Hsc 024 Essay

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HSC 024 1.1 Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional or psychological abuse • Financial abuse • Institutional abuse • Self-neglect • Neglect by others. Physical abuse: It can be described as hitting, burning or scalding, suffocating, force feeding, throwing. Sexual abuse: forcing an individual to take part in sexual activity or behave in sexually inappropriate ways, raping, watching sexual activities on the internet. Emotional abuse: bullying, invoking threats or fear, devaluing individual self-esteem, verbal abuse and swearing, imposing inappropriate expectations, conveying feelings of worthlessness, exploitation. Financial abuse: theft of money or property, misappropriation or mismanagement of individuals’ finances, denying individuals access to their own finances, particularly with the elderly or individuals with learning difficulties. Self-neglect: individuals engaging in neglectful or self-harming behaviours including refusing to eat or drink, neglecting personal hygiene or toilet needs, causing actual bodily harm to self-including cutting. Neglect by others: not caring for the basic needs of individuals including neglectful practice in washing, toileting and personal hygiene. 1.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. Physical abuse e.g. bruising, bite marks, burn marks, changes in behaviour, can lead to death in extreme cases; Sexual abuse e.g. disturbed behaviour including self-harm, inappropriate sexualised behaviour, repeated urinary infections, depression, loss of self-esteem, impaired ability to form relationships; Emotional abuse e.g. loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, withdrawn; Financial abuse e.g. loss of trust,
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