Lessons from nursing home dysphagia malpractice litigation

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review the management of swallowing disorders in nursing home patients. The goal is to provide readers with five areas of contentious dysphagia management issues that have surfaced in several malpractice litigation cases. A detailed examination of what went wrong in the management of these patients' dysphagia from the perspective of the plaintiffs' dysphagia expert witness, as well as a discussion of what nursing home staff could have done to prevent these tragedies, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Malpractice
Jurisprudence
Deglutition Disorders
Nursing Homes
Nursing Staff
Expert Testimony

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Lessons from nursing home dysphagia malpractice litigation. / Tanner, Dennis C.

In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 36, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 41-46.

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