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911 Call Brings National Attention to Emergency Response at Senior-Living Facilities  

Author:  Amy E. Bennett.

Source: Volume 07, Number 02, Fall 2014 , pp.173-175(3)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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As a good example of a small event having massive consequences, author Amy Bennett describes a fatal incident in which the staff of a senior living facility refused to give CPR to a medically ill elderly female resident. They declined despite being urged to do so by the 911 dispatcher, explaining that they were forbidden to provide the procedure according to company policy. Ms. Bennett explains the legal and ethical implications raised by this scenario, which could very well happen to one’s own elderly parent or other family member living in some type of elderly living facility.

Keywords: CPR and Emergency Training

Affiliations:  1: Victimization of the Elderly & Disabled.

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