Annotated Bibliography Elderly Abuse

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McKie, David. (2007). Beaten down: Fear and violence in Canada's nursing homes. Retrieved May 1, 2009. The author of this article, David McKie a CBC crew member describes the situation of nursing homes in Canada. He talks about abuse from the staff and from the seniors. This article specifically refers to two examples in Canada of this abuse and it also states that about seventy percent of nursing homes are a dumping place for elderly who are “mentally unstable”. McKie states that it is difficult to know exactly what is going on in nursing homes because the staff are aware when a safety check is going to happen and can fix whatever is wrong before this time comes. The CBC crew is still attempting to get more information from nursing homes in Canada but at this time the information is being hidden from the public. This source will be extremely helpful in order to prove my hypothesis because my hypothesis states that the Canadian Government is not doing enough in senior homes. This article talks about the abuse in senior homes and this is one of the points that will be used in order to prove my hypothesis. It also specifically talks about Canadian senior homes and this is exactly what the focus of the hypothesis is.

CBC News. (2000). Elderly abused in Quebec nursing homes. Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2000/03/08/elderly000308.html. This article reported by the CBC news looks at nursing homes specifically in Quebec from the year 1995 to 1999. The studies show that there is a “pattern of abuse” in Quebec nursing homes specifically from these years. Some problems that were talked about were the lack of nurses to care for the elderly, which meant some were left unclean, untreated and hungry. Another problem was that the elderly were being treated and moved around like objects causing bruises and injuries on their bodies. There was a lack of respect towards the elderly and the elderly had “little or no privacy” since some of the female...
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