Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Hsc

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Assignment 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Task A BOOKLET Ai Physical abuse This means abusive action of hitting, kicking, slapping, pushing/pulling, burning, scalding, and nipping or force feeding a client. The use of a restraint and the misuse of medication; anything trying to hurt or injure another person. Leaving a client in wet or soiled clothing and/or bedding. Sexual abuse Not giving informed consent to any sexual activity, including rape, masturbation, indecent exposure, enforced witnessing of sexual acts to which a vulnerable adult has not consented; or was pressured into consenting. Emotional/psychological abuse This includes: bullying, threats of harm or abandonment, ignoring, controlling, blaming, intimidation, harassment, coercion, verbal abuse, not giving a client privacy or dignity, isolation or withdrawal from services or support networks. Lack of human contact and inter-action. Financial Abuse This can be theft, fraud, financial transactions, pressure in connection with wills, misuse of property, possessions or benefits. Institutional abuse This is the failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to vulnerable service users; poor care standards, rigid routines, inadequate staffing, lack of positive responses to complex needs and insufficient knowledge base within the service. Excessive or inappropriate doses of sedation/ medication. Self neglect This is when a person neglects their own care needs; such as lack of personal hygiene, lack of eating, no heating or comfort. Being isolated and absence of prescribed medication. Neglect by others This means it is when either a family member or care worker fails to meet someone’s support needs, as a result of neglect; people can become ill, hungry, cold, dirty, injured or deprived of their rights. Aii SIGNS AND

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