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The Negative Consequences of Poor Treatment of the Elderly Patients in Hospitals

Journal: International Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health (IJBMIeH) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 33-39

Keywords : Elderly; hospitals; healthcare; consequences; poor treatment;

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The treatment of the elderly in hospitals is a critical aspect of healthcare, yet instances of poor treatment and neglect of this vulnerable population have significant negative consequences. This article explores the consequences of bad dealing with the elderly in hospitals, shedding light on the physical, emotional, and psychological effects. Physically, poor treatment increases the risk of infections, pressure ulcers, and medication errors among elderly patients. Emotionally and psychologically, it leads to feelings of helplessness, anxiety, depression, and social isolation. Moreover, poor treatment erodes trust in the healthcare system and violates patient rights, with ethical and legal implications. Recognizing and addressing these consequences is crucial to advocate for compassionate and respectful care for the elderly in hospitals.

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