Patient Safety and Abuse


Patient safety is of utmost importance. While you are completing an admission, you notice a number of unusual bruises and several

abrasions on the patient. After reviewing the module resources, consider how you would approach the topic with the patient. What barriers

prohibit the patient from opening up regarding the abuse, and how can you address these barriers through the assessment process? What is

your responsibility if you suspect abuse in Massachusetts as a mandated reporter?


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