Health and Social Care Unit 11 Essay

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Unit 11 Safeguarding.
P1) Describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults.
Physical Abuse - Is a form of abuse which may be violent towards another person who this person may be vulnerable and might not be able to protect themselves. Examples of this may be; cuts, bruises, and possible broken bones. The long term effects that physical abuse could have are mental illness, scared of people coming near them, loose self-esteem and confidence, and may become vulnerable.
Sexual Abuse- This may occur when there is unwanted sexual contact or forceful proceedings to do something sexual which you may not want to do. This normally involves two people but could be more people involved. Examples of this could be rape and touching
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This could be because; * No one else might not be able to see or hear what is going on. * Because the patient has a mental illness they can be confused easily * Easily tricked and teased. (Mental abuse).
The long term effects of someone being abused in their own home could be; * They become depressed * Flashbacks and hauntings * Lose all trust in people.

This is an easy opportunity for someone to be abused in their own home, unless you have signs or the service user changes in themselves you are always un a where that someone is being abused
If a service user who has Alzheimer’s and is in a residential home, they could potentially be at risk for abuse by a worker. This could be because the staff might rush to get out of work quicker; * This could lead to, force feeding the patients quickly – leading them to choke on their own food. * Pulling and tugging the patient to give them their daily wash, instead of using the correct equipment which would take them longer. * Only having 1 member of staff to a patient instead of 2 – the patient could tell someone else they are being abused but with only have 1 member of staff they would believe the staff member due to the patients’ illness.
Three contexts.
Lack of mental capacity to consent to sexual relationships.
People, who have a mental illness, are at danger to being sexually abused. This is because they are not sure what’s