PROBLEMS RELATED TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT

PROBLEMS RELATED TO - PROBLEMS RELATED TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT DSM-IV IF FOCUS OF ATTENTION IS ON THE VICTIM[SURVIVOR 995.52 Neglect of child 995.53

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PROBLEMS RELATED TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT DSM-IV IF FOCUS OF ATTENTION IS ON THE VICTIM [SURVIVOR]: 995.52 Neglect of child 995.53 Sexual abuse of child 995.54 Physical abuse of child 995.81 Physical abuse of adult 995.83 Sexual abuse of adult IF FOCUS OF ATTENTION IS ON THE PERPETRATOR [OFFENDER] OR ON THE RELATIONAL UNIT IN WHICH BEHAVIOR OCCURS: V61.21 Neglect; physical or sexual abuse of child (specify) V61.12 (Physical or sexual abuse of adult by partner) V62.83 (Physical or sexual abuse of adult by person other than partner) Abuse affects all populations and is not restricted to specific socioeconomic or ethnic / cultural groups.  Although “violence” means the use of force or physical compulsion to abuse or damage, the term “abuse”  is much broader and includes physical or mental maltreatment and neglect that result in emotional,  physical, or sexual injury. In the case of children, the disabled, or elderly, abuse can result from direct  actions or omissions by those responsible for the individual’s care. Additionally, one’s perception of abuse  is affected by cultural and religious practices, values, and biological predispositions. The problem can be  generational, with victimizers often being victims of abuse themselves as children. Violence is not a new problem; in fact, it is probably as old as humankind. However, in the United  States, medicine has focused on these issues only since 1946. Therefore, the parameters of abuse are being  identified and redefined on what seems to be an almost daily basis. For example, until recently women and  children were considered the personal property of men and they did not own property or have rights of  their own. Women viewed themselves as sexual objects and were expected to subjugate themselves / defer to  the will of men. Harsh treatment of children was justified by the belief that corporal and / or excessive  punishment was necessary to maintain discipline and instill values. Changes in societal beliefs and the  enactment of new laws have done little to curb abuse. Today, battering is the single most common cause of  injury to women, and there has been an increase in the incidence of child abuse and neglect-related  fatalities  reported  to child protection  service  agencies  in the United States. Whether  these statistics  represent an increase in incidents or are the result of changing attitudes and / or better reporting is much  debated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared violence to be a public health  problem. This plan of care addresses the problems of abuse and neglect in both adults and children and includes 
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course PNR 182 taught by Professor Toole during the Spring '10 term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

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PROBLEMS RELATED TO - PROBLEMS RELATED TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT DSM-IV IF FOCUS OF ATTENTION IS ON THE VICTIM[SURVIVOR 995.52 Neglect of child 995.53

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