Furthermore, the stereotype leads to prejudice because, I used to run away from individuals with mental illnesses when they walk by me, and the reason for this type of behaviour was due to the lack of knowledge in regard to the nature and causes of mental illnesses. As fellow citizens and nursing students, we are members of our community, and we play a big role and our society and around the world. If we see others are being treated unjustly, it is our responsibility to ensure that they are treating justly regardless of their mental states. In a social sense individual with mental illnesses around the world, have equal right as everyone else, and as a member of their communities they share the same responsibilities and rights as
Service users came from all over the country – this shows evidence that there is a shortfall of services of this kind for those with learning disabilities. The abuse that took place at Winterbourne View was criminal. The staff whose jobs were to care and support service users were shown to be abusing them. The undercover footage showed care staff repeatedly punching, slapping and kicking service users. The overuse of physical intervention was cruel and inappropriate with some service users being restraining under chairs.
There are 7 different types of abuse in a health and social care setting and unfortunately, it is happening all the time. The different types are listed below, followed by an explanation of each along with signs, symptoms and what to do if you suspect abuse. • Physical abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional/psychological abuse • Financial abuse • Institutional abuse • Self neglect • Neglect by others What is abuse? Abuse is a violation of a person’s human and civil rights by another person and can take many forms. Abuse can be carried out by anybody: care staff, friends, acquaintances and even a person’s own family and children.
The place was called The Winterbourne view that was owned by Castlebeck Care Ltd based in Teeside. It was nationally reported and named and shamed on the tv show Panarama. The Winterbourne case was reported nationally because it was such a disgusting mistreatment of vulnerable people, 11 members of staff were caught on cctv after visitors and patients complained about mistreatments. The evidence that was captured showed physical abuse such as, slapping, poking eyes, pulling hair, even as unbelievable as trapping them under chairs, and soaking residents in freezing cold water. It also showed emotional and verbal abuse in the form of name calling.
Often children and young people can become seriously ill very suddenly which means that as a member of staff they should be alert to any changes in their behaviour which could indicate pain or nausea. When a child becomes sick or lets the school staffs know that they feel unwell, staff will need to sufficiently look after them until their parent or a carer arrives to collect them. In life threatening situations the emergency services should always be contacted straight away. An emergency situation which requires urgent medical attention includes: * An open wound that won’t stop bleeding or where the blood is pumping out. * Burns or scalds to the child’s skin * Meningitis symptoms such as a stiff neck, fever, headache and a rash that doesn’t fade when pressed by a glass.
Effects of Child Abuse Tens of thousands of children are suffering each year due to domestic violence by their parents or guardians. Child abuse can result in poor outcomes. Domestic violence is existent in all cultures, homes, communities of faith, etc. Physical abuse refers to any behavior that involves the intentional use of force against the body of another person that risks physical injury, harm, and/or pain (Dutton, 1992). Child abuse has created massive sufferance of children and can cause negative outcomes through emotional instability in the mind and heart, painfulness of physical wounds, and can cause traumatic distress in the future.
A Safeguarding reminder for those who work in the care profession Types of abuse and there signs and symptoms Physical abuse: when a person is physically harmed by someone who is responsible for their care. Signs and symptoms of physical abuse would be: * Cuts, scratches, bite marks * Scalds, burns * Untreated skin conditions * Failure to report a medical condition which leads to deterioration or distress. Sexual abuse: is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse would be: * Bruising in genital area * Not wanting to be touched * Emotional distress Financial abuse: illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s money, pension or other valuables. Signs and symptoms of financial abuse would be: * Missing personal possessions * Lack of clothing and/or toiletries * Unexplained money withdrawals * Unexplained paranoia Institutional abuse: the mistreatment of a person from a system of power.
Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If a care worker has reported an unsafe practice and find that nothing has been done about it, it is their duty to ask the manager why nothing has been done to correct the situation, if still nothing has been done then you need to seek someone of higher authority such as a regional manager and so on, if nothing has still being done about it, then you can contact the Care Quality Commission, the Safeguarding Team at the local Social Services department or the General Social Care Council. Describe three factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others. A work setting in a care home could make individuals more vulnerable to abuse because the staff could be untrained, not enough staff on shift or even the stress/pressure of the job An Individual (circumstance) someone who maybe suffering from dementia or some other form of mental health problems maybe disabled someone who is isolated and more vulnerable than others, also people who depend on others to look after them may not be able to stop someone else from hurting them or taking advantage of them Work environment; individuals who work
The sentence to be fair involves taking those things into account. But inevitably there is criticism. It is hard to get media coverage of the circumstances of the accused. The public does not want to know. The public is hard.” From that it can be seen that the public is bias towards the circumstances of the supposed victim and wants the accused punished without any regard to their situation.
George Keyworth was not a ethical person because he leaked confidential information and also let a investigation be opened, instead of being honest. CEO Dunn showed an ethical attitude and was forced to resign by board members, which describes the other board members to be unethical also. 2. Who are the stakeholders impacted by this situation? How would you rank their claims? Everyone related to this company is affected by this situation.