Dozens of charges files in Alzheimer's center case - page 2

I believe this article is timely considering the recent debate on right to refuse and the reactions of those who work in LTC and SNF. Big brother IS watching so like I said before, if you are doing illegal things you might be... Read More

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    While allnurses is an anonymous site.....and is mostly, I am sure, comprised of those actively involved in healthcare....I think it is important to remember that you have NO IDEA who is posting, you HAVE NO IDEA who you are talking with and whether or not they are telling the truth OR ACTUALLY IN HEALTHCARE.

    while I believe that there are those in healthcare that should not be there and should be removed....just as you have bad/corrupt everything, including clergy and government, I have been in healthcare for 34 years and I KNOW that the VAST MAJORITY are good, hardworking, honest people.

    This facility needs to be shut down and those involved prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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    There was a thread posted recently about a person in a dementia unit who used a sheet to keep a patient in a wheelchair. Overwhelmingly, the response was that this is something that should never be done.

    Ideally, this says a great deal regarding the responders to threads such as this--we may "get" the frustration level, however, professional and ethical behavior abounds.

    On the same token, we have the "left the commode full of urine" and the "don't be a tattletale" debate. Bottom line for me: If it looks wrong, causes the patient emotional distress, or is downright cruel we all have a duty to act on this. There is a huge difference between making mistakes and participating in abusive behaviors to make your work "easier". People need to be made aware of what they are doing may be incorrect and taught a different way. From social media posts to medicating for pain there can be a great deal of ethical dilemma in what we do.

    Use a good moral nursing compass. My heart goes out to all of the patients who were affected in this cruelty.
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    I disagree-THIS has absolutely NOTHING to do with the "right to refusal" thread.
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    I agree ktwlpn, dementia patients have a great deal of rights, but unfortunetly are sometimes helpless to be able to maintain those rights.

    The OP brings to light a horrifying reality for those poor patients...but very passive/agressive to somehow suggest that in the same circumstance any number of nurses would provide the same care--or lack thereof.

    In my experience, this is just not true.
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    OP is a pretty well known who has never worked in any capacity in the healthcare industry and spends her time complaining on this forum, for some reason.
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Jul 4, '13 : Reason: Tos
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    I read the 'right to refuse' thread and remember your responses. if you weren't so hostile towards nurses and aides maybe someone on here would take you seriously. this case has little to do with the other thread. you draw parallels and paint all ltc nurses negatively because you're bitter and apparently don't know what else to do about it BUT project onto a bunch of people that you don't even know. its ridiculous.

    seek help.
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    I think that the OP has had a terrible experience and it trying to make us aware that there are some not so nice places/workers out there and some facilities that allow this to happen. education is power.

    When we know better we do better....Maya Angelou
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    Situations like this are part of the reason that it is good to have homecare or hospice nurses visiting those patients when possible. Outside eyes can make a HUGE difference in the practice behavior of caregivers.
    jadelpn likes this.

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