by Savitha C Muppala on  September 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM Senior Health News
 Male Nurse Teases and Troubles Aged Patients in Care Home for the Elderly
A male nurse made a senior dementia patient go down on all fours and beg him for cigarettes and also forced a 99-year-old female patient to suck his thumb.

Investigations were conducted by the police and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) regarding Andrew James Davis, a 52-year-old registered nurse, at a Bupa-owned aged-care home between 2009 and 2011, regarding his strange behavior with elderly patients.

A colleague had lodged a complaint about Andrew James' behavior while working at the home in Bexley.

The Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW found Mr. Davis guilty of professional misconduct and had asked for his registration to be cancelled. The tribunal dismissed Mr.Davis in March 2011 after they found him guilty of humiliating many elderly patients in the care home.

During the tribunal hearing Mr Davis said: ''I just thought it was funny. I know it was not appropriate ... I am ashamed of my behaviour.''

The tribunal also concluded he had engaged in ''inappropriate and/or unwelcome conduct of a sexual or harassing nature towards four patients''.

Source: Medindia

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