Definitions of Abuse

Chris Henson 02/12/13 NVQ Level 3 Units

Define the following:-
      1.1 physical abuse
Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, pain, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm.
Sexual Abuse
Is defined as, forcing undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another.
Emotional/psychological abuse
Is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma, such as anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, and abuse in the workplace.
Financial abuse
Is illegal or unauthorized use of a person's property, money, pension book or other valuables (including changing the person's will to name the abuser as heir); and often fraudulently obtaining power of attorney, followed by deprivation of money or other property; or by eviction from their own home.
Institutional Abuse
Institutional abuse can typically occur in a care home, nursing home, acute hospital or in-patient setting and can be any of the types of abuse discussed above.
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.
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 himself or herself, but fails to provide adequate care.

      1.2 The following are examples of signs and syptoms of each type of abuse listed in part 1.1

  * Psyscial abuse
  * Multiple bruising
  * Fractures
  * Burns
  * Bed sores
  * Fear
  * Depression
  * Unexplained weight loss
  * Assault (can be intentional or reckless)

Sexual abuse
  * Acting out in an inappropriate...