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A 78 year old mild demented woman lives with her daughter. Her daughter is on a full time job, so she leaves her mom in thea day care from 9.00 am to 1 pm. Then on in her neighbor's home from 1.00 pm to 5 pm, where she is taken care by the neighbor (neighbor has 2 sons, one of whom is alcoholic and the other is unemployed). During her visit to hospital, doctor notices several bruises on her back and thighs. The person most likely to have abused this woman is

A. daycare program worker
B. Alcoholic neighbor
C. Unemployed neighbor
D. Woman's own daughter
E. Neighbor
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Your questions are so weird!

Its kind of hard to assume who is hurting her honestly... I dont think this would be seen on the USMLE..
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I would think it would be the primary caretaker...so im guessing the daughter since she lives with the mom (from 5 pm to 9 am)
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D.Woman´s own daughter
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D. Woman's own daughter
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Correct Answer D is the right answer

A close relative like Woman's own daughter in the case is likely to have abused the patient. Caretakers even though alcoholic or unemployed are less likely to abuse compared to a close relative.

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Your questions are so weird!

Its kind of hard to assume who is hurting her honestly... I dont think this would be seen on the USMLE..
FYI, its a question from BRS Behavioral Sciences
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Good one,, i was with patel... =) thanks for the question.
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thanks- i would have said alcoholic
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A close relative like Woman's own daughter in the case is likely to have abused the patient. Caretakers even though alcoholic or unemployed are less likely to abuse compared to a close relative.
Wow, that would've been not on my primary list of answers. Hmm, what if in that situation, she was not part of the majority of the %'s? Meaning its another person?
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my friend......, your way to paranoid man, just be calm and be happy, we will all grow old eventually, Im sure that it wont happen, most nurses I know are really hot and good people. Its ok just be yourself

Great thread you have shared here ,Thanks
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Default Elderly at higher risk for financial fraud

With regards to "elderly abuse" topic discussion, let me share a little bit information. It's true that there are going to be a specific number of scam and deception operations around, as a lot of people refuse to make an effort to make an honest dollar. Regrettably, many of the most vulnerable face the highest risk such as the seniors, who are popular targets for financial fraud.
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