Poor communication between the service user and carer is a factor, he or she may be unable to express their concerns or opinions. If an individual is not mobile or bed bound, they are frail and powerless to defend themselves. Someone who suffers with dementia and is aggressive may be susceptible to abuse as care staff may not know how to deal with this and become frustrated and lash out. Question 2a (Weighting:
Signs can be; A heightened sense of fear and anxiety around a person. Low self esteem Possible STD infection Inappropriate sexual behavior to others An interest in sex that is not in line with the age of the person. Fear of being with a certain sex. Emotional/psychological Abuse Many forms of abuse are obviously cruel. Emotional abuse is more subtle.
Being malnourished can be classed as physical abuse. Signs/symptoms: Signs of physical abuse can be injuries such as bruises, cuts and burns. These abuse injuries are usually in easily hidden places that cant be seen, they are unexplained and can go untreated to avoid being found. Physical injuries that are being inflicted over a period time are often in different stages of healing. Weight loss and unkempt appearance can be signs of abuse.
Forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults Types of abuse Abuse is mistreating another person by violating a person’s human and civil rights. The abuse can vary from treating someone with disrespect in a way which significantly affects the person's quality of life, to causing actual physical suffering. Abuse can happen to anyone, even in a healthcare setting such as, a residential or nursing home, a hospital, at a day care centre or an education environment, in supported housing or in the street. Vulnerable people are more at risk of being abused, such as people with learning, sensory or physical disability, older people who are more dependent on help from others. People with mental health problems or with dementia.
Another sign may be that a client will flinch when a certain carer goes near them. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse can also be referred to as molestation, and is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. It can take several different forms including: Being touched in an intimate area when you do not want to be. Being made to touch others in intimate areas when you do not want to. Having any type of sex when you don’t want to.
Physical abuse is the act of violence on an individual that causes pain. A number of different signs can indicate that a service user is being physically abused. The main signs are physical marks or injuries such as bruises, burns and fractures. In addition to this the service users behaviour can change such as becoming more shy, hesitant quiet and withdrawn. Depression is a common consequence of being physically abused as the service user is normally too scared or vulnerable to speak up and ask for help.
For example leaving someone in bed and them resulting in them having pressure sores. It can be be recognised by noticing bruising in uncommon places, fractures, fear of being touched, unexplained weight loss or gain. Sexual Sexual abuse is when another person knowingly causes another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act through force or threat. It can be recognised if you notice bruising, especially around the sexual areas or around thighs which could mean they were restrained. Soreness around the genital area, a sexually transmitted infection, unexpected pregnancy or change in normal behaviour for example a precoccupation with anything sexual.
It can include sexual penetration of any part of the body with a penis, finger or any object, sexual exploitation, making threats about sexual activities, exposure to pornographic material, touching of breast or genitals, kissing, etc Signs & Symptoms; bruises around breasts or genitals, genital infections, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn, stained, or bloody underwear, disturbed sleep patterns, vulnerable adult appears withdrawn and fearful, inappropriate dressing, etc Emotional/Psychological: is where one person gains power and control over another through words and gestures which gradually undermine the other’s self-respect. Emotional abuse can be name-calling, blaming, screaming, making
Aii > G~ Signs-symptoms The individual would be isolated and fee l fear, anxiety, anger and hesitate to speak openly, they may have weight loss and malnutrition, There hygiene would be poor and have untreated physical and medical problems like bed sores, they would have lack of support and medical aids like walking frame or wheelchair, they may show signs of fear towards care staff . They would be left dirty and
A couple of examples being, they may have physical abilities that may impair them like not being able to hear or see this may lead to communication difficulties. Or are elderly and are frail and weak. Some individuals may lack cognitive abilities and struggle with being able to understand what is happening or that it is wrong. Emotional resilience and stress could also make someone vulnerable to abuse; depression, relying on other for care and support, stressful scenarios like losing a loved one and grieving, divorce, loss of job and