Unit 11 P1

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This assignment will describe the forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults; describing indicators that abuse may be happening to adults. It will then look at factors that may lead to abusive situations and assess the possible immediate effects of two different forms of abuse. The abuse that will be specifically looked at will be sexual and financial abuse, further extending by evaluating the potential long term effects of the two types of abuse.
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 indicators that abuse may be happening to a person will help protect and put a stop to the abuse.
Domestic abuse is when a person in a close relationship with another person’s acts in a way that causes physical, emotional or mental harm. Domestic abuse can include threatening behaviour or violence and it can be physical, psychological, financial, sexual or discriminatory.
Physical abuse can be demarcated as a deliberate act which injures a person by using bodily contact. Physical abuse may be caused by using violence in forms such as, hitting, punching or kicking. Physical abuse can also be cause by Using medication to cause harm to a person, for example, giving too little or too much medicine which in turn will cause harm to the individual. Using inappropriate and unlawful sanctions to cause harm to a person, such as deprivation of food, clothing, warmth and health care needs.
Indicators that physical abuse may be taking place include Injuries that can’t be explained and the presence of unexplained bruising in areas that are well protected, for example, on the inside of the thighs. Marks caused by burns and especially unusual types such…...

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