Violence Against Elders

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DIANE Publishing, Apr 1, 1993 - 108 pages
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Page 50 - The risk must be of such a nature and degree that, considering the nature and purpose of the actor's conduct and the circumstances known to him, its disregard involves a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a law-abiding person would observe in the actor's situation.
Page 104 - ... attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Simple assault is a misdemeanor unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty misdemeanor.
Page 54 - Harm" means loss, disadvantage or injury, or anything so regarded by the person affected, including loss, disadvantage or injury to any other person or entity in whose welfare he is interested. (4) "Official proceeding...
Page 49 - bodily injury" means physical pain, illness or any impairment of physical condition; (3) "serious bodily injury" means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ; (4) "deadly weapon...
Page 24 - The right to be free from physical or mental abuse, corporal punishment, involuntary seclusion, and any physical or chemical restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience and not required to treat the resident's medical symptoms.
Page 48 - Liability for the commission of an offense may not be based on an omission unaccompanied by action unless (a) the omission is expressly made sufficient by the law defining the offense; or (b) a duty to perform the omitted act is otherwise imposed by law.
Page 24 - Each nursing home is required to "provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial wellbeing of each resident...
Page 19 - ... injuring himself or others. (B) The use is authorized by a professional staff member identified in the written policies and procedures of the facility as having the authority to do so. (C) The use is reported promptly to the resident's physician by that staff member. (g) Privacy. (1) Each resident must be treated with consideration, respect, and full recognition of his or her dignity and individuality. (2) Each resident must be given privacy during treatment and care of personal needs. (3) Each...
Page 10 - It may be that the feeling of powerlessness experienced by an adult child who is still dependent on an elderly parent is especially acute, because it goes so strongly against society's expectations for normal adult behavior.
Page 53 - Retaliation for Past Official Action. A person commits a misdemeanor if he harms another by any unlawful act in retaliation for anything lawfully done by the latter in the capacity of public servant.

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