Unit 11 P1 Essay
Abuse is a violation of a person’s civil and human rights. There are different types of abuse and they all set out to intentionally or unintentionally put a person at risk and cause harm. An individual may not disclose that the abuse is taking place due to fear, being aware of …show more content…
Institutional abuse takes place within settings and services that vulnerable adults live in or use. It is mistreatment, abuse and neglect by a regime and violates a person’s dignity and physical, social, intellectual and emotional development. Institutional abuse may include organisations and staff members carrying out acts which abuse their power such as; not offering service user’s choice or promoting independence. No choice regarding meals or setting times meals times at inappropriate times. Having a lack of appropriate equipment specific to resident’s needs. Waking and sending residents to bed to suit staff which do not take account of personal needs and preferences. Discouraging residents relatives and family to visit and be involved in the vulnerable person’s care.
Indicators of institutional abuse may be taking place can include, breaching client’s confidentiality by discussing confidential matters with unauthorised personnel’s. Residents appearing malnourished or dehydrated due to lack of food and fluids. Poor standards of care