Introduction Abuse to the elderly people has been a common practice in most societies in different parts of the world, there is need to stop this trend in line with the protection of human rights. Research has found that 60 percent of elderly people are abused all over the world. This is attributed to the difficulties that the elderly undergo, ranging from violation of their rights, financial abuse, psychological torture, physical abuse and negligence. The research carried in nursing institutions ranked the nursing homes as the leading places of negligence to the elderly. Majority of elderly people are taken to the nursing homes where they are left without enough care or given last priority in terms of medical needs and the diet. The causes of elderly abuse closely linked to institutions, employment employee and the specific client characteristics.
Elder Abuse | Case Study Template
The following case vignette provides key concepts that could be considered when developing a plan of care for a patient who may require a controlled substance to manage their health concerns. As with any clinical situation, there are many patient variables that must be considered, including comorbid conditions, social determinants of health and their personal choices. June is a 73 year old woman who is a new patient recently referred to the primary care clinic and seeing Matt, the NP. Her prescribed dose is 1 mg at bedtime, but she has been taking 2 mg at bedtime for the last 2 to 3 months due to poor sleep. She also takes a tablet during the day with glass of scotch for anxiety. Her other medications include candesartan and paroxetine for depression.
Case study: Financial abuse
Physical Abuse- The use of physical force such as, hitting, beating, pushing, shaking, slapping, kicking, burning and pinching, that results in physical pain, bodily injury or impairment. Also included in physical abuse is force-feeding and the use of drugs and physical restraints. Financial Abuse and Neglect- Failing to use income or assets of the patient for the benefit, support and maintenance of the patient. The illegal, unauthorized or improper use of the resources of the patient. The elderly are at increased risk for abuse, with those over the age of 80 at the highest risk.
Hourglass England helped make sure Betty received the urgent support she needed:. Betty was 94 years old, had advanced dementia and was very vulnerable. Shocking footage showed care staff mocking and taunting a frightened Betty, with a further recording showing staff removing bandages meant to cover one of her many open sores and wrapping them around her head.