Overt abuse of power
The overt abuse of power is linked to marginalisation, disempowerment, low self-esteem, restricted opportunities and negative behaviours of a service user.
When the members of staff use their power to abuse a patient, the patient may not just be abused by them but be discriminated, this is because when a carer treats physically and verbally a user, they will feel like they are left apart from the rest of the users and that they are not treated with the same rights as the others. Also, they will be mentally worst, because being abused is something which will be like a trauma for some people, essentially elderly people. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13548222 People who are discriminated by the others, but start to have a low self-esteem and start to not believe in their capacities because of what the carers tell them. About physically, some bruises can start to appear if they are grabbed with too much force or if their skin are very sensitive.
There was a case, which 13 carers abused vulnerable people in a hospital. They used their power to abuse the adults and to make they feel even more vulnerable and without confidence. In this case, they are marginalising the people, because as they are a group of vulnerable adults, the carers think they can treat them as they want and not give the same care as other people is receiving. Basically, the adults lost some of their self-esteem, by having that feelings, which will not be a good point for their mental health, because they will feel more emotional and they will be afraid to be around the others to talk with them or share some information. The carers at the hospital make those vulnerable people being restricted for their opportunities, and by this I mean that they were not giving the same rights and the same health care that they provide to others, because they were discriminating the adults by their age and by their health status. Also, it can be described as “Torture” as Andrew McDonnell...