Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes: There Is No Safe Place

Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes: There Is No Safe Place

by Diana Harris, Harold G Koenig
     
 

Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes: There Is No Safe Place examines the dark side of nursing homes, where not every employee has the commitment of Mother Teresa. This groundbreaking book applies criminological theory to help develop practical methods of controlling abuse and presents the results of the first and only nationwide study on the theft of patients'… See more details below

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Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes: There Is No Safe Place examines the dark side of nursing homes, where not every employee has the commitment of Mother Teresa. This groundbreaking book applies criminological theory to help develop practical methods of controlling abuse and presents the results of the first and only nationwide study on the theft of patients' belongings, a form of abuse too often ignored by the nursing home industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789023254
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The nature of nursing homes3
Ch. 2Nursing aides : the backbone of care in nursing homes17
Ch. 3Understanding abuse27
Ch. 4Employees and theft39
Ch. 5The victims and their families55
Ch. 6Preventing and reducing theft67
Ch. 7Physical abuse and neglect75
Ch. 8Psychological abuse and neglect89
Ch. 9Reducing the risk of physical and psychological abuse99
Ch. 10Exploitation of nursing home patients : their finances and rights109
Ch. 11Summary and conclusions117

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