Unit 5 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Hsc024

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Unit 5 1.1 Physical abuse Physical abuse involving contact planned to cause bodily harm, feelings of intimidation, other physical suffering or injury • Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another • Emotional/psychological abuse Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; violation • Financial abuse Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorized use of a person’s money, property, pension book or other valuables. • Institutional abuse Institutional abuse involves failure of an organization to provide appropriate and professional individual services to vulnerable people. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behavior that amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness, stereotyping and rigid systems. • Self neglect Self-neglect is a behavioral condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, feeding, clothing, or medical conditions they might have. • Neglect by others Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which the wrongdoer is responsible to provide care, for someone, who is unable to care for oneself, but fails to provide adequate care to meet their needs. Neglect may include failing to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, medical care or other needs. 1.2 Physical Abuse * Injuries that are the shape of objects * Injuries in a variety of stages or injuries that have not received medical attention * A person being taken to many different places to receive medical attention * Skin infections * Dehydration or unexplained weight changes or medication being lost * Behavior that indicates that the person is afraid or avoiding the perpetrator * Change of behavior
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