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Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse in Nursing Homes

15 MAY, 2017 Abuse Bureaucratic bungling Consequences Abuse in nursing homes has raised it’s ugly head again, with an article in this weekend’s Australian titled ‘Lethal care: Insulin murders’. The article documents serial murder, going on...
Mental illness and street violence

Mental illness and street violence

Having a mental illness should not mean being homeless and bullied by gangs An man with blood on his face came to the hospital Emergency Department. He was unshaven, wearing dirty clothes and smelt strongly of cigarettes. The triage nurse at the front desk asked if he...
Homeless, psych patients and ICU

Homeless, psych patients and ICU

31 AUGUST, 2015 Non compliance with psych medications Road trauma Emergency admission What are homeless, psychiatric patients doing in Intensive Care beds? The ambulance service received an urgent call. A man had been seen chasing cars along a major road. The person...