Elder Abuse Within Nursing Home Setting

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Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home Setting
LaShawn Rogers
University of Baltimore
History & Foundations of Human Services
602.185
Dr.Pearson
November18, 2015
Running head: ELDER ABUSE IN A NURSING HOME SETTING 1

Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home Setting

Elder Abuse in Nursing Home Setting
INTRODUCTION
Elder abuse can be defined as the infliction of injury by a caregiver in an unreasonable manner; may involve intimidation, confinement or punishment that results in mental anguish/mental illness, physical pain/harm. Physical abuse includes striking an elder with objects, slapping him/her, pushing him/her and hitting him/her. Use of physical restraints and chemical restraints on a caregiver has also been classified as abuse. Rape, sexual abuse and non-consensual sexual involvement with an elder in a nursing home setting are regarded as elder abuse. Psychological abuse using insults is also regarded as abuse. The purpose of this research paper is to demonstrate how prevalent elder abuse is in nursing home settings (Laumann et al., 2008).
LITERATURE REVIEW
Psychological abuse is the use of non-verbal/ verbal acts to cause pain. Distress or anguish to patients in a nursing home setting. Harassments, threats, humiliations, and intimidations are some of the forms of psychological abuse that are manifested in a nursing home setting. Yelling in anger is also regarded as psychological abuse. Speaking in an…

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