Hsc 2024 Essay

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HSC 024 : PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE. 1.1 DEFINE THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF ABUSE: PHYSICAL ABUSE: Is deliberate physical force that may result in bodily pain, injury and impairment. Both young children and adults can be physically abused. Physical abuse includes a person being hit, punched, kicked, pinched, choked, smashing of furniture and personal belongings, threats of violence, locked in and out of the house etc. SEXUAL ABUSE: is when a person is forced or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity. When sexual contact is non- consensual, it is an abuse. It can happen to men and women of any age that is both old and young. Activities such as showing pornographic material, forcing the person to watch sex acts or forcing the person to undress are considered sexual abuse. EMOTIONAL ABUSE: when a person gains power and control over another person through words and gestures. These can undermine the other persons self respect. Emotional abuse can be name-calling, blaming, screaming, making threats, yelling, and neglecting, belittling and untrue accusations. FINANCIAL ABUSE: Tricking and threatening a person into giving away money or property, stealing or defrauding someone of money, goods and property and refusing to allow individual to manage their finances. For example when a support worker is taking money from a service user’s purse without his or her knowledge. INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE: happens when the routine and regime within the care setting deny people rights, choices and opportunities. It comprises neglect; physical abuse, service users not allowed to go out and their interest are not at the center of every decision made. SELF – NEGLECT: is the failure of a person to take care of himself or herself. Self-neglect can cause physical, mental or emotional harm to a person. It can happen as a result
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