eWinterbourne View was a hospital in Bristol that treated people with leaning difficulties and autism. Terry Bryan , a 35 year experienced nurse turned to the BBC Panorama programme after his complaints to the management and The CQC were ignored. An undercover reporter took a job there as a support worker, first he had training to show him how to reduce the chance of them getting violent and posing a risk to themselves. The message was all other options should be explored before resorting to holding someone down. During the reporters first days there he found that some of the staff ,as a first resort restrained the patients.
Task D In May 2011 BBC Panorama aired a program called “Undercover Care”. The program showed the unmanaged staff at Winterbourne View hospital mistreating and assaulting adults with learning disabilities and autism. The program caused up roar in society, people who watched it were left feeling angry, disgusted and shocked with how the staff had being treating service users. Winterbourne View was a hospital in south Gloucestershire for people with learning disabilities and autism whose behaviour sometimes made their health professionals and families worry. Winterbourne View hospital was put in place to help to assess and treat patients so that they could lead ordinary lives in their own homes.
The food is horrific, the sleeping conditions are terrible, and the place is very unsanitary. The nuns don’t show any respect for the children. For example, when Jennings wasn’t in the correct spot in line, Sister Frances took him and dragged him to his chair. “She grabbed me by the hair and dragged me to chair twenty-seven. (…)” Even though all these circumstances can make Jennings think negatively, he has held strong and maintained a positive attitude to the children and some nuns.
Assignment 204 Task B A.Solar Centre was a NHS foundation Centre in Doncaster. The home was supporting vulnerable adults with limited communication skills and a range of physical disabilities including blindness. Two support workers Hinds and Murphy spent two years from March 2005 to January 2007 abusing the service users. Abuse was both physical and mental, Hinds threw one man in his wheelchair, hit people. Murphy locked one woman in a cupboard.
The upbringing of Ed Gein left him emotionally impaired. After he was sent to prison, Ed was diagnosed by psychiatrist with the psychotic disorder of schizophrenia. (Hassett, 2007). Hallucinations and delusions are symptoms of Schizophrenia (Psychotic Disorders, 2014). Neurochemical imbalances were to blame for his condition after years of studying this disorder and his living condition.
New Asylums Ever since the development of asylums in the U.S., the mentally ill have been housed in these hosipitals. However, due to a number of different reasons, such institutes have been closing down. The lack of these mental facilities in todays society has been a growing concern; such closures have lead to mentally unhealthy ending up in prisons instead. The documentary, New Asylums, aimed to shed some light onto the many concerns regarding this use of prisons to house mentally ill individuals. When the mental health facilities were shut down, police and prisons are left to deal with the mantally ill patients.
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
American Prisons and the Need for Ethical Treatment of Minority Inmates Where can we place our mentally ill family members if they become unsafe to themselves or others? Is there government aid in place to help us? After World War II, the United States called for reform and close of the majority of psychiatric state hospitals where our mentally ill were treated and lived. Many thought that institutions did more harm than good and infringed on the rights of patients. A movement was formed to deinstitutionalize large state mental facilities.
Genetically induced psychotic behaviors caused Yates to commit a heinous crime without remorse and receive a lesser sentence in criminal court. Genetic Evidence and Psychological Factors in Criminal Behavior Biology plays a major role in the case of Andrea Yates. Although unknown to Yates in the beginning, her immediate family had a history of mental illnesses. Her brother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and two other siblings suffered from depression. After her oldest child was born, Yates developed postpartum psychosis, which caused her to experience hallucinations of stabbings (McLellan, December 2, 2006).
Leshner states, “As with many other brain diseases, addiction has embedded behavioral and social-context aspects that are important parts of the disorder itself” (Leshner). Recognizing addiction as a mental illness can help reduce the health and social costs that are directly related to treating addiction. Research has exposed that drug abuse is a severe health issue, as well as a social issue. Addicts become so obsessed with consuming the substance it causes their immune systems to shut down and causes the addict to be incapable of functioning properly in a social setting. Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being.