Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

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Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

1.1 Define the following types of abuse:

Physical abuse

Physical abuse is any non accidental act of violence or rough treatment that causes physical injury, pain or discomfort.
Examples of physical abuse include:
Beating - e.g. Punching, pinching, shoving, striking with hand or other instrument
Burning and scalding
Rough handling or physical coercion
Restraining to furniture
The misuse of physical restraints
The misuse of pharmacological restraints
Forcing the individual to remain in beds, chairs or room.

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerced someone to participate in a sexual act that the individual does not want a part in. Sexual a use also refers to any behaviour that impacts on an individual 's ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs.

Examples of sexual abuse include:
Unwanted kissing or touching
Unwanted rough or violent sexual activity
Rape or attempted rape
Refusal to use birth control or the restriction of access to brith control
Sexual contact with someone who is drunk or otherwise incapable of giving informed consent
Threatening an individual into sexual activity
Using sexual insults towards an individual

Emotional and psychological abuse

Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation, manipulation and refusal to ever be pleased. This type of abuse can take many forms. Three general patterns of abusive behaviour include aggressing denying and minimising.
Even though there is no established definition for emotional abuse, it can possess a definition beyond verbal and psychological abuse. Blaming, shaming and name calling are a few identifiers of abuse that can hurt the individual emotionally.

Financial abuse

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