For this discussion, respond to the following questions.
Elder abuse has become a growing concern as the American population ages and the elderly make up a larger percentage of the population.
- Discuss the various forms of elder abuse and the court decisions that have helped to define elder abuse and standards of care.
- Read the case study in Exercise 20–4, “Witnessing Patient Abuse,” (Guido, p. 437) of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing text and then respond to the following questions:
- Did the elder abuse in the case study constitute civil or criminal abuse? State the rationale for your position.
- Ethically, how should the elder resident in the case study have been treated? What ethical principles were violated in the case?
Your initial post is to be about 150 words, referenced with at least one APA formatted reference.
Please inclue in reference section:
Guido, G. (2014). Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing. Vancouver: Pearson.