Crime in the Home Health Care Field: Workplace Violence, Fraud and Abuse

Title

Crime in the Home Health Care Field: Workplace Violence, Fraud and Abuse

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Over the past couple of decades, individuals have come to rely more on home health care visits for their health care needs. While there have been decreases in hospital stays and in the percentage of older persons living in nursing homes the consequence has been the emergence of a new type of occupational crime: home health care abuse. In considering offending in the home health care industry, it is important to focus on crimes by and against home health care professionals. This book is one of the first to fully address abuses occurring in the home health care industry. Its intent is not to suggest that home health care is a dangerous field for workers and consumers; rather, the intent is to shed some light on the types of misconduct found in home health care. Each chapter will include a wealth of examples to illustrate that these incidents actually are real, devastating, and significant. At the end of each chapter the reader will find a series of discussion questions designed to encourage the reader to reflect back on the content of the chapter through the eyes of those involved in the response to home health care fraud… [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780398074050

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Charles C. Thomas Pub.

City

Springfield, Illinois

Keywords

Home health care abuse, Home health care, Occupational crime, Fraud. Workplace violence

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice

Crime in the Home Health Care Field: Workplace Violence, Fraud and Abuse


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