This is summary of two articles describing neglect of residents at a residential home in Northampton. One is from Daily Mail (6.10.2010)” ‘Severe neglect’ of staff blamed for appalling deaths of five elderly care home residents in just two weeks” and the other one is from The Guardian(6.10.2010) “Elderly care home residents died after suffering ‘severe neglect’ “ . Both articles describe preventable deaths of residents in a private nursing home, Parkside House between July 22 and August 6, 2009. The home was originally set up to provide for people over 65 suffering from dementia or long-standing mental illness. But the management decided to admit residents with higher level of dependency and additional needs and ‘simply could not cope’.
204 Task B Example 1 On May 31 2011, BBC 1’s programme Panorama aired ‘Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed’. The programme showed undercover film of staff at Winterbourne View, a private hospital near Bristol, abusing adults with severe learning disabilities. A reporter for Panorama, Joe Casey, had spent five weeks secretly filming whilst working undercover and said it was “the hardest thing” he had done. Panorama had initially been alerted to the story by Terry Bryan, a former nurse at the hospital who had had serious concerns. On June 1 2011, four people were arrested and the hospital owners, Castlebeck, suspended 13 employees.
Alan was admitted with just 3 bed sores, they quickly multiplied to 18 which were covered with dirty and inadequate dressings, Alan’s condition deteriorated so rapidly that he died just 6 days after being readmitted to hospital on February 24th as a result of infected multiple pressure sores A GP and tissue viability nurse who then examined Mr Simper on February 18 found that he was covered in the 18 pressure sores and dirty dressings, one of his sores could not be measured as he was in so much pain. On readmission to Luton and Dunstable hospital the next day, nurses discovered that Alan was grossly unkempt and covered in old faeces, one nurse commented that this was the “worst case of neglect she had ever seen”. Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner David Morris ruled that Alan Simper “died for want of care by those charged with it”. Mr Morris also said “a clash between the Home Manager and staff had led to multiple inexcusable failures in the care of Mr Simper, There was a
The Neighborhood: Negligence Article in Newspaper In Season 3, Episode 7 of the Neighborhood, the Neighborhood newspaper reported that a 62-year old patient at Neighborhood Hospital had the wrong leg amputated. The newspaper referred to this tragic incident as “negligence” and mentioned “complaints of poor treatment, union problems, and nursing shortages,” implying that these may have attributed to the cause of the error (The Neighborhood, 2008-2014). This paper will discuss the differences between negligence, gross negligence, and malpractice, as well as the impact these issues have on ethics and the documentation necessary to satisfy legal requirements. Categories of Negligence Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the great Supreme Court Justice, wrote, “Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked” (Holmes, 1909, p. 3). The distinctions between errors, negligent errors and gross negligence have much in common with this quip.
Charlotte Cowen Task B Research and Account Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals from abuse. Winterbourne View Hospital Abuse In june 2011, a serious incident occurred known as the winterbourne view hospital abuse. It was a private hospital in South Gloucestershire which was owned and operated by Castlebeck. It was all broadcasted on television in 2011 in a panorama investigation which expose the physical and psychological abuse which was suffered by people who has learning disabilities and challenging behaviour within the hospital. The local social services and the English national regulator, Care Quality Commission, had received various warnings but the mistreatment continued.
Media conduct in homicide investigations is a complex issue. On one hand, the media can be an important instrument for generating valuable information from the general public. On the other hand, dealing with the media can take up limited time, energy and resources during the critical early stages of an investigation. Through this comprehensive research paper, I will be able to identify the impacts that the media has on homicide investigations. The media can help some cases and can hurt others.
* Baby P failed by police, social workers and lawyers * Toddler had 60 visits from agencies over 8 months * 'Horrifying death' could have been prevented * Authorities didn't realise violent partner lived there The horrific extent to which Baby P was failed by nearly everyone who came into contact with him was laid bare yesterday. Social workers, doctors and police committed a catalogue of errors which led to the toddler’s death at the hands of his mother and her sadistic boyfriend. The full report into how the toddler died disclosed how Baby Peter’s mother, Tracey Connelly, told the authorities she had a boyfriend – but they did not ask who he was or insist on meeting him. She even named Steven Barker – who later battered Peter
When applied to the representation of conflicts, such perspectives frequently invoke notions of ethnic identity and nationalist mythology, thereby highlighting important historical issues of national formation, cultural bias, and international and intercultural relations. Finally, the nature of war reporting and image- making reveals much concerning the influence of politics and social authority on media representations: the nature of government/press relationships, the role of political con- sensus and dissent in steering media agendas, the filtering and fixing of images as his- torical evidence, and the social establishment of photographs as cultural icons,
Also, why I chose this topic, concerning it is a very important subject and a problem that keeps rising today. Both videos have a specific type of audience their directed towards, although both messages are directed towards a specific type of audience. These two texts I chose both have the same overall message, they’re just directed towards a different group of audience. These two texts send messages to different groups of audiences, to help show the widespread people that are abusing these substances. The video concerning Robin Williams addresses substance abuse in the celebrity social world.
An independent Inquiry was held into the care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust January 2005 – March 2009, which was chaired by Robert Francis QC. Francis opened with a description of the “appalling and unnecessary suffering” in which corporate interests were put ahead of those of patients. It is estimated 400-1,200 patients died as a result of poor care over a period of 50 months. Robert Francis stated that there was a failure of the NHS system at all levels, in particular the trust board were ‘weak’ and did not listen to concerns. The pursuit of targets, financial balance and Foundation Trust status all contributed to the failings.