Psych abuse

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  1. What is the intergenerational transmission process?
    • Abuse is passed on from generation to generation through role modeling and social learning
    • -suggests that violence is a learned behavior
  2. What are characteristics of violent families?
    • -Social isolation
    • -abuse of power and control
    • -Alcohol and other drug abuse
    • -intergenerational transmission process
  3. What population is specifically at risk for abuse?
    Immigrant women
  4. Why are immigrant women at greater risk?
    • -cultural background that accepts abuse
    • -language barriers
    • -less perceived access to legal/social services
    • -fear of being forced to leave US
    • -inability to leave husband (economic dependency etc.)
  5. Psychological abuse (emotional)
    • -name calling
    • -belittling
    • -yelling
    • -destroying property
    • -screaming
    • -making threats
  6. Why does violence during pregnancy increase?
    • -lack of physical & emotional availability of partner
    • -jealousy
    • -possessiveness
    • -insecurity
  7. Traits of abusive husbands
    • -insecurity
    • -feeling of "ownership" over wife
    • -emotional immaturity
    • -jealousy
    • -possessive
  8. Traits of abused wives
    • -Dependency!
    • -feeling unable to function independently
    • -low self-esteem
    • -feeling they are to blame
  9. Cycle of abuse
    Violence --> Honeymoon phase --> Tension builds --> Violence
  10. SAFE questions
    • S- stress/safety
    • A- afraid/abuse
    • F- friends/family
    • E- emergency plan
  11. Warning signs of abused/neglected children
    • -serious injuries w/no report of trauma
    • -delayed treatment seeking
    • -inconsistencies or changes in child's medical history
    • -unusual injuries for where the child is developmentally at
    • -UTIs, bruised red or swollen genital, tears or bruising of rectum/vagina
    • -sexual maturity that is beyond the child's current developmental level
  12. Nursing intervention for child abuse
    • *Removing the child from the home/removing them from danger is the first step
    • -need a psychiatric evaluation
  13. how does the young child best communicate how they have been abused
    Play therapy- can draw or act out situations with puppets or dolls rather than having to talk about what happened
  14. Why do elders neglect to seek help when being abused?
    • -fear of being put in a nursing home
    • -fear of loosing their "support" system
    • -attempting to protect their family members
  15. Clinical picture of an elderly person being abused
    • -broken glasses, dentures
    • -missing hearing aids
    • -denied food, fluids, meds
    • -bruises or fractures
    • -confusion & disorientation
    • -unusual banking activity, unpaid bills
    • -smell of urine, lice, rashes, dirt
  16. Where does Rape most often occur?
    In a woman's neighborhood- often inside or nearby the home
  17. 4 categories that male rapists tend to fall into
    • 1. Exploitive predators- impulsively using victim
    • 2. Inadequate men- think no one would voluntarily have sex with them
    • 3. sexual sadists- aroused by causing pain
    • 4. Displacement for anger
  18. T or F- rape is generally premeditated
  19. Characteristics of men that are likely to commit dating violence
    • -expressing negativity about women
    • -acting tough
    • -engaging in heavy drinking
    • -exhibiting jealousy
    • -making belittling comments
    • -expressing anger
    • -using intimidation
  20. Nurses role in helping a rape victim
    • -allow her to take her time with the examination and interview process
    • -try to help the victim regain their sense of control
  21. Feelings often experienced by rape victims
    • -fear
    • -guilt
    • -embarrassment
    • -shock and disbelief
    • -helplessness
    • -humiliation
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Psych abuse
2013-10-04 00:19:04

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