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    Maltreatment of Patients in Nursing Homes There Is No Safe Place

    ISBN-10: 0789023253
    ISBN-13: 9780789023254
    Edition: 2005
    Description: The authors examine the dark side of nursing homes, where commitment can fail to the extent of patients being subjected to mistreatment. They apply criminological theory to help develop practical methods of controlling abuse.
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    Copyright Year: 2005
    Publisher: Routledge
    Publication Date: 12/15/2005
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 162
    Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.880
    Language: English

    The authors examine the dark side of nursing homes, where commitment can fail to the extent of patients being subjected to mistreatment. They apply criminological theory to help develop practical methods of controlling abuse.

    Preface
    Nursing Homes and Theories of Abuse
    The Nature of Nursing Homes
    Myths and Facts About Nursing Homes
    How Nursing Homes Got Started
    Nursing Homes As Bureaucracies
    Nursing Homes As Total Institutions
    Barriers to Nursing Home Abuse Research
    Nursing Aides: The Backbone of Care in Nursing Homes
    Workforce Issues and Problems of Nursing Home Aides
    Narratives of Nursing Home Aides
    Understanding Abuse
    Why Nursing Homes May Be Good for Abusers
    Nursing Homes and the Motivated Offender
    Patients and Their Possessions As Suitable Targets
    Guardianship in Nursing Homes
    Countervailing Forces
    Summary
    Nursing Home Theft
    Employees and Theft
    Results from the Survey of Employees
    Conclusions About Employees
    The Victims and Their Families
    Family Members' Reports of Theft
    What Is Stolen?
    Conclusion
    Preventing and Reducing Theft
    Theft Precautions for Patients
    Theft Precautions for Nursing Homes
    Reporting of Theft
    Theft Prevention Training Programs
    Physical and Mental Maltreatment
    Physical Abuse and Neglect
    Abandonment, Segregation, and Neglect
    Government Reform Committee
    Types of Physical Abuse
    Sexual Abuse
    Neglect
    Psychological Abuse and Neglect
    Types of Psychological Abuse
    Some Effects of Psychological Abuse
    Neglect
    Reducing the Risk of Physical and Psychological Abuse
    Screening Practices
    Staff Education and Training
    Advocacy
    Fraud, Reform, and Recommendations
    Exploitation of Nursing Home Patients: Their Finances and Rights
    Financial Abuse
    Reform of Nursing Home Regulations
    Summary and Conclusions
    Methodology
    Data Collection
    Employee Questionnaires
    Measuring Theft
    Response Rates from the Survey of Employees
    Victimization Survey
    Family Members' Questionnaire
    Glossary
    References
    Index

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