Psychiatric, drug screening for nurses urged following murder charges

Advocates and caregivers for the elderly are calling for deeper investigations of deaths occurring in nursing homes and for drug and psychiatric screening of caregivers following allegations a southwestern Ontario nurse killed eight patients under her care.

“What we know is the population who’s there tends to be very frail and tends to have cognitive impairment, which of course, is the perfect recipe if you’re going to have a predator and you’re going to look for victims,” said Laura Tamblyn-Watts of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.

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