressed. Failure to cope with work stressors can even lead to risky behaviors, such as alcohol or substance abuse. Compassion
These professionals should understand the importance of self-care to avoid burnout. After all it is difficult to help people when suffering from burnout. It is unethical to treat clients while suffering from burnout. The ethical principles of the NASW, ACA, APA, and the AAMFT, clearly states that burnout impairs the ability to treat the client competently and that the therapist should consult a colleague and take remedial action before assisting any clients. This incompetence can cause considerable harm to vulnerable clients (Zur, Ph.D., n.d.).
The belief in the caregiver will encourage the patient follow the plan of care benefiting both patient and caregiver. If the caregiver or patient is perceived in a negative perspective, patient or caregiver, healthcare communication fails creating a negative effect on caregiver and patient. Healthcare communication can happen in different forms and can be as simple as a person’s posture or facial expression. A negative attitude shown by a caregiver can make a patient feel inadequate in the situation and unable to participate in his or her care. A negative attitude of a patient can create doubt in the caregiver that the patient has a desire or even know how to participate in his or her care.