2. Other background information that must be cleared up concerns history of traumas, domestic violence, housing status, primary usage of drugs, mental health problem in family, cases of hospitalization, treatment, previous usage of medication. All these items can influence current client's condition. Despite, as Meredith’s sister Sarah also has some personal problems, it is necessary to find out the origin of it; Sarah might have personal disorder that is inherited, so Meredith is under the risk to have it. 3.
I. Background/Problem Nowadays, we have seen much news that related with the family violence. It is the problem that needs to reduce and find the way out increasingly. Beginning with government sector in Thailand, they campaign to reduce the family violence by legislate and promote the family law to punish the culprit and protect the victim that is attacked from the members among family. Katherine, R(2011) presented that , “Domestic violence, also commonly referred to as family violence, is a form of interpersonal violence, and includes intimate partner violence (also known as spousal abuse or assault),child abuse and neglect, and abuse of older adults (or elder abuse). Intimate partner violence against women refers to a variety of behaviors including physical and sexual assault, intimidation, coercion and threats, verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse, isolation, and financial abuse committed to gain or sustain power and control in the context of a current or former intimate relationship, including same-sex and dating relationships.” The main factors that cause of the family violence that we can see through to the present day that are misunderstanding among family members, drinking alcohol, being unfaithful and losing one’s senses.
Consequently, there are abuses constantly occurring in assisted living facilities. Since abuse occurs throughout assisted living facilities, state and federal governments should establish regulations to inspect employees’ criminal record, have surveillance of the areas that do not affect patient privacy and promote family visits. People need to realize that he elderly have emotions like everyone else, they should not be getting mistreated in assisted living facility. Instead they should be getting help and enjoying the life they have until it is time for them to go. If these people are constantly abusing elderly’s, the law enforcement should arrest the employees.
As such, it is important for all nurses to understand financial abuse and who is at risk, how it presents, and what can be done to prevent it in order to protect the elderly. Financial Abuse and Those at Risk. As noted by Statistics Canada (2013), the number of older adults will more than triple by 2031, thus the number of cases of elder abuse will likely increase in alignment. With this notion in mind, it seems ostensive that nurses must develop a decent understanding of what it entails, including identification of those who may be most vulnerable. Financial abuse involves the unauthorized use and or procurement of an older adults wealth (Gibson & Honn Qualls, 2012, p. 26).
When a person experiences crisis, there will either be a negative outcome or a positive one. The direction of the outcome depends on a number of factors such as -- physical and emotional health of the individual, support from others, childhood upbringing, past experience with similar situations, and the duration of the crisis situation. I propose to focus specifically on the life crises with which the elderly population faces, notably the loss of a spouse or companion, retirement, and contending with a terminal illness. Through examining the latter crises and their potential to influence the health of an elderly individual, I expect to learn of means by which the elderly may give way to in order not to become overwhelmed with the changes. Different life crises have different impacts.
To expose current elderly abuse, health professionals must be educated about abuse and appropriately screen the elderly, because they are often the only caregivers the elderly will come into contact with outside of the home (Touza 2017). To prevent elder abuse, society must first expose the existing abuse to raise awareness, and educate the elderly, their families, and caregivers, if they are separate from the family (Kalayci 2016). Also, there must be resources provided to those family members or caregivers who are experiencing stress or frustration, so they can remain patient and helpful in taking care of the elderly (Friedman, Avila & Partida
Many studies try to refer to mental and physical impairments in an elderly person as a risk for abuse. However, the t... ... middle of paper ... ...rson is cut off from communication with others, the effects on the mind can be damaging as well as the fact that their abuse is likely to continue to go unnoticed if isolated. The perpetrators of elderly abuse typically care for the victim, whether it be a family member or a caregiver from a nursing or assisted care facility. However, data from The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study 1998 characterized the perpetrators as being family members in “nine out of ten (89.7 percent) substantiated incidents of domestic elder abuse and neglect” (The Administration for Children and Families & The Administration on Aging, 1998). The report continues by stating that “Adult children of elder abuse victims were the most likely perpetrators of substantiated maltreatment (47.3 percent)” (The Administration for Children and Families & The Administration on Aging, 1998).
Other studies also showed that PTSD symptoms were associated with family functioning (Dekel and Monson, 2010), contributed to dysfunctional family environment (Ray and Vanstone, 2009), and PTSD led to intimate relationship problems (Monson, Taft, and Fredman, 2009). All these study will be considered a background in examining the PTSD promote secondary traumatization, which create dysfunction and instability in the family leading to divorces among combat veterans suffering from PTSD. Purpose Statement The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study is to examine the detail how combat PTSD can lead to divorces. Phase one of this study will cover the quantitative research questions and hypotheses to address PTSD and divorce variables with combat veterans at four major military bases in the United States. The information from this first phase will be explored further in a second qualitative phase.
Courts There are quite a few issues that must be addressed when assessing the state of the criminal justice system dealing with courts. The task force will need to know what health and social service needs are pre... ... middle of paper ... ...riencing neglect, physical abuse, financial abuse, and emotional abuse, all while their physical and cognitive health is steadily declining. Thus people from different fields could come together (i.e. doctors, financial advisors, social workers, etc.) to create an action plan that best fits the needs of the elder adult.
Those who should be the most honored end up being one of the most vulnerable populations and a group of people that require special attention and care. These people require skilled nursing care and support from family and friends. Regardless of the abuse, it would lead to the needless suffering, pain, and violations of human rights. Elder abuse violates the principles of ethics; some of them are justice, autonomy, and nonmalificence. When dealing with older adults the caregivers are required to provide a fair treatment.