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Australia: Royal Commission Finds Aged Care Horrors

Expand A blister pack of pills. © 2019 Daniel Hartley-Allen for Human Rights Watch   (Sydney) – The Australian government should act on the Royal Commission of Inquiry’s report criticizing its failure to protect older people in aged care from chemical restraint and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.   The Royal Commission recommended urgent government action to address – rather than merely “minimize” – use of chemical restraint, typically administered drugs that control the behavior of older people with dementia.   “The Royal Commission report shines a spotlight on the horrific…

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