CRJS471 DB4

Apr 15th, 2015
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There have been a number of cases in which nursing home patients died as a result of neglect. •What are some of the causes of nursing home deaths? •Should the nursing home be held liable? Should the nursing staff be held liable? Who is responsible? •What do you think the penalty should be for deaths that result from neglect? Suggestions to Responding to Peer Posts •Do you agree with the student's opinion on who should be held responsible in cases in which a nursing home patient dies as a result of neglect? •If so, what additional arguments can you lend in support of your position? •If not, are there any aspects of the argument made by your classmates might have made you reconsider your position?

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CRJS471-DB4NameClassDateProfessorNursing Home Neglect Nursing home abuse and neglect is a real problem at nursing home but neglect is far more prevalent. In nursing homes the elderly are cared for by medical personnel who have no emotional bond to these elderly patients resulting in neglect. They will fail to take care of the simple hygienic needs of the elderly and they will be left in the same clothes or days or not receive help bathing or grooming. Even worse they will fail to take care of their medical needs which results in unnecessary deaths. When the medical needs of the elderly patient are neglected they will have poor health outcomes resulting in death. When medical personnel fail to do their job and as a result the patient dies they medical staff and health care facility should be held civilly liable but if the elderly person dies due to phys

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