Outcome 1 - Know How to Recognise Signs of Abuse Define the following types of abuse Physical abuse Physical abuse involves contact causing intimidation, injury or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Sexual abuse The forcing of undesired or unwanted sexual behaviour by one person on another. Emotional/psychological abuse Involves threatening or taking actions against a person that may cause mental or physical harm or humiliation. Financial abuse The unauthorised use of a person’s property, money or other valuables. Institutional abuse The failure to provide professional and appropriate services to vulnerable people.
The victims of discriminatory abuse could get less favourable treatment than other people because they are different. Indicators that discriminatory abuse is taking place could be that the person withdraws themselves from society because they feel are being discriminated against, or the victim could become stressed due to getting less favourable treatment which could then lead to health issues such as lack of sleep or ulcers. Domestic Abuse This is when there is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour within a relationship through which the abuser seeks power over their victim, which also tends to get worse over time. The abuser is not always a partner; it could be an ex-partner or even family members, although it is only considered domestic abuse if the victim is over 16 years of age. The main indicators of domestic abuse could be that the victim has unexplained injuries that could have been done by the abuser.
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Outcome 1; Q 1) and 2) Physical Abuse: Pushing and pulling clients, making inappropriate contact. A sign of this would be fear of staff or witnessing it with your own eyes. Unexplained bruises, scratches. Sexual Abuse: Touching them in inappropriate intimate places or taking indecent photos.
The mentally ill or homeless. Someone who is mentally handicapped or medically dependent people, such as nursing home patients or people with dabilitating diseases like MS, Parkinson's, or cancer. The elderly are at risk as are children. This is because they have nobody to protect them and are often abused by people in their lives. These are a few things that might predispose one to abuse.
People who are dependent on others for care are more prone to abuse for example people in care homes, or who have carers coming in and they are reliant on them for washing, changing feeding etc. People who rely on others for care may feel they can’t speak up about the abuse for fear of retribution or feel they don’t know who to tell. Vulnerable adults can also include such people as victims of domestic violence, homeless people, drug addicts,
They seem to not care about what is right or wrong. Everyone has rights regardless of any situation and an addict has the right to accept or decline treatment. Knowing their treatment plan is also essential. Counselors sometimes do not discuss the benefit of treatment but this will help the client feel more at ease. Sometimes they just need someone to listen and try to understand their point of view.
2007). These principles work in collaboration with each other for the patient, which endeavours to do the best in order to protect the patient from any harm (Dimond, 2008). However, Pozar (2006), Griffiths and Tenghah (2008) argue these two principles should outweigh respect for autonomy in life threatening situations, except when a competent patient is able to comprehend the life-threatening risk without the influence of others, then legally and morally professionals must respect the patient’s right to autonomy. Yet with regards to justice there is an obligation to treat people fairly and not to judge or discriminate against them in anyway (Dimond 2008). Whereas by definition, paternalism restricts a person’s right to autonomy, and takes another person’s autonomous right away and makes decision on their behalf, even if it is contrary to the wishes of the patient (Beauchamp and Childress 2001).
Example, walking away is braver than mouthing off. (This is something I can’t seem to do.). Violence involving calmness means that you have to avoid violence by trying not to be influenced by confliction towards you and others. Three common factors of sanity are peacefulness, joyfulness, and spiritually bound. “No matter what side you are on, you always find someone on your side who wishes that they were on the other.”- Jascha
CT298 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care 1.1 The different types of abuse and what they mean are: PHYSICAL – Causing physical harm to an individual by hitting, shaking, biting, throwing, burning or scalding, suffocating and force-feeding. SEXUAL – Behaving in sexual inappropriate ways, forcing an individual to take part in sexual activities, rape, buggery, watching sexual activities. EMOTIONAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL – Bulling, swearing, threats, inappropriate expectations, conveying feelings of worthlessness. FINANCIAL – theft of money or property, denying individuals access to their own money, mismanagement of individuals finances. INSTITUTIONAL – failure to maintain professional boundaries, misuse of authority, power over vulnerable individuals, inappropriate use of medication and physical restraint.
The risk of elder abuse becomes even greater when the caregiver is responsible for an older person who is sick or is physically or mentally impaired. Caregivers in such stressful situations often feel trapped and hopeless and are unaware of available resources and assistance. If they have no skills for managing difficult behaviors, caregivers can find themselves using physical force. Particularly with a lack of resources, neglectful situations can