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    Elder abuse

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    As a clerk in the risk-management department at a local hospital, you are familiar with the concepts of patient abuse in the health care industry. Given your expertise in the field, you have been asked are to host a discussion panel on the various types of patient abuses with your colleagues.

    In your posting, you are to include an example of patient abuse that could occur in a hospital setting and discuss the following:

    What type of abuse does your example represent (e.g., physical, psychological, financial, medical, etc.)?
    How could the abuse have been prevented?

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    Solution Summary

    Elder abuse is clearly explored in this case. References are also provided to further validate the findings.