Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes

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Source: Bioethics.com.

Source: Bioethics.com.

February 22, 2017

(CNN) – The unthinkable is happening at facilities throughout the country: Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. It’s impossible to know just how many victims are out there. But through an exclusive analysis of state and federal data and interviews with experts, regulators and the families of victims, CNN has found that this little-discussed issue is more widespread than anyone would imagine. Even more disturbing: In many cases, nursing homes and the government officials who oversee them are doing little — or nothing — to stop it.

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A New Psychological Trauma Institute Is Being Established at the University of Dohuk in Iraq, the First in the Entire Region

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Source: Bioethics.com.

Source: Bioethics.com.

February 22, 2017

(Associated Press) – After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape. Until now, a lack of psychiatrists and other mental health specialists in northern Iraq meant that many Yazidi women – a minority singled out for especially harsh treatment by IS – got little or no help. That’s about to change with the establishment of a new psychological training center at the University of Dohuk in Iraq, the first in the entire region.

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This article was originally published on Bioethics.com under a Creative Commons License.


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