This week, many are no doubt hearing about the case in California where a nurse refused to perform CPR on an 87-year-old woman who later died.
The woman was a resident at an independent living facility which was also attached to a nursing home. That difference was key in the woman's denial of care. Nursing homes have a higher standard of care than an apartment facility for the elderly.
The incident leads many to ask: What are a patient's rights in a nursing home?