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Comments are closed. Learning for life: Verbal abuseOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. What makes up 90 per cent of reported incidents of violence? a) Physical abuse b) Verbal abuse c) Domestic violence d) Rape 2. ‘Language intended to cause distress to the target’ is whosedefinition of verbal abuse? a) HSE b) Cooper c) The author d) NHS 3. In the study, N = a) 66 b) 100 c) 160 d) 166 4. Which statement did the majority of females find distressing? a) 10 b) 12 c) 6 d) 15 5. Who did more than a quarter of the respondents identify as theperpetrators of verbal abuse? a) Customers and colleagues b) Colleagues and managers c) Managers and customers d) Managers and patients 6. Violence became a serious health and safety issue as a result of whichlegislation? a) Management of workplace health and safety b) Human Rights Act c) RIDDOR d) Mental Health Act 7. Scoring verbal abuse is called: a) Cognitive restructuring b) Body mapping c) Self talk d) Putting it into perspective 8. Mantras enable us to develop: a) Firewalls b) Virus checks c) Fire doors d) Virus eliminators 9. Verbal abuse can produce symptoms similar to: a) Depression b) Post-traumatic stress disorder c) Psychotic illness d) Manic depression 10. Which of the following do victims of violence not experience? a) Fatigue b) Crying c) Toothache d) Sleep disturbance Feedback1) b 2) c – Consider the three definitions given andwrite your own definition. 3) d – Do you understand the term ‘N’ used inresearch studies? If not, look it up in one of the books on research. 4) a –Read through the list and decide which statement you would find the mostdistressing. Then ask your colleagues how they feel, and discuss all of yourfeelings. 5) b – Revisit your company policy on bullying and harassmentand consider the implications for the abused and the abuser. In light of thisarticle, does it deal adequately with verbal abuse situations? 6) c 7) d– Read through these coping mechanisms again, study them carefully and reflecton times when you have used these mechanisms yourself. Were they effective foryou? If not, do you know why? 8) a 9) b – Review and update yourknowledge of post-traumatic stress disorder – see Resources Guide, page 29. 10)c – The answers to 9 and 10 are those given in the text, but all of themcould be right. Who is to say that verbal abuse cannot push someone vulnerableover the edge? And clenching the teeth when extremely stressed could causetoothache. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
By Dialogo September 21, 2011 Three actions by the FARC guerrilla group in northeastern and southern Colombia left 4 dead and 12 wounded, including 9 members of Government forces, military and civilian authorities announced on September 18. Initially, a FARC attack in a rural area of the Colombian municipality of Sardinata (in northeastern Colombia) wounded seven members of Government forces, said General Fernando Pineda, commander of the Army’s 30th Brigade in the area. “In effect, there was an attack by the FARC’s Squad 33 early Sunday morning. We evacuated two Soldiers and two police officers who were more seriously wounded,” the officer told Bogota radio stations. Another three police officers were also wounded, the announcement added. According to Pineda, “the Army reinforced the local police with helicopters and personnel, while operations are continuing” in order to locate the rebels who attacked the town. The attack took place in the hamlet of Las Mercedes, in a rural area of Sardinata (500 km northeast of Bogota), a “neuralgic” region “for all drug-trafficking activities,” the officer affirmed. Elsewhere, in a rural area of the municipality of Barbacoas, in the department of Nariño (in southern Colombia), two civilians died and five people, including two police officers, were injured when an explosive device was activated at the same time that around 200 people were participating in a political rally. Condemning the action, which took place on September 17, the peace advisor of the Nariño Governor’s Office, Javier Hernández, demanded respect for communities’ human rights from armed groups and also asked the national government for “greater results in dealing with the security issue.” Also on September 17, in the department of Caqueta (in southern Colombia), alleged FARC guerrillas attacked an Army patrol, leaving two Soldiers dead, authorities in the region announced on September 18. These incidents come on the heels of another FARC attack the day before, targeting a caravan of vehicles, including several tractor-trailers carrying oil, that left one civilian dead. Also on September 16, FARC guerrillas launched a canister bomb that fell on a school in Caloto, a rural area in the country’s southwest. Colonel José Obdulio Espejo, a spokesperson for the Armed Forces General Command (CGFM), confirmed that at least one minor died, while at least seven or eight others were injured in the incident. In recent weeks, the FARC guerrilla group has increased its actions against members of Government forces, in what the authorities consider an offensive that has become traditional in the period leading up to elections, as a mechanism for demonstrating the group’s presence and vigor in various regions of the country. On October 30, Colombians will go to the polls to elect departmental governors, municipal mayors, provincial legislators, municipal councilors, and district commissioners.