QCF module 5

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(5) Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Different Types of Abuse Physical Abuse: Physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, other physical suffering or bodily harm. In addition, symptoms of depression, emotional distress, and suicidal ideation are also common features of people who have been physically abused. (5.1.1) Warning signs and symptoms of physical abuse: Frequent injuries or unexplained bruises, welts, or cuts. Appearing always watchful and “on alert,” as if waiting for something bad to happen. Injuries appear to have a pattern such as marks from a hand or belt. Shies away from touch, flinches at sudden movements,…show more content…
(5.1.1) Warning signs and symptoms of institutional abuse: Inflexible and non-negotiable systems and routines Lack of consideration of dietary requirements Name calling; inappropriate ways of addressing people Lack of adequate physical care – an unkempt appearance (5.1.2) Self-Neglect: Self-neglect is a behavioral condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding, or tending appropriately to any medical conditions they have. Extreme self-neglect can be known as Diogenes syndrome. (5.1.1) Warning signs and symptoms of self-neglect abuse: Sores and minor wounds due to poor hygiene Infections Existing health problems may be exacerbated Neglect of personal hygiene Social difficulties and isolation Increased smoking, drug misuse or lack of exercise Refusing offers of help (5.1.2) Neglect by others: Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which a perpetrator is responsible to provide care for a victim who is unable to care for him or herself, but fails to provide adequate care. Neglect may include the failure to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, medical care, or the failure to fulfill other needs for which the victim cannot provide themselves. Neglect can develop into many long-term
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