Unit 11

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Unit 11: Safe guarding adults and promoting independence-P1 P2 P3 M1 D1-Dilys White
P1: Types of abuse
Abuse is the violation of an individual 's human and civil rights by any other person or persons. The harm may be physical, psychological or emotional or may be directed at exploiting the vulnerability of the victim in a more subtle way. There are many different types of abuse such as physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, exploitation, discriminatory, institutional, bullying, self-harm and domestic abuse.
Institutional abuse is the maltreatment of a person (often children or older adults) from a system of power. This can range from acts similar to home-based child abuse, such as neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and hunger, to the
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allowing people to follow their own spiritual or cultural beliefs or choice about their own sexuality
Indicators of discriminatory abuse may include: lack of choice lack of privacy and dignity lack of personal belongings use of punishment - withholding food and drink

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is defined as the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. Physical abuse may include hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, shaking, slapping, kicking, pinching, and burning. Also, inappropriate use of drugs and physical restraints, force-feeding, and physical punishment of any kind also are examples of physical abuse.
Signs and symptoms bruises, black eyes, welts, lacerations, and rope marks bone fractures, broken bones, and skull fractures open wounds, cuts, punctures, untreated injuries in various stages of healing sprains, dislocations, and internal injuries/bleeding broken eyeglasses/frames, physical signs of being subjected to punishment, and signs of being restrained
Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is defined as sexual contact of any kind with a person. Sexual contact with any person incapable of giving consent is also considered sexual abuse. It includes unwanted touching, all types of sexual assault or battery, such as rape, sodomy, coerced nudity, and sexually explicit photographing.5
Signs and symptoms bruises around the breasts or genital
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