AFlorida nursing home attorney can help you understand the tactical steps you and your family must take
to end nursing home abuse and demand adequate compensation. But getting
justice may not be enough. You want to understand why the abuse occurred.
If your elderly mother, aunt, or father-in-law suffered unreasonable restraint,
you crave an explanation: what motivated that restraint?
After all, when unexpected calamities strike our lives, if we can imbue
those tragedies with some meaning, we can psychologicallyprocess them better.
The Psychology of Unreasonable Restraint
Every West Palm Beach nursing home abuse case is different. Human pathologies
abound. However, it can be a useful exercise to try to humanize your abuser,
at least in your own mind. So let's consider: what might motivate
someone to unreasonably restrain an elder, thus causing injuries like
bruising, bleeding, dehydration, psychological trauma, and worse?
Nursing homes in Florida and around the country are notoriously understaffed.
A nurse who's frustrated and overwhelmed by her job may restrain a
senior—not out of malice but out of a need to get more done with
- Displacing frustration/anger.
Many nursing home workers are underpaid, sick, and confronted by an array
of social, psychological and financial pressures. Some disturbed individuals
take out their frustrations by exercising power over individuals to make
themselves feel better.
- Psychological disturbances.
Individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction or mental illnesses
may engage in acts that they ordinarily would never consider doing.
If a nursing home allows or accepts a culture of abuse and neglect, the
dysfunctional environment can motivate dysfunctional behavior, much in
the same way that an otherwise peaceful patron at a bar might tip over
stools and throw bottles in the middle of a bar fight.
To seek justice and compensation, you need a powerful team with the resources
and knowledge to make your case. Connect with the Law Offices of Craig
Goldenfarb, P.A. now by dialing us toll-free at (561) 600-5605.