Patient Rights And Abuse Summary

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for other human beings can lead to abuse. So many of the examples provided to us on abuse throughout the chapter were very disheartening. The young and the old are amongst the most vulnerable and therefore because an easy target for abuse. As such, we must become their voice and speak up when we suspect any type of abuse is present. We need to report any possible case of abuse and recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse as they were discussed in our book. It is everyone’s responsibility to report abuse. Chapter 14 discussed patient rights and responsibilities. “Patient rights may be classified as either legal, those emanating from law, or human statements of desirable ethical principles such as the right to be treated with dignity
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