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Describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults. Describe indicators that abuse may be happening to adults.

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Unit 11 - Safe guarding adults and promoting independence Task 1 P1- Describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults. P2- Describe indicators that abuse may be happening to adults. Type Of Abuse Definition Of The Abuse Example Of The Abuse Indicators Of The Abuse Physical Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Striking, punching, pushing, pulling, slapping, biting, whipping, striking with an object, kicking, tripping, kneeing, strangling, rape, placing in stress positions (tied or otherwise forced) and withholding food or medication. Injuries (bruises, lacerations, cuts, burns, bite marks, fractures, etc.), drug/alcohol misuse, depression, isolation, self-harming, suicidal, nightmares/flashbacks, low self-esteem, low confidence, fear, panic attacks, and mistrust. Domestic Domestic abuse is the abuse of an individual within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control a person. This abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. ...read more.

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It can involve stealing money, not allowing a victim to take part in any financial decisions, or preventing a victim from having a job. Financial abuse includes: taking money or property, forging a person's signature, getting someone to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through deception, coercion, or undue influence, using a person's property or possessions without permission, confidence crimes ('cons') are the use of deception to gain victims' confidence, scams are fraudulent or deceptive acts, fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretence, or dishonest acts or statements for financial gain, telemarketing scams and using a person's credit cards without authorization. Stress, depression, unpaid bills, eviction notices, or notices to discontinue utilities, withdrawals from bank accounts or transfers between accounts that cannot be explained, unsual activity in a person's bank accounts including large, unexplained withdrawals, frequent transfers between accounts, or ATM withdrawal, belongings or property are missing, suspicious signatures on checks or other documents, and absence of documentation about financial arrangements Bullying Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. ...read more.

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Neglect Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which the perpetrator is responsible to provide care for a person who is unable to care for oneself, but fails to provide adequate care to meet a person's needs, thereby resulting in a person's demise. Neglect can include: ignoring medical or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, social care or educational services, the withholding of the necessities of life, such as medication, adequate nutrition. and heating. Malnutrition, rid or continuous weight loss, not having access to necessary physical aides, inadequate or inappropriate clothing, untreated medical problems,dirty clothing/bedding,Lack of personal care. Institutional Institutional abuse can typically occur in a care home, nursing home, acute hospital or in-patient setting and can be any of the following: discriminatory abuse, financial abuse, neglect, physical abuse, psychological and emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Unsatisfactory living conditions, ignoring medical or physical care needs poor care standards, dirty clothes, soiled bedding, and phycial injuries. Decline in social activity, withdrawn, poor appearance, mood swings, depression, lowered self-esteem, low confidence, inadequate staffing and an insufficient knowledge base within the service and rigid routines. ...read more.

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A very good essay presented in the form of a table. This helps to make it clear, organised and easy to read. It has a variety of forms of abuse, plenty of examples and some of the effects. It could be expanded by discussing ways in which a care worker might be able to identify the effects of abuse in a person. This is an essay that starts well in the discussion of infancy and childhood. However, as with many essays of this nature, the writer has not included the same detail in the later life stages. There is much that can be added about self concept, person development and bereavement in the later life stages that can be just as interesting as child development and would enhance this essay greatly.

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 01/04/2013

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