Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Concept Analysis
Aim. This study is to analyse the concept of safeguarding the vulnerable adults and the role of registered nurse.
Background. Registered nurse has major responsibilities in caring and safeguarding the vulnerable adult population. Reduction of health inequalities among vulnerable adults are top international healthcare priorities. Vulnerable adults are among most vulnerable of the populations, many people associate vulnerability with old age only, resulting in negative stereotypical views.
Understanding the concepts of vulnerability as relates to adults population, examines how and why adults could be vulnerable ...view middle of the document...
Another researcher (Wisner et al, 2004) define vulnerability as a features of a person or group and their situation that determine their capacity to foresee, cope-with, reject and recover from the impact of a hazard whereas the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (2005) defines vulnerability as the ability to: ‘Be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced or attacked.’
In a concept analysis of vulnerable by Purdy (2004), the term vulnerability refers to individuals of population viewed as unprotected exposed, undefended, sensitive or immature.
The term risk, which is often used and its many variation as a surrogate term in the discussion of vulnerability. The term risk was used to express chance of probabilities that a particular results will happen following a particular exposure, and implies the potential for poor outcome (Burt 2005).
The terms commonly used in the place of vulnerable were at risk, risk, risk behaviour, high risk, risk group, risk factor, risk categories and risk exposure.
Hilary and Mary (2008) studied that concepts, conceptualizing risk to older people only as a person can become vulnerable in the society at any age, could be at risk at any age but people associate vulnerability with old age. Vulnerability is the lived experience of risk.
Appropriate Realm (Sample) Data Collection
This report contains information on referrals to adult social care safeguarding teams in England derived from the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults (AVA) data collection for the period 2010-11. It presents a variety of information on aspects of the safeguarding process.
It’s very important to note that this report is being made available to the public as Experimental Statistics, which is defined in the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics as new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage. (HM Government Data.gov.uk)
Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England 2010-11: Experimental Statistics - Final Report
Data Source: The Health and Social Care Information Centre http://www.hscic.gov.uk/searchcatalogue?q=Vulnerable+adults&area=&size=10&sort=Relevance
In 2000, the Department of health and the Home Office jointly published the ‘No Secrets’ documents. This document provide strategy for local authorities to work along with police, NHS, regulators and other partner agencies to tackle abuse and prevents its occurrence.
In order to respond to this, in 2004 the abuse of the older people was the subject of a Health Select Committee inquiry. This led to the Department of Health funding a project delivered by Action on Elder Abuse. The scope of this project included looking at the current recording systems used by local authorities and the development and piloting of new recording and reporting systems.
To consider categories, causes and effects of...