Patient Abuse or Neglect is any action or failure to act which causes unreasonable Suffering, Misery or Harm to the patient. Nursing Home Abuse is often a common form of Patient Abuse because the Elderly are less likely to speak up for themselves or lack the communication skills to tell loved ones about the abuse.
Abuse includes Physically Striking Sexually Assaulting a Patient. The abuse can also be in the form of Intentional Withholding Necessary Food, Physical Care or Medical Attention. Neglect includes the failure to properly attend to the needs and care of a patient, or the unintentional causing of injury to a patient, whether by act or omission. Patient abuse and neglect may occur in settings such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Clinics or Home-Based Care.
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