I absolutely understand your point, Brandon; however, to me, this is the second issue for the facility...the previous incident is MORE alarming.
I read that article; which my comment is more focused on. The other comments may be directed at the previous incident, if not, yes, there should be reservation; however the court of public opinion based with nurses, it's challenging.
In the second article, yes, there is a sole eyewitness; unfortunately, there is no details as far as assessment of the individual, etc.
"Bruising on the stomach" is not as relative as one might think. I've had the unfortunate experience assessing a pt of mine suspected of being a victim of assault while in long-term care...there is a vast difference between heparin bruising and hitting a patient, unfortunately. I won't get into the specifics, however, there are GLARING differences; I will NEVER forget that... again, we don't know the assessment or the data collection that was involved in the incident, so yes, it is logical to withhold judgement.
My thought is IF this happened, it is still ridiculous for this incident to happen...and an intervention needed, STAT, for the sake of the integrity of the patients.