Every situation of elder abuse may need a different approach with preventative strategies. As stated, “some examples of strategies include: Abuse Registries & Criminal Background Checks, addressing ageism, advance planning tools, and public Awareness”. Generally, the term “abuse registry” refers to a list of offenders with proved occurrences of abuse and with many cases it is used to conclude whether certain people should be forbidden from working with defenseless people or in specific situations, like a home for elders. Registries are sometimes thought of as a preventative “line of defense”. With registries individuals have been discovered to have abused an adult or elder during a background check for job inquiries.
Know how to recognise signs of abuse Define the following types of abuse and identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse: * physical abuse * sexual abuse * emotional/psychological abuse * financial abuse * institutional abuse * self-neglect * neglect by others Physical Abuse: Physical abuse is a conscious use of strength and power that can lead to injuries and pain inflicted on the victim. People of all different ages can be physical abused, physical abuse includes hitting, slapping, pushing, pinching, force feeding, kicking, burning, misuse of medication and restraint. A carer causing illness or injury to someone in order to gain attention for themselves. Threatened or hurt with
Assignment 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Task A Booklet. AI. Describe in your own words what is meant by the following types of abuse: Physical Abuse: Defined as the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. Physical abuse can include; Hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, force feeding, forcing medication, leaving people to sit in faeces or urine.
Financial or material: Including theft, fraud, misuse of property, possessions, benefi ts, and deliberate or premeditated mismanagement of fi nances. Neglect and acts of omission: Including ignoring medical or physical care needs, failing to provide access to appropriate health, social care or educational services, withholding medication, nutrition or heating. Discriminatory:Including abuse that is racist, sexist, or based on disability or age, other forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment. Institutional: Including people being mistreated by services or in places such as residential homes, nursing homes or hospitals because of poor or inadequate care, neglect or poor working practice that affects the whole of that service. AII).
Individuals who abuse adults often threaten, harass, or intimidate them. For example, some abusers threaten to not let the elderly adults see their grandchildren. Others may prevent older adults from having visitors, or may threaten to leave them alone. They often feel shame, guilt, or embarrassment that someone in the family or someone close has harmed them. The
Injuries (bruises, lacerations, cuts, burns, bite marks, fractures, etc. ), drug/alcohol misuse, depression, isolation, self-harming, suicidal, nightmares/flashbacks, low self-esteem, low confidence, fear, panic attacks, and mistrust. Domestic Domestic abuse is the abuse of an individual within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control a person. This abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual.This can include hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, threats, controlling or domineering behaviour, intimidation and stalking.
PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 1. KNOW how to recognise signs of abuse 1 :1 DEFINE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF ABUSE • Physical abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional/psychological abuse • Financial abuse • Institutional abuse • Self-neglect • Neglect by others 1:2 IDENTIFY THE SIGNS AND/OR SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH TYPE OF ABUSE. 1) Physical abuse is deliberate physical force that may result in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. Both old and young people can be physically abused. There are signs or indicators to show physical abuse and there are ways in which victims and abusers act or interact with each other.
There are many forms of possible discriminatory practice in Health & Social Care, for example: • Labelling or stereotyping people e.g. making assumptions, being prejudice • Avoiding service users because they’re different • Using negative body language to service users because they’re different
When discrimination occurs it can have a very adverse effect on the people who are subjected to it. There are many different types of discriminatory practice in a health and social care setting, they can be obvious (overt), subtle or sometimes unintentional. This task will explain three types of discriminatory practice and the effects that each practice has on those who are subjected to them. The first type of discriminatory practice that I have chosen is prejudice. Prejudice is usually found when staff members judge those who are in their care inappropriately because of case notes of the person or from information other members of staff have provided them with.
Alcohol abuse can have very serious affect on a person’s temperament, which can lead to spousal and even child abuse. Alcohol often is the number one cause in divorce and spending time in jail. It can also affect relationships outside of the family; many people have lost life long friends