Advocate Daily: Nurse charged with murders raises regulatory issues

Elder disabled woman moving on wheelchair

Horrific allegations that a former Ontario nurse murdered eight long-term-care residents over a seven-year period raises issues relating to the regulation of health-care professionals, says Elyse.

In the wake of the alleged murders, advocates and caregivers for the elderly have suggested that nursing home employees should be subject to drug and psychiatric screening, according to CTV News.

Sunshine finds such suggestions premature.

“We have to take a step back and say: This is very tragic, very scary. But it’s not a rampant problem that we need to panic about.”

“Of course it must be very thoroughly investigated as to how something like this could occur.”

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