Case Study on Health and Social Care

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Running head:CASE STUDYCase StudyName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1CASE STUDYTable of ContentsIntroduction............................................................................................................................2LO12Answer: 1...........................................................................................................................2Answer 2............................................................................................................................3References.............................................................................................................................4
2CASE STUDYIntroductionMost people who work in health and social care settings become familiar with theoccurrence of abuse among the residents staying at the care facilities. Individuals who are ata risk of abuse stay in such healthcare settings due to reasons such as old age, mentalimpairments or physical disabilities. These people are generally not able to take self-careand fail to protect themselves against exploitations or harms. All health and social careworkers are entitled with the responsibility of safeguarding such vulnerable people byproviding good quality care and empowering them (Penhale 2014). This assignment willillustrate a case scenario where following the death of her husband, an old widower Bridgethas been subjected to abuse by her friend. The report will further discuss the legislationsand policies that have been formulated to prevent the incidence of such abuse in health caresettings and will finally propose practice strategies that need to be adopted by theprofessionals.LO1Answer: 1In United Kingdom, there is significant increase in the older population. According toreports more that 13% of the total population in UK is above 65 years of age(Spijker andMacInnes 2013). According to the department of health, UK, the number is expected toincrease up to 20% in the coming years(Cotter et al. 2012). This rapid growth of the olderpopulation raises a serious concern in the domain of the health and well-being of the seniorcitizens residing in UK(Spijker and MacInnes 2013). It has known that the population ofolder people is most vulnerable, susceptible towards unscrupulous business practises incomparison to that of the younger groups(Lichtenberg, Stickney and Paulson 2013). Theelders who are unable to protect themselves from the exploitation, abuse and are neglectedby others fall under the group of the vulnerable elders(Harper 2014).According toLichtenberg et al. (2016), it is an article of faith in the business of fraudto go ahead with the older people.Holmes and O'loughlin in the year 2014reported that theloneliness of the older persons increases their vulnerability towards several fraudulentbusiness practices. Another reason pointed out by theHolmes and O'loughlin(2014) is,older peoples are always in a greater need for social interactions than that of the youngercounterparts and thus further making them vulnerable towards the fraudulent activities. Incase this case, Bridget has no one for her social conversation after the death of herhusband, the only one she can talk or converse with is Mr Y, who was her friend. She trusted
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