REM Hennepin Queen Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse
In a report concluded on June 27, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites REM Hennepin Queen Minneapolis for physical abuse by staff emotional abuse by staff.
The allegation is abuse based on the following: a staff person restrained Client #1 by pinning her to the ground and screaming at her. The client was transported to the ED where she was diagnosed with a L1 fracture.
Substantiated Neglect Against REM Hennepin Queen Minneapolis After Restraint of Resident
According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, in caring for older people it is sometimes necessary to carry out actions that limit their freedom of movement. Usually, this is done for reasons of good care; sometimes practical considerations or necessity play a part. Empirical research has given us a better idea of the prevalence of, the reasons behind, and the physical consequences of restraint use among older persons. What is less well known are the psychological and social consequences of physical restraint use. Until now, the ethical values that may come into conflict when applying physical restraint have received scant serious attention.
This article will give a concise overview of the clinical state of the art with regard to physical restraint use in nursing homes. Against this background, certain values and norms will be identified, which must be borne in mind in the ethical evaluation of physical restraint. These values and norms are the basis for a number of recommendations that can support caregivers in their clinical and ethical decision making in such situations. Whereas these recommendations are chiefly applicable to older persons in long‐term care, they can also serve as an inspiration for dealing with physical restraint with other groups, such as geriatric patients admitted to hospital or psychiatric patients.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about physical abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.